EGU 2018: Insights from Giovanna Battipaglia

The European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018 was held in Vienna from April 8 to 13 and Associate Editor Giovanna Battipaglia kindly agreed to share her thoughts and experiences from the meeting below. When you arrive at EGU, you have the feeling that you are in the right place for science! Thousands of scientists and…

Special Feature: Intransitive competition and coexistence

Volume 106.3 of Journal of Ecology includes a special feature on intransitive competition and coexistence. The special feature, guest edited by Santi Soliveres and Eric Allan, consists of 6 research articles and an editorial. Santi and Eric tell us more about their special feature below… Whether to see who starts in hide and seek or…

Volume 106 Issue 3

Volume 106 Issue 3 is now available online! This issue includes a special feature titled ‘Intransitive competition and species coexistence’. Edited by Santiago Soliveres and Eric Allan from the University of Bern, the special feature presents six new studies including models, experimental studies and large-scale observational studies. The studies advance the field by integrating intransitive…

Coral Reefs Survival: Interactions Between Multiple Local Stressors of Algal Turf Communities?

Our new video podcast brings us below the ocean surface and explores the role of interacting local stressors on algal turf communities, an important driver of coral reef development and survival. This study conducted by Caitlin Fong at the University of California Santa Barbara (USA) and titled ‘Simultaneous synergistic, antagonistic and additive interactions between multiple local…

Ecological Inspirations: Richard Shefferson

Richard P. Shefferson is an Associate Professor at the Organization for Programs on Environmental Sciences; a relatively new unit within the University of Tokyo aimed at research on global environmental problems and the fundamental sciences related to them. He is an evolutionary ecologist studying life history evolution in long-lived plants and fungi, and the evolution…

Fungi made it first: Potential consequences for advancing tree lines

Dominik Merges (PhD candidate, Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre) has written a blog post about his recently published Journal of Ecology article about the spatial patterns of plant-associated fungi.  When you think of Swiss alpine valleys, you might think of gentle mountain slopes covered with conifers (see picture 1). These tree line forests present…

Toward an Integrative Approach to Assess Ozone Impacts on Forest Growth

Maxime Cailleret and colleagues from the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (Switzerland) recently published a review titled ‘Ozone effects on European forest growth – Towards an integrative approach‘. Maxime tell us more about the paper below. Tropospheric ozone is a key greenhouse gas responsible for 5-16% of the global temperature change since preindustrial…