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The editors of Journal of Ecology would like to invite proposals for new special features to be published in the journal. Journal of Ecology has been publishing special features since 2008, and recent examples include Biotic Controls of Plant Coexistence, Ecological Succession in a Changing World and Macroevolutionary Perspectives on Biotic Interactions. We will now…
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Yong Luo and colleagues recently had their paper published in Journal of Ecology. Read more about their work below.  Global change ecologists have often used trees under weak competition to examine relationships between climatic change and tree growth. Scaling up these results to a forest relies on the assumption that the climatic change-tree growth relationship…
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Michael Foisy and colleagues contributed a paper to our latest special feature: Macroevolutionary perspectives on biotic interactions. Find out more about their paper below. A brief history of the project When an insect chomps on a plant, sometimes the plant tissue will release latex or resin – a “goo” that can be toxic, difficult to digest,…
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Journal of Ecology Blog by Rhiannonrobins - 3w ago

Volume 107 Issue 4 of Journal of Ecology is now available online! This latest issue of Journal of Ecology includes a special feature titled Macroevolutionary perspectives on biotic interactions. The special feature, edited by Richard Shefferson from University of Tokyo, Japan, consists of 8 research papers and an introductory editorial. This issue also includes our annual Harper…
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Press release from the University of Cádiz The interactions between soil nutrients change significantly with increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Ecology and led by Dr. Raúl Ochoa-Hueso from the University of Cádiz.  This study, carried out in a native eucalypt woodland in Australia, showed how soil…
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This year’s Harper Prize winner is Rutuja Chitra-Tarak for her paper; The roots of the drought: Hydrology and water uptake strategies mediate forest‐wide demographic response to precipitation. Rutuja received a PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, went onto to do a post-doc at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, USA, and is now a post-doctoral…
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This year’s Harper Prize winner is Rutuja Chitra-Tarak for her paper; The roots of the drought: Hydrology and water uptake strategies mediate forest‐wide demographic response to precipitation. Rutuja received a PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, went onto to do a post-doc at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, USA, and is now a post-doctoral…
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To celebrate World Oceans Day 2019 – read more about Mahasweta Saha and Florian Weinberger‘s paper on microbial gardening below.  This classic nursery rhyme is very much applicable to our recently published Journal of Ecology study. How? To answer that I have a question for you: what do we have in common between a seaweed…
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Our latest review paper is by Christian Damgaard and Kathryn Irvine on the subject of analyzing plant cover data. Read more about their paper below. Plant cover is a measure of the two-dimensional projection of plant species onto the surface and is the most commonly used measure of plant abundance. There are numerous historic and…
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This week the BES journals are focussing on how to survive at conferences! Our Associate Editor, Dr Rob Salguero-Gómez, gives some tips for making the most of conferences – before, during and after.  I am a demographer, and as such, I am interested not only in how individuals survive, but also in what allows them…

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