Editor's Choice

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March 2013
Editor's Choice: Volume 101, Issue 2

Selected paper The ancient forests of La Gomera, Canary Islands, and their sensitivity to environmental change by Nogué et al.

January 2013
Editor's Choice: Volume 101, Issue 1

Selected paper Tree effects on grass growth in savannas: competition, facilitation and the stress-gradient hypothesis by Dohn et al.


November 2012
Editor's Choice: Volume 100, Issue 6

Selected paper Plant species diversity and genetic diversity within a dominant species interactively affect plant community biomass by Crawford & Rudgers


September 2012

Editor's Choice: Volume 100, Issue 5

Selected paper Continental-scale variability in browser diversity is a major driver of diversity patterns in acacias across Africa by Greve et al.

 
July 2012
Editor's Choice: Volume 100, Issue 4

Selected paper Analysis of a negative plant–soil feedback in a subtropical monsoon forest by Liu et al.


May 2012
Editor's Choice: Volume 100, Issue 3

Selected paper Upland deforestation triggered an ecosystem state-shift in a kettle peatland by Alex W. Ireland and Robert K. Booth.


March 2012
Editor's Choice: Volume 100, Issue 2

Selected paper Significance and extent of secondary seed dispersal by predatory birds on oceanic islands: the case of the Canary archipelago by David Padilla, Aaron Gonzales-Castro and Manuel Nogales.


January 2012
Editor's Choice: Volume 100, Issue 1

Selected paper: Interspecific differences in wood decay rates: insights from a new short-term method to study long-term wood decomposition by Freschet et al.


November 2011

Editor's Choice: Volume 99, Issue 6

Selected paper: Defining the limit to resistance in a drought-tolerant grassland: long-term severe drought significantly reduces the dominant species and increases ruderals by Evans et al. 


September 2011
Editor's Choice: Volume 99, Issue 5

Selected paper:Nitrification is linked to dominant leaf traits rather than functional diversity by Laughlin
 

July 2011
Editor's Choice: Volume 99, Issue 4

Selected paper: Strict mast fruiting for a tropical dipterocarp tree: a demographic cost–benefit analysis of delayed reproduction and seed predation by Visser et al.
 

May 2011
Editor's Choice: Volume 99, Issue 3

Selected paper: Ecology's cruel dilemma, phylogenetic trait evolution and the assembly of Serengeti plant communities by Anderson et al.
 

March 2011
Editor's Choice: Volume 99, Issue 2

Selected paper: Invasion of Norway spruce diversifies the fire regime in boreal European forests by Ohlson et al.

January 2011
Editor's Choice: Volume 99, Issue 1

Selected paper: The tolerance of island plant–pollinator networks to alien plants by Kaiser-Bunbury et al.
 

November 2010
Editor's Choice: Volume 98, Issue 6

Selected paper: Effect of explosive shallow hydrothermal vents on δ13C and growth performance in the seagrass Posidonia oceanica by Vizzini et al.


September 2010
Editor's Choice: Volume 98, Issue 5

Selected paper: Unveiling below-ground species abundance in a biodiversity experiment: a test of vertical niche differentiation among grassland species by Mommer et al.


July 2010
Editor's Choice: Volume 98, Issue 4

Selected paper: Modelling the growth of parasitic plants by Hautier et al.
 

May 2010
Editor's Choice: Volume 98, Issue 3

Selected paper: Early successional woody plants facilitate and ferns inhibit forest development on Puerto Rican landslides by Walker et al.
 

March 2010
Editor's Choice: Volume 98, Issue 2

Selected paper: Variation in gene expression of Andropogon gerardii in response to altered environmental conditions associated with climate change by Travers et al.
 

January 2010
Editor's Choice: Volume 98, Issue 1

Selected paper: Plant genetic diversity yields increased plant productivity and herbivore performance by Kotowska et al.


November 2009

Editor's Choice: Volume 97, Issue 6

Selected paper: Positive interactions can increase size inequality in plant populations by Chu et al.
 

September 2009
Editor's Choice: Volume 97, Issue 5

Selected paper: Defoliation and ENSO effects on vital rates of an understorey tropical rain forest palm by Martínez-Ramos et al.


July 2009
Editor's Choice: Volume 97, Issue 4

Selected paper: Invasion of Norway spruce (Picea abies) and the rise of the boreal ecosystem in Fennoscandia by Seppä et al.


May 2009
Editor's Choice: Volume 97, Issue 3

Selected paper: Release from foliar and floral fungal pathogen species does not explain the geographic spread of naturalized North American plants in Europe by van Kleunen & Fischer
 

March 2009
Editor's Choice: Volume 97, Issue 2

Selected paper:Detection, survival rates, and dynamics of a cryptic plant, Asclepias meadii: applications of mark-recapture models to long-term monitoring studies by Alexander et al.
 

January 2009
Editor's Choice: Volume 97, Issue 1

Selected paper: Competition, herbivory and genetics interact to determine the accumulation and fitness consequences of a defence metabolite by Lankau & Kliebenstein

November 2008
Editor's Choice: Volume 96, Issue 6

Selected paper: Glacial refugia of temperate trees in Europe: insights from species distribution modelling 
 

September 2008
Editor's Choice: Volume 96, Issue 5

Selected paper: Trait interactions help explain plant invasion success in the German flora 
 

July 2008
Editor's Choice: Volume 96, Issue 4

Selected paper: Tree species identity alters forest litter decomposition through long-term plant and soil interactions in Patagonia, Argentina
 

May 2008
Editor's Choice: Volume 96, Issue 3

Selected paper: Temporal shifts from facilitation to competition occur between closely related taxa 
 

March 2008
Editor's Choice: Volume 96, Issue 2

Selected paper: Somatic mutation and the Antarctic ozone hole 

 

January 2008
Editor's Choice: Volume 96, Issue 1

Selected papers: Linking ecological and built components of urban mosaics: an open cycle of ecological design

A new framework for predicting invasive plant species

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