Journal of Ecology

Copyright © 2014 British Ecological Society

A Journal of the British Ecological Society

  • Edited by: David Gibson, Richard Bardgett, Mark Rees and Amy Austin
    Online ISSN: 1365-2745

ISI Journal Citation Reports® Ranking 2012:
14/136 (Ecology); 11/195 (Plant Sciences)

Impact Factor: 5.431
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Accepted Articles

Tropical rabbitfish and the deforestation of a warming temperate sea
Vergés et al.
Accepted 26 August 2014

Conditions favouring hard seededness as a dispersal and predator escape strategy
Paulsen et al. 
Accepted 18 August 2014

Experimentally linking disturbance, resources and productivity to diversity in forest ground-layer plant communities
Burton et al. 
Accepted 13 August 2014

A novel mechanism for grazing lawn formation: large herbivore-induced modification of the plant-soil water balance
Veldhuis et al.
Accepted 13 August 2014

Tree diversity and the role of non-host neighbour tree species in reducing fungal pathogen infestation
Hantsch et al.
Accepted 12 August

Seasonality of precipitation interacts with exotic species to alter composition and phenology of a semi-arid grassland
Prevey & Seastedt
Accepted 13 August 2014

Millennial disturbance-driven forest stand dynamics in the Eastern Canadian taiga reconstructed from subfossil logs
Gennaretti et al.
Accepted 11 August 2014

Shoot competition, root competition and reproductive allocation in Chenopodium acuminatum
Wang et al.
Accepted 6 August 2014

Changes in plant community composition, not diversity, during a decade of nitrogen and phosphorus additions drive above-ground productivity in a tallgrass prairie
Avolio et al.
Accepted 6 August 2014

How exotic plants integrate into pollination networks
Stouffer, Cirtwill & Bascompte
Accepted 5 August 2014

Carbon isotopic signatures of soil organic matter correlate with leaf area index across woody biomes
Ladd et al. 
Accepted 4 August 2014

A prominent stepwise advance of the tree line in North-East Finland
Aakala et al. 
Accepted 1 August 2014

A prominent stepwise advance of the tree line in North-East Finland
Aakala et al.
Accepted 1 August 2014

Resistance and resilience to changing climate and fire regime depend on plant functional traits
Enright et al. 
Accepted 31 July 2014

Disentangling the drivers of context-dependent plant-animal interactions
Maron, Baer & Angert
Accepted 29 July 2014

Direct and indirect impacts of climate change on microbial and biocrust communities alter the resistance of the N cycle in a semiarid grassland
Delgado-Baquerizo et al.
Accepted 23 July 2014

Impact of exotic insect herbivores on native tritrophic interactions: a case study of the African cotton leafworm, Spodoptera littoralis and insects associated with the field mustard Brassica rapa
Chabaane et al.
Accepted 23 July 2014

Canopy facilitates seaweed recruitment on subtidal temperate reefs
Bennett & Wernberg 
Accepted 17 July 2014

Extreme climate events lower resilience of foundation seagrass at edge of biogeographical range
Fraser et al. 
Accepted 15 July 2014

Species richness-productivity relationships of tropical terrestrial ferns at regional and local scales
Kessler et al.
Accepted 15 July 2014

Long-term expansion of juniper populations in managed landscapes: patterns in space and time
García et al.
Accepted 14 July 2014

Fire-regime complacency and sensitivity to centennial- through millennial-scale climate change in Rocky Mountain subalpine forests, Colorado, U.S.A.
Higuera, Briles & Whitlock
Accepted 14 July 2014

Phylogenetic tree shape and the structure of mutualistic networks
Chamberlain et al.
Accepted 24 June 2014

Functional attributes of savannah soils: contrasting effects of tree canopies and herbivores on bulk density, nutrients and moisture dynamics
Holdo & Mack
Accepted 24 June 2014

Quantifying the impact of an extreme climate event on species diversity in fragmented temperate forests: the effect of the October 1987 storm on British broadleaved woodlands
Smart et al. 
Accepted 24 June 2014



Forum articles, Biological Flora, Essay Reviews and Future Direction papers.




News & Highlights 

"Multiple mechanisms for trait effects on litter decomposition: moving beyond home-field advantage with a new hypothesis" by Freschet, Aerts & Cornelissen (100:3) was awarded the “Prix La Recherche 2013" from the popular, French science magazine “La Recherche”,

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Journal of Ecology in the news

Mosses lose their sex drive on islands - LA Times (26 July 2013) feature paper by Patiño et al.

A paper from the senescence Special Feature (101:3) by Morales et al. has been selected as an Editor’s Choice by Science.

Whitebark Pine Trees: Is Their Future at Risk? (10 June 2013) NSF feature the paper by Rapp, McIntire & Crone

Caribou the missing piece of arctic warming puzzle (1 May 2013) - now read the recently published Journal of Ecology paper, which inspired the headline.

Gunning for Gunnera in the Irish Times on 15 March 2013 refer to the Biological Flora paper by Gioria & Osborne.

Nature Research Highlights on 26 April 2012 'Tree cover–fire feedback'. Read the paper by Trauernicht et al. online now.

Blowin' in the wind? Conservation Magazine, on 16 January 2012, summarise our Centenary Symposium Special Feature paper by Bullock et al.

BBC Nature on 23 November 2011 report findings from the paper by Padilla et al. in a photo feature "Seeds survive being eaten twice". Also featured on BBC Mundo (Spanish).

Nature Research Highlights on 7 September 2011 "Enduring herb improves with age". Read the full article by Garcia, Dahlgren and Ehrlén.

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