Virtual Issue: Open Access Week 2015

To coincide with the 8th Annual International Open Access Week we are delighted to bring together all open access papers published in the Journal of Ecology in 2015. All five British Ecological Society Journals have produced a Virtual Issue for Open Access Week 2015. Please click on the issue covers below to read the Virtual Issues. All of these papers have been published through the Online Open programme. Members of the British Ecological Society are offered a 25% discount towards the cost of the Online Open scheme.



Aquatic plant ecology

Rehabilitating the cyanobacteria – niche partitioning, resource use efficiency and phytoplankton community structure during diazotrophic cyanobacterial blooms
Kalle Olli, Riina Klais & Timo Tamminen

Determinants of plant community diversity and structure

Bryophyte communities in the Amazon forest are regulated by height on the host tree and site elevation
Sylvia Mota de Oliveira & Hans ter Steege

Dispersal versus environmental filtering in a dynamic system: drivers of vegetation patterns and diversity along stream riparian gradients
Rob G. A. Fraaije, Cajo J. F. ter Braak, Betty Verduyn, Jos T. A. Verhoeven & Merel B. Soons


Trade-offs between physical and chemical carbon-based leaf defence: of intraspecific variation and trait evolution
David Eichenberg, Oliver Purschke, Christian Ristok, Ludger Wessjohann & Helge Bruelheide

Habitat fragmentation

Edge influence on vegetation at natural and anthropogenic edges of boreal forests in Canada and Fennoscandia
Karen A. Harper, S. Ellen Macdonald, Michael S. Mayerhofer, Shekhar R. Biswas, Per-Anders Esseen, Kristoffer Hylander, Katherine J. Stewart, Azim U. Mallik, Pierre Drapeau, Bengt-Gunnar Jonsson, Daniel Lesieur, Jari Kouki & Yves Bergeron

Palaeoecology and land-Use history

Long-term disturbance dynamics and resilience of tropical peat swamp forests
Lydia E. S. Cole, Shonil A. Bhagwat & Katherine J. Willis

Plant-herbivore interactions

Early positive effects of tree species richness on herbivory in a large-scale forest biodiversity experiment influence tree growth
Andreas Schuldt, Helge Bruelheide, Werner Härdtle, Thorsten Assmann, Ying Li, Keping Ma, Goddert von Oheimb & Jiayong Zhang

Wave-induced changes in seaweed toughness entail plastic modifications in snail traits maintaining consumption efficacy
Markus Molis, Ricardo A. Scrosati, Ehab F. El-Belely, Thomas J. Lesniowski & Martin Wahl

Plant population and community dynamics

The COMPADRE Plant Matrix Database: an open online repository for plant demography
Roberto Salguero-Gómez, Owen R. Jones, C. Ruth Archer, Yvonne M. Buckley, Judy Che-Castaldo, Hal Caswell, David Hodgson, Alexander Scheuerlein, Dalia A. Conde, Erik Brinks, Hendrik de Buhr, Claudia Farack, Fränce Gottschalk, Alexander Hartmann, Anne Henning, Gabriel Hoppe, Gesa Römer, Jens Runge, Tara Ruoff, Julia Wille, Stefan Zeh, Raziel Davison, Dirk Vieregg, Annette Baudisch, Res Altwegg, Fernando Colchero, Ming Dong, Hans de Kroon, Jean-Dominique Lebreton, Charlotte J. E. Metcalf, Maile M. Neel, Ingrid M. Parker, Takenori Takada, Teresa Valverde, Luis A. Vélez-Espino, Glenda M. Wardle, Miguel Franco & James W. Vaupel


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