Join us for a webinar on Ecological Resilience

Originally posted on Animal Ecology In Focus:
Join the British Ecological Society for a webinar on ecological resilience! This online meeting complements a new Special Feature being published in Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Ecology and Functional Ecology: Reconciling resilience across ecological systems, species and subdisciplines. Date: Wednesday 29 September 2021Time: 16:00-17:15?(BST)Location: Online (Zoom)#BESResilience This online meeting showcases the latest cutting-edge research on the topic of ecological… Continue reading Join us for a webinar on Ecological Resilience

“Both groups are picking the flowers when they’re feeding – they’re walking about and you can see them pick flower after flower after flower after flower.” Jurene Kemp talks to Ken Thompson in our new podcast!

Find our podcasts on apple, spotify and stitcher, or your favourite podcast app. “It seems that both groups are picking the flowers when they’re feeding – they’re walking about and you can see them pick flower after flower after flower after flower.” In this podcast, Jurene Kemp talks about her paper, Cryptic petal coloration decreases floral apparency and herbivory in nocturnally closing daisies – recently … Continue reading “Both groups are picking the flowers when they’re feeding – they’re walking about and you can see them pick flower after flower after flower after flower.” Jurene Kemp talks to Ken Thompson in our new podcast!

2019 Haldane Prize Shortlist: Functional Ecology’s Award for Early Career Researchers

The Haldane Prize is awarded by the British Ecological Society each year for the best paper in Functional Ecology written by an early career author. Today, we are pleased to present the shortlisted papers for this year’s award (from the 2019 volume of Functional Ecology). This year’s shortlisted candidates are: A trait-based framework for understanding predator-prey relationships: trait matching between a specialist snake and its … Continue reading 2019 Haldane Prize Shortlist: Functional Ecology’s Award for Early Career Researchers

Anna and Hugo

Introducing your new Functional Ecologists blog editors!

We’re happy to introduce our newest additions to our editorial board, Anna Doty and Hugo Saiz. This enthusiastic pair will join the crew to lead our blog FunctionalEcologists.com. Anna Doty is an animal physiologist exploring animal responses to human disturbance, and will start in the fall as an Assistant Professor at California State University, Bakersfield. Hugo Saiz is based at the University of Bern, Switzerland, … Continue reading Introducing your new Functional Ecologists blog editors!

Congratulations to Daniel Fitzgerald, winner of the 2017 Haldane Early Career Researcher Award

We are happy to announce the winner of Functional Ecology‘s JBS Haldane Early Career Researcher Award for the best paper in the journal from an early career author. This year, the award was won by Daniel Fitzgerald for his paper, Using trophic structure to reveal patterns of trait‐based community assembly across niche dimensions  In this paper, Daniel Fitzgerald and co-authors use stable isotopes to gather … Continue reading Congratulations to Daniel Fitzgerald, winner of the 2017 Haldane Early Career Researcher Award

Plant Physiology with a view: A different kind of gathering

Going to a symposium usually means days of talks in meeting rooms or conference centres, but Alexandra Townsend, an Early Career Researcher from Queen Mary University of London, recently attended a symposium that was a little more unusual: the Early Career Scientist Symposium run by the Plant Environmental Physiology Group (PEPG).

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Welcome, Functional Ecologists!

By Bjorn Robroek

Over the last few months, my life has changed drastically. I left the beautiful mountains of Switzerland behind, exchanging them for the rolling hills of Southwest England when I took up a lectureship in ecology at the University of Southampton. One week into my new position at Southampton, I found myself teaching plant and invertebrate ecology to 50 undergrads in Andalusia, Spain– a fantastic experience that reminded me how broad the field of ecology is. Ecology comes in many different flavours, and ecologists are also a varied group, with different interests, experiences and backgrounds. I am extremely chuffed to launch functionalecologists.com, a blog for the journal Functional Ecology.  To understand ecology takes a wide range of approaches, and I hope that this blog will show the many different ways that Functional Ecology can offer different aspects of ecology to ecologists. Continue reading “Welcome, Functional Ecologists!”