Welcome to the home of all things forest ecology, from the diverse canopies of tropical and temperate rainforests, to the sprawling underground networks of essential, but often forgotten fungi. Here we hope to bring you some of what we consider to be the best and most fascinating science associated with forested ecosystems globally. We will be doing our best to synthesise and communicate this information in a way that doesn’t keep all the goodies locked away behind an impenetrable fortress of unfamiliar and overly technical wording.
There is a growing recognition across all disciplines of a need to communicate science and research more effectively to a wide range of audiences. To make sure the content you read here is both interesting and accessible we implement a peer-review process that brings together both specialists and general enthusiasts. Once drafted, articles are passed to a panel of non-specialists for review. Any comments are then reviewed and implemented by the original author to increase its accessibility following which the article is then published on this website. In the interests of transparency, both the author and the reviewer will be detailed alongside the article and both our authors and reviewers have a short bio detailing their background and research interests, enabling you to see who’s been involved along the way. Ultimately we hope this is a recipe for a positive, collaborative approach between scientists and non-specialists that ensures our content is accessible to as many people as possible.