Friday, 22 July 2016

New Journal of Botany 6.1 published

It's here at last - the latest issue of New Journal of Botany, BSBI's scientific journal and one of our most popular publications, was published today.

Ash buds and flowers
Image courtesy of John Crellin/Floral Images
http://www.floralimages.co.uk/page.php?
taxon=fraxinus_excelsior,1
The issue is available on-line here and everybody can read the abstracts but only BSBI members have full access. If you are a member, just log in to the members-only area of the BSBI website (email me if you've forgotten the password) and you will be able to read and download all the content: six papers, one short note and three book reviews.

One paper likely to make a bit of a stir is by Ruth Mitchell et al. on the potential impacts of the loss of Ash (Fraxinus excelsior), due to ash dieback, on woodland vegetation in Great Britain.

This paper will be of interest to anybody concerned about ash dieback - especially people who have taken part in the SPLASH project to record the plants, mosses and lichens associated with Ash. The authors' results suggest that ash dieback could drive substantial changes in the ground flora community composition of woodlands currently dominated by ash.