Functional Ecology: Plain Language Summaries

For every paper published in Functional Ecology, the authors write a plain language or lay summary, which explains the research (and its importance) in a generally accessible way


Functional Ecology publishes high-impact papers that enable a mechanistic understanding of ecological pattern and process from the organismic to the ecosystem scale.  Because of the multifaceted nature of this challenge, papers can be based on a wide range of approaches.  Functional Ecology is a British Ecological Society journal.

Older plain language summaries can be found in the Plain Language Summaries Archive.