Ok, so JoE is The Journal of Ecology. As a nerd (and certified scientist) I read a lot of journals. I would list them all but I don't want you to nod off before I get to the punchline. Two articles in Vol 97 Issue 6 are:
"Socialism in soil? The importance of mycorrhizal fungal networks for facilitation in natural ecosystems"
"Parasite-grass-forb interactions and rock-paper-scissor dynamics: predicting the effects of the parasitic plant Rhinathus minor on host plant communities"
Right? Crazy! This is what passes for comedy in my dork-sphere. But honestly, have we really evaluated the political structure in the complex microbial relationships in the soil? Do we really understand school-yard hierarchy of the grass-forb communities?
Oh my gosh I missed one:
"Parasitic plants as facilitators: more Dryad than Dracula?"
Who are these people?