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Species On The Move, Tasmania 2016

The global redistribution of our planets’ species is widely recognised as a fingerprint of climate change, however, the mechanisms that underpin such range shifts are poorly understood. Additionally, the pervasiveness of range shifts, from poles to the equator, and depths of...

Cutting off rivers to salmon changes everything for a songbird

An adult American Dipper gathers aquatic invertebrate to feed its’ nearby nest on Barnes Creek, Washington, USA. Photo: Christopher Tonra

 

By Christopher Tonra

Salmon have enormous impacts on the ecosystems they inhabit, particularly riverine systems...

Towards an integrated theory of Biogeography

By Kevin Cazelles, Nicolas Mouquet, David Mouillot and Dominique Gravel

Debates are going on the extent to which ecological interactions spread over spatial scales. The absence of a clear answer to this particular problem casts doubts on the very popular Species...

Abiotic and biotic constraints across reptile and amphibian ranges

EDITOR'S CHOICE JANUARY

By Heather R. Cunningham

 

Does the relative strength of the abiotic and biotic factors limiting species distributions differ at poleward and equatorward boundaries?

 

It is well-known that abiotic and biotic factors...

Corals in a marginal environment rely on establishment over dispersal

Brooding species Stylophora pistillata. Photo credit Erika Woolsey.

 

By Erika Woolsey and Sally Keith

Lord Howe Island (31.5°S) is the southernmost coral reef in the world, sitting 1000 km south of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR), and...