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There and back again: genetic trials enable the transfer of Douglas-fir distribution models across continents

Figure 1. Role of seed origin in buffering the effects of climate change on potential distribution. Potential distribution of two provenances, Darrington originating from cascade region of Washington in North America and Adams lake originating from interior British...

Is there such a thing as "flying ant day"?

We found that ants emerge throughout the summer, not just on one set day a year. Photo credit: thesun.co.uk.

By Adam Hart

Back in 2012, while digging up a leaf-cutting ant nest in Trinidad for a BBC documentary I was making, I got an...

The litter-sifting lifestyle: Capturing ant diversity on Middle American mountains

Fidel Vega, Saslaya National Park, Nicaragua, May 2011. Photo by Michael Branstetter.

 

By John Longino

MIGUEL! The shout echoes through the forest. It is dawn, in a cloud forest on an isolated group of mountains in eastern...

The challenge of modeling niches and distributions for data‐poor species

Optimal and default Maxent models for the Malagasy rodent Eliurus majori (logistic output). Results correspond to the unfiltered dataset (top) and filtered dataset (bottom), and three ways of determining model settings: AICc (left), sequential criteria based on...

New Subject Editor: Camila Ribas

My scientific career is motivated by understanding what drives biological diversification and how biodiversity is maintained, or lost, through time. Although started from an interest in genetics and evolution, my research has been approaching practical questions related to...