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An island on a former island on a former island: a biogeographer’s paradise

Blog post by Robert P. Anderson , Robert A. Boria, and Eliécer E. Gutiérrez A fascinating system A tiny habitat island, on a former island connected only by a spit of sand to the mainland, which itself was once an enormous island: what better place to study evolutionary ecology and biogeography?...

Integrating phylogenetic community structure with species distribution models

Blog post by Oluwatobi A. Oke, Stephen B. Heard and Jeremy T. Lundholm Our paper combines approaches from phylogenetic community ecology and species distribution modeling to understand the assembly of plant communities on rock barrens. It was enormous fun to be involved with this work, in part...

Richness – heterogeneity relationships: positive, unimodal, both, or neither?

A Black-throated Green Warbler, one of the bird species found in the study area. Avi Bar-Massada and Eric M. Wood One of the most common notions in ecology is that species richness has a positive relationship with habitat heterogeneity. This idea, naturally, stems from the niche-based view of...

New paper categories: Commentary and Brevia

Dear authors and readers, I am pleased to announce some major changes in Ecography. It has been a while since we felt that we needed to diversify the profile of Ecography. Most papers in Ecography are original research papers, but we have some high profile Reviews &...

Seasonal cycles of diversity and similarity in a Central American rainforest butterfly community

V. Grøtan, R. Lande, I. A. Chacon and P. J. DeVries Lowland tropical rainforests harbor the greatest insect diversity on earth, and ecologists have repeatedly shown that wet and dry seasons are correlated with insect abundances. Despite its importance for understanding ecological diversity, it has...