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Accessibility maps as a tool to predict sampling bias in historical biodiversity records

The King’s Map, a unique map of South Africa produced in 1790 for the King Louis XVI of France, on the observations of the French ornithologist and explorer Francois Levaillant, by M. de Laborde. By publishing journals about his voyages, Levaillant provided us with...

New Subject Editor: Flavia Costa

Flávia Costa (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brasil) I have been living and studying the Amazon forests for 22 years. My research interest is in understanding the organization, maintenance and dynamics of plant communities of the Amazon forests. This being a...

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...