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One thousand camera traps reveal that forest mammal communities have a consistent structure and similar vulnerability across the tropics

By Francesco Rovero

That biological communities in similar environments but distant regions share forms and functions is a known pattern of diversity attributed to convergent evolution. For tropical forest mammals, which include some of the most...

New Subject Editor: Susana Clusella-Trullas

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Botany and Zoology at Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch, South Africa. I received my PhD in Ecology and Environmental Science from Drexel University (Philadephia, USA) and moved to South Africa for postdoctoral research...

A temporal exploration of food webs using biomonitoring data

Figure 1. Illustration - Exploring the past of a food web.

 

By Pierre Olivier

Since the very first representation of an ecological network (Camerano 1880), food webs have become an important tool to explore and summarize the...

New Subject Editor: damaris Zurell

I am a geoecologist and ecological modeller, currently based at the Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany, and guest research at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland. My research is generally guided by ecological and biodiversity theory and integrates...

The koala was a victim of prehistoric climate change

Image by John Llewelyn (Global Ecology @Flinders)

By Farzin Shabani, Frédérik Saltré, Corey Bradshaw, Katharina Peters and Antoine Champreux

Along with the kangaroo and the emu, the tree-living marsupial koala is the most recognised...