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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...

Mapping the puzzle of herbivore diversity across the Arctic: Functions and relationships matter



Figure 1 – A phylogenetically diverse Arctic herbivore community including rock ptarmigan and reindeer. Photo: Nicolas Lecomte​

By James D. M. Speed and coauthors

Understanding which species we find where, and why, is...

Passerine assemblages show niche expansion from natural to urban areas

Pictures of six common passerine species in our study locations. Species were increasingly tolerant to habitat transformation from left to right. Left-up: Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea. Left-down: Grey-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe morrisonia. Middle-up...