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Local human impacts decouple natural biophysical relationships on Pacific coral reefs

Remote coral reefs of the Pacific Ocean. Remote, uninhabited reefs such as these give us a glimpse into the natural structuring forces of ecological communities in a world without humans and highlight the important fact that not all coral reefs look the same...

Niche models and translocation experiments: do they predict different responses to climate change?

A metapopulation model had three stages: seeds, rosettes, and juveniles. The model included vital rates of Carlina vulgaris individuals when grown in their home territory. To incorporate responses of life history traits to climate change, these rates were...

Species’ roles in food webs show fidelity across a highly variable oak forest

Silk button galls formed by the gall wasp ( Neuroterus numismalis ) located on the leaves of European Oak. Photo by Riikka Kaartinen. by Nick Baker Ecological communities are under constant pressure from a variety of natural and human-caused disturbances. As...

Boundaries in the ocean and the cons on having a long larval life

Large scale pattern of coastal currents for the east coast of North America. Currents are represented as the annual average of current speed (m/s) in grids of 100km, the data was extracted from Lumpkin and Garrafo 2005 (http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/dac/...

OUR ICEBERG MAY NOT BE MELTING BUT THE WIND IS DEFINITELY TURNING!

An Adélie penguin look around for an easy access to the sea from Pétrels Island. Photo by Timothée Poupart. by Yan Ropert-Coudert Complete breeding failure of a large number of individuals is a rare event in Nature. So when the 34 000 Adélie penguins from the...