News & blog

New Subject Editor: Miguel Matias

Miguel Matias is a Marie Curie Fellow at the Imperial College London (UK). In 2011, Miguel received his PhD in Ecology from the University of Sydney (Australia). Following his PhD, was got a postdoctoral fellowship at the Evolutionary Community Ecology group at the CNRS (...

New Subject Editor Christine N Meynard

Dr Meynard is an ecologist with interests in species distributions, metacommunities and diversity at intermediate to large scales, as well as in the use of virtual ecology in macroecological studies. She received her PhD in Ecology from the University of California at Davis...

New Subject Editor: Jean-Philippe Lessard

Jean-Philippe Lessard is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In 2010, J.-P. received his PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He then worked as...

Amphibians closer to the pole respond stronger to global warming

By Tobias Uller In a warmer world, spring will be earlier. The increase in temperature is not the same across the globe, however, and the highest rate of warming is found at high latitudes. It is therefore not very surprising that, in a meta-analysis of 59 studies from the northern hemisphere , we...

Webinar on niche modeling and the use of MaxEnt

By Professor Rob Anderson In this seminar, I will first provide an overview of my perception of the field of ecological niche modeling, within the larger arena of biodiversity informatics, and then provide worked examples with tropical mammals. In framing the field, I will point out key issues (...