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New Subject Editor: Hector Arita

Héctor T. Arita is professor of ecology in the Centre of Research on Ecosystems (CIECO) of the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM) in the Morelia, Michoacán campus. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Florida in 1992, he joined the faculty of UNAM,...

Koalas need to balance their requirements for food and shade

You would think that once a koala found a good tree for feeding, they would stay put. This is not the case according to a new study by Mathew Crowther and colleagues. By fitting 40 koalas with portable GPS units, the research team could locate where the koalas were every four hours. Their results...

A serious miscalculation on Ecuadorean swamps

Nigel Pitman Collecting plant specimens in a swamp of Yasuní National Park with a Huaorani friend, 1998. Photo by Tomás Delinks. The paper on Ecuadorean swamps that was just published Early View in Ecography this week is the result of a serious miscalculation. To understand why requires going back...

New Subject Editor: Kenneth Feeley

Kenneth J. Feeley in an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida, USA. Feeley received his PhD in Biology from Duke University in 2005 in recognition of his investigations into the effects of...

Blog by March cover author Williams and Stuart-Smith

Making good conservation decisions with limited data: improvements to simple range maps for biodiversity conservation planning Rob Williams , University of St Andrews (UK) and Oceans Initiative (Canada) Rick Stuart-Smith , University of Tasmania and Reef Life Survey (Australia) Photos in this blog...