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New Subject Editor: Ana Rodrigues

I am an ecologist trained in Portugal (BSc and MSc), and in the UK (PhD). I am now a researcher of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), based in Montpellier at the Centre for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology (CEFE). My research interests revolve...

Using simplified settings to advance ecological theory: a lesson from the subterranean world

by Stefano Mammola

E4 award

A wise man named Socrates once stated a famous aphorism: "I know that I know nothing". Some thousands years later, in the era of internet, satellites and artificial intelligence,...

Phylogeny and species traits predict bird detectability

by Péter Sólymos (solymos [at] ualberta [dot] ca)

Video abstract: https://vimeo.com/291323964

Birds use songs to attract...

Accessibility maps as a tool to predict sampling bias in historical biodiversity records

The King’s Map, a unique map of South Africa produced in 1790 for the King Louis XVI of France, on the observations of the French ornithologist and explorer Francois Levaillant, by M. de Laborde. By publishing journals about his voyages, Levaillant provided us with...

New Subject Editor: Flavia Costa

Flávia Costa (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brasil) I have been living and studying the Amazon forests for 22 years. My research interest is in understanding the organization, maintenance and dynamics of plant communities of the Amazon forests. This being a...