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June 2017

A female elephant hawkmoth (Deilephila elpenor) resting on a paeony bud. The moth's name derives from the appearance of the caterpillar, which is said to resemble an elephant's trunk....

May 2017

Awakening early from a mid-day nap and surrounding by adult females in its family, an African elephant calf begins playing with its previously sleeping cousin. Using a graph theoretic...

April 2017

A rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) and a helmeted friarbird (Philemon buceroides) eye each other warily at a flowering Schefflera actinophylla in...

March 2017

Today, few streams are pristine until one goes to high elevations or latitudes, and most streams have a long history of alteration due to climate change and human disturbance. Questions...

February 2017

A cape vulture attacks a trio of black-backed jackals feeding on a carcass. Direct competition of this sort is just one of the factors on our scale of scavenging, a scale which we use to...

January 2017

For centuries followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church have conserved patches of native trees around church buildings as sacred sanctuaries for church communities. Today there are as...

December 2016

Artificial wetlands can be good for some birds such as flamingos which concentrate in salt ponds and fish ponds (e.g. in Doñana, Spain). However, the diversity and proportion of...

November 2016

An adult male American dipper (Cinclus mexicanus) gathers aquatic invertebrates to feed his hungry nestlings on Barnes Creek, Washington, USA.  The quality of this food can...

October 2016

An overwintering western monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) at the Goleta Butterfly Grove and Coronado Butterfly Preserve in Goleta, CA. Monarch butterflies in western North...

September 2016

Colouration of insects like of the depicted tiger beetle (Cicindela sylvicola) is supposed to have multifarious reasons ranging from predator avoidance to sexual advertisement....

August 2016

Many widespread species, like this Gallotia galloti lizard on the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands) inhabit a diverse range of environments. Local adaptation of...

July 2016

Brazilian reefs encompass the unique coral reef formations in the South Atlantic Ocean. This shot shows a fan worm on the top of a Montastraea cavernosa coral colony on a coral...

June 2016

Chioglossa lusitanica, or golden-striped salamander, is an amphibian endemic species to the Iberian Peninsula. It is a species of Salamandridae family listed as 'Vulnerable' (VU...

May 2016

Phrynosoma goodei, the Goode's Horned Lizard, with its body buried in sand in the Sonoran Desert of southwestern USA. Many horned lizard species use rapid, lateral-twisting head...

April 2015

The front page of this special issue of software notes, detailing tools for better reproducibility in ecological science, shows the workflow processes of the sdm R package. sdm provides...

March 2016

Jodis lactearia, a moth of the Geometridae family that commonly occurs in deciduous woodland, resting in a floodplain forest in eastern Austria. Terrestrial arthropod...

January 2016

Two polar bear cubs nestled against their mother on the sea ice of the Beaufort Sea. Polar bears travel and hunt on the sea ice, which itself can drift many kilometres per day. We used...

December 2015

Lord Howe Island, home to the southernmost coral reef in the world, is dominated by corals that reproduce by brooding larvae, such as this Porites. In this issue, Keith et al. suggest...

November 2015

Hummingbird species from La Selva–Braulio Carrillo corridor on the Caribbean slope of Costa Rica. Hermit hummingbirds mostly have long and/or curved bill (photo 1, 2 and 3 from top-left...

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