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,...

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...

Latitudinal variation in resistance and tolerance to herbivory of a salt marsh shrub

By Steve Pennings and Kazimierz Więski.

A new study by Kazimierz Więski and Steven Pennings contributes to the biogeography of plant antiherbivore strategies. Plants can resist herbivore's...

A good hypothesis is a matter of scale

Old-growth longleaf pine vegetation in the Croatan National Forest, North Carolina. Photograph by Kyle Palmquist.

By Jes Coyle. Read full study here.

Graduate students at the...

The diversity and phylogenetic community structure of ants along a Costa Rican elevational gradient

M. Alex Smith (salex [at] uoguelph [dot] ca; and on Twitter: @Alex_Smith_Ants)


[note – each photo legend below has a link to the full size image on Picasa included as a comment]...

An island on a former island on a former island: a biogeographer’s paradise

Blog post by Robert P. Anderson, Robert A. Boria, and Eliécer E. Gutiérrez


A fascinating system

A tiny...

Integrating phylogenetic community structure with species distribution models

Blog post by Oluwatobi A.  Oke, Stephen B.  Heard and Jeremy T. Lundholm


Richness – heterogeneity relationships: positive, unimodal, both, or neither?

A Black-throated Green Warbler, one of the bird species found in the study area.


Avi Bar-Massada and Eric M. Wood

One of the most common notions in ecology is that species richness has a positive relationship with habitat...

Seasonal cycles of diversity and similarity in a Central American rainforest butterfly community

V. Grøtan, R. Lande, I. A. Chacon and P. J. DeVries

Lowland tropical rainforests harbor the greatest insect diversity on earth, and ecologists have repeatedly shown that wet and dry seasons are correlated with insect abundances. Despite its importance for understanding...

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 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.



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...

Energetic costs as potential drivers of cetacean habitats in the southwest Indian Ocean

Cetaceans are large vertebrates which occupy the highest trophic levels of pelagic food webs. At the individual scale, it has been shown that cetaceans select their food on the basis of their energetic costs. Cetaceans with the highest energetic costs select the highest...

New Editor-in-Chief

The Nordic Society Oikos has elected Professor Miguel Araújo as the new Editor-in-Chief of Ecography, after nearly ten years of leadership by Professor...

Geography and juveniles in the marine environment: how do they interact?

Adams et al. is now on Early View. Read their blog post below.

Understanding the structure and dynamics of biological populations is a central aim of ecology. In the case of...

Tundra change at the dawn of drone ecology

Signe Normand, guest editor of an upcoming special issue on demography has won the L’Oréals/UNESCO’s price For...

New home page

With the new home page, you can easily navigate between face book, twitter posts and the blog as well as quickly switch between accepted articles and articles that are published early view. By clicking on the title of an early view article, you will also find altmetrics for...

Our first twitter year

Ecography started with twitter in 2013, and here is an animated summary of what we did so far:

New Subject Editor: Sally Keith

We would like to welcome our new Subject Editor Sally Keith. Read about her research below and follow her on twitter @Sal_Keith

New Subject Editor: Zhiheng Wang

Dr Zhiheng Wang is a macroecologist, working on large-scale patterns of species diversity and the responses of species to past and future climatic change. He got his PhD in physical geography from Peking Univ. in 2009. In 2011-2012, he worked as a Marie Curie Fellow in Unive...


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