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...


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