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The power of individuals: species-averaged trait response cannot represent community-wide patterns

Figure 1. Aerial view of the Thousand Island Lake islands at daybreak. Photo by Pan Jingcao.

By Shilu Zheng, Raphael K. Didham, Mingjian Yu, Bruce L. Webber

Looking for patterns in the morphological features of...

Long-term changes in flowering synchrony reflect climatic changes across an elevational gradient

Figure 1. Some flowering species found in Finger Rock Canyon. (a) Allium macropetalum, (b) Uropappus lindleyi, (c) Portulaca umbraticola subsp. lanceolata, (d) Claytonia perfoliata, (e) Mammillaria grahamii, (f) ...

Individual-based distribution modelling with RangeShifter

Figure 1. A dispersal heatmap showing how often each cell was part of an individual dispersal trajectory, overlaid on a patch-based landscape. All dispersers started from the large patch on the center left. Find out how to generate results like this with our RangeShifter...

New R Tools to Acquire, Manage, Visualize, and Cite Occurrence Data

Protea cynaroides, King Protea. Our favorite test case as we developed occCite. Photo courtesy of Hannah Owens.

By Hannah L. Owens and Jamie M. Kass, on behalf of all co-authors

There are...

Exposure of mammal genetic diversity to mid-21st century global change

 

By Spyros Theodoridis

Climate and land-use change are accelerating and taking their toll on all aspects of biodiversity, from genes, to species, to ecosystems. In response to...

New Forum Editor: Barry Brook

Please welcome our new Forum editor: Barry Brook!

Barry Brook is an ARC Laureate Fellow and Chair of Environmental Sustainability at the University of Tasmania. His research focuses on wildlife ecology, the impacts of land...

Where are all the hummingbirds? Data fusion can tell us

Figure 1. Two chestnut-breasted coronet (Boissonneaua matthewsii) having a discussion about the recent Ecography paper by Zurell et al. 2020 on ‘A standard protocol for reporting species distribution...

Tradeoffs and (lack of) carry-over effects in whimbrel

By Camilo Carneiro

Many migrants distribute over wide regions during the non-breeding season, with individuals that breed a few hundred...

Special issue in Ecography for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

The world is facing an environmental emergency, manifested through the joint biodiversity and climate crises. To overcome this massive challenge and promote a more sustainable development, the United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2021-2030 as...

Treeline ecotone patterns matter

Abrupt (and discrete) treeline composed of Lophozonia menziesii (Nothofagaceae), southern Alps, New Zealand. Photo by M. Y. Bader.

 

By Johanna Toivonen and Maaike Bader

As treeline researchers, we have been fascinated...

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