20 000 years of african vegetation change

By Leanne Phelps

Understanding the effects of climate-disturbance-ecosystem interactions is essential for producing accurate predictions of vegetation change. Yet large uncertainties exist in future projections of biodiversity and ecosystem...

NSO journals in COVID-19 times

Dear authors, readers and reviewers,

As the world grapples with COVID-19 we write, above all, to wish you and those close to you continued good health.  These are uneasy times and we wanted to let you know that the editorial office of the Nordic Society Oikos (NSO) is...

European fish stocks on the move

Map of the northeast Atlantic showing the changes in spatial occurrence per species identified by the presence–absence analysis. In each ICES division, the results are showed with a petal plot. Each petal corresponds to a species, and these are ordered from top to bottom by...

Leveraging big citizen science data to understand urban tolerance of bird species

Fig. 1. Three example species, showing their theoretical grouping based on response to urbanization – and their values of VIIRS night-time lights at a continental scale.

By Corey Callaghan

Urbanization is negatively impacting biodiversity...

One thousand camera traps reveal that forest mammal communities have a consistent structure and similar vulnerability across the tropics

By Francesco Rovero

That biological communities in similar environments but distant regions share forms and functions is a known pattern of diversity attributed to convergent evolution. For tropical forest mammals, which include some of the most...

A temporal exploration of food webs using biomonitoring data

Figure 1. Illustration - Exploring the past of a food web.


By Pierre Olivier

Since the very first representation of an ecological network (Camerano 1880), food webs have become an important tool to explore and summarize the...

The koala was a victim of prehistoric climate change

Image by John Llewelyn (Global Ecology @Flinders)

By Farzin Shabani, Frédérik Saltré, Corey Bradshaw, Katharina Peters and Antoine Champreux

Along with the kangaroo and the emu, the tree-living marsupial koala is the most recognised...

Mapping the puzzle of herbivore diversity across the Arctic: Functions and relationships matter



Figure 1 – A phylogenetically diverse Arctic herbivore community including rock ptarmigan and reindeer. Photo: Nicolas Lecomte​

By James D. M. Speed and coauthors

Understanding which species we find where, and why, is...

Passerine assemblages show niche expansion from natural to urban areas

Pictures of six common passerine species in our study locations. Species were increasingly tolerant to habitat transformation from left to right. Left-up: Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea. Left-down: Grey-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe morrisonia. Middle-up...

Finding the ‘best’ habitat suitability model

By Edward Gregr and Kai Chan

How is a habitat model’s complexity related to its forecasting skill? Our recent Ecography paper addressed this question using multiple data...


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