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Temperature tolerance at multiple scales

A chameleon grasshopper (Kosicuscola tristis) and alpine skink (Pseudemoia sp.), share a spot in the sun. As ectotherms, their body temperature is directly linked to environmental conditions, making them good candidates for studies on thermal tolerance....

Parasites in ecosystems: a call for appreciation of their non-trivial role in ecosystem biomass and energetics

Lake Hayes, New Zealand, South Island. One of the four lakes sampled during our study. Picture inserted show an amphipod host, Paracalliope fluviatilis, infected by the trematode parasite, Coitocaecum parvum. Note the proportionally large size of the...

How to combine species distribution models based on different descriptors of the environment

Specimens of Triturus pygmaeus, an endemic amphibian to the Iberian Peninsula, and environment in “San Pablo de Buceite” in 2011, Cádiz (Spain). Favourability model for T. pygmaeus in mainland Spain. Favourability ranges from 0 (white) to 1 (black)....

Evaluating methods to quantify spatial variation in the velocity of biological invasions

Close-up of horse chestnut leafminer, Cameraria ohridella. Hhoto credit: Gyorgy Csoka, Hungary Forest Research Institute, Bugwood.org

EDITOR'S CHOICE MAY 2016

by Andrew Liebhold

When invasive species spread...

Towards a more reproducible ecology

By Michael Krabbe Borregaard (mkborregaard [at] snm [dot] ku [dot] dk

and Edmund M. Hart (edmund [dot] m [...

ORCiD now mandatory for submitting authors

From March 2016, it is mandatory for the submitting author to provide an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCiD) via our ScholarOne system. Co-authors and reviewers are strongly encouraged to also connect their ScholarOne accounts to ORCiD, but it is...

A difficult and new path into the future for North American trees? At least there's no ice in the way this time

By David Roberts

Many scientists have taken to looking back in time to learn about species adaptations to the future. And while not a perfect analogue for future changes, the past can offer lessons in species adaptive or migratory capacities. In this study, we sought...

Species On The Move, Tasmania 2016

The global redistribution of our planets’ species is widely recognised as a fingerprint of climate change, however, the mechanisms that underpin such range shifts are poorly understood. Additionally, the pervasiveness of range shifts, from poles to the equator, and depths of...

Cutting off rivers to salmon changes everything for a songbird

An adult American Dipper gathers aquatic invertebrate to feed its’ nearby nest on Barnes Creek, Washington, USA. Photo: Christopher Tonra

 

By Christopher Tonra

Salmon have enormous impacts on the ecosystems they inhabit, particularly riverine systems...

Towards an integrated theory of Biogeography

By Kevin Cazelles, Nicolas Mouquet, David Mouillot and Dominique Gravel

Debates are going on the extent to which ecological interactions spread over spatial scales. The absence of a clear answer to this particular problem casts doubts on the very popular Species...

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