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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...

Abiotic and biotic constraints across reptile and amphibian ranges

EDITOR'S CHOICE JANUARY

By Heather R. Cunningham

 

Does the relative strength of the abiotic and biotic factors limiting species distributions differ at poleward and equatorward boundaries?

 

It is well-known that...

Corals in a marginal environment rely on establishment over dispersal

Brooding species Stylophora pistillata. Photo credit Erika Woolsey.

 

By Erika Woolsey and Sally Keith

Lord Howe Island (31.5°S) is the southernmost coral reef in the world, sitting 1000 km south of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (GBR), and...

Functional structure and specialization in three tropical plant–hummingbird interaction networks across an elevational gradient in Costa Rica

 

 By María Alejandra Maglianesi 

A primary aim of community ecology is to identify the processes that govern multispecies assemblages across environmental gradients. Ecological networks comprising interacting species of plants and pollinators are particularly...

Slicing up gridded data with geoknife

Figure 1: geoknife output from processing the PRISM dataset (Daly et al. 1994) according to ecoregion. Mean monthly precipitation for the month of May is shown here.

By Jordan Read

 

Downloading huge datasets for desktop processing can eat network...

When does competition matter at the large scales studied by biogeographers?

Editor's choice article for November 2015

By William Godsoe

Competition occurs when different living things harm one another. It is common in nature. As one example, the grass in my lawn becomes less dense when weeds run amok. But it isn’t clear...

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