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Range size evolution in gymnophthalmid lizards

By Agus Camacho 

Changes of just a few centimeters in the length of a limb, or of some grams in body weight, may correlate with changes in geographic range size of thousands of square kilometers. These striking relationships may have the key to understand why some...

Universal, easy access to geotemporal information: FetchClimate


 

By Matthew Smith

We dreamed up FetchClimate in around 2010 after years of painful experience by ourselves and our colleagues. Many Ecography readers will know the experience: you just need a bit of environmental information to go along with your research...

Putting insects on the map: near global variation in moth richness

by Liliana Ballesteros-Mejia‎ 

Despite their vast diversity and vital ecological role, insects are notoriously underrepresented in biogeography and conservation, and key broad-scale ecological hypotheses about them remain untested – largely due to generally incomplete...

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...

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