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Can better conference location planning reduce science’s carbon footprint?

The 2014 International Biogeography Meeting in Miami, FL, attracted 409 attendees from > 40 countries. Photo: K. J. Feeley.

 

Responsible academia: Optimizing conference location to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Written by J.T....

Poor dispersal destines many grassland species to dark diversity

Hyper-diverse ecosystems can be even richer: poor dispersal destines many grassland species to dark diversity

When counting plant species within a few square meters, northern European grasslands are among the most species-rich communities in the world...

Butterfly dispersal across Amazonia and its implication for biogeography

Marking an individual Morpho achilles (Nymphalidae, Morphini) in Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. Photo by P. J. DeVries.

 

By Carla Penz, Phil DeVries, Jarle Tufto and Russ Lande

Spatial movement plays a fundamental role in ecological and...

Have behavioural ecologists given up on the search for the fundamental niche?

Have behavioural ecologists given up on the search for the fundamental niche?

by Manuela Panzacchi

No, not at all. Although, strictly speaking, fundamental niches are inestimable theoretical constructs, they are too important to be forgotten....

What drives plant richness and endemicity in east Asian islands?

 

The role of climate and geohistorical factors in driving plant richness patterns and endemicity on the East Asian continental islands

Written by: Kubota Yasuhiro (Associate Professor), Shiono Takayuki (Postdoctoral Fellow), Kusumoto Buntarou (...

Tree cover and shade tolerance shape plant species distributions

Shade understory and light penetrating through the tree canopy. Photo by Diego Nieto Lugilde.

By Diego Nieto-Lugilde, Jonathan Lenoir and...

Interspecific variation in damselfly–water mite associations


Enallagma ebrium with Arrenurus water mites

 

Phenology and regional occurrence explain interspecific variation in damselfly-water mite associations

by Julia J. Mlynarek

 

When near a water body it is...

Amphibians closer to the pole respond stronger to global warming

By Tobias Uller

 

In a warmer world, spring will be earlier. The increase in temperature is not the same across the globe, however, and the highest rate of warming is found at high latitudes. It is therefore not very surprising that,...

Webinar on niche modeling and the use of MaxEnt

By Professor Rob Anderson

In this seminar, I will first provide an overview of my perception of the field of ecological niche modeling, within the larger arena of biodiversity informatics, and then provide worked examples with tropical mammals.  In framing the field, I...

Latitudinal variation in resistance and tolerance to herbivory of a salt marsh shrub

By Steve Pennings and Kazimierz Więski.

A new study by Kazimierz Więski and Steven Pennings contributes to the biogeography of plant antiherbivore strategies. Plants can resist herbivore's...

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