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Call for papers: Predictive biogeography

We are opening a call for papers for a special issue on Predictive Biogeography. Predictive biogeography is a subdiscipline of biogeography that uses known biogeographical patterns and processes to make inferences about unknown...

Call for papers: Towards Experimental Macroecology

Global environmental changes are affecting biological systems across the planet, but limited understanding of ecological dynamics and feedbacks hampers predictive understanding of such effects. Macroecology (“the ecology of large scales”) has long...

Call for papers - Disease Ecology

Schematic illustrations of forest-derived infections. The left panel represents a forested pristine environment with colored dots illustrating the distribution of four different emerging infectious diseases (EIDs), naturally present in this type of ecosystem, and...

Factors influencing transferability in species distribution models

Photo by M. G. Betts.

 

By Josée S. Rousseau and Matthew G. Betts

Predicting the abundance of birds across large geographical areas is essential for sound conservation planning. However, as the saying goes...

Restoration special issue

Through its Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021–2030), the United Nations calls upon our global community to massively upscale the recovery of degraded nature, in order to fight our climate and biodiversity crises more effectively....

The power of individuals: species-averaged trait response cannot represent community-wide patterns

Figure 1. Aerial view of the Thousand Island Lake islands at daybreak. Photo by Pan Jingcao.

By Shilu Zheng, Raphael K. Didham, Mingjian Yu, Bruce L. Webber

Looking for patterns in the morphological features of...

Long-term changes in flowering synchrony reflect climatic changes across an elevational gradient

Figure 1. Some flowering species found in Finger Rock Canyon. (a) Allium macropetalum, (b) Uropappus lindleyi, (c) Portulaca umbraticola subsp. lanceolata, (d) Claytonia perfoliata, (e) Mammillaria grahamii, (f) ...

Individual-based distribution modelling with RangeShifter

Figure 1. A dispersal heatmap showing how often each cell was part of an individual dispersal trajectory, overlaid on a patch-based landscape. All dispersers started from the large patch on the center left. Find out how to generate results like this with our RangeShifter...

New R Tools to Acquire, Manage, Visualize, and Cite Occurrence Data

Protea cynaroides, King Protea. Our favorite test case as we developed occCite. Photo courtesy of Hannah Owens.

By Hannah L. Owens and Jamie M. Kass, on behalf of all co-authors

There are...

Exposure of mammal genetic diversity to mid-21st century global change

 

By Spyros Theodoridis

Climate and land-use change are accelerating and taking their toll on all aspects of biodiversity, from genes, to species, to ecosystems. In response to...

New Forum Editor: Barry Brook

Please welcome our new Forum editor: Barry Brook!

Barry Brook is an ARC Laureate Fellow and Chair of Environmental Sustainability at the University of Tasmania. His research focuses on wildlife ecology, the impacts of land...

Where are all the hummingbirds? Data fusion can tell us

Figure 1. Two chestnut-breasted coronet (Boissonneaua matthewsii) having a discussion about the recent Ecography paper by Zurell et al. 2020 on ‘A standard protocol for reporting species distribution...

Tradeoffs and (lack of) carry-over effects in whimbrel

By Camilo Carneiro

Many migrants distribute over wide regions during the non-breeding season, with individuals that breed a few hundred...

Special issue in Ecography for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

The world is facing an environmental emergency, manifested through the joint biodiversity and climate crises. To overcome this massive challenge and promote a more sustainable development, the United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2021-2030 as...

Treeline ecotone patterns matter

Abrupt (and discrete) treeline composed of Lophozonia menziesii (Nothofagaceae), southern Alps, New Zealand. Photo by M. Y. Bader.

 

By Johanna Toivonen and Maaike Bader

As treeline researchers, we have been fascinated...

Exploring changes in mammalian population densities in response to humans

By Marlee Tucker

The world is changing. Humans have modified a large proportion of the Earth’s land surface through a range of activities such as urbanisation and the expansion of agriculture. In addition to landscape changes, the presence of...

Climate change - how much land do we need to protect to prevent mass extinctions?

Editor's choice July 2020

For our latest Editor's choice paper, we present this video...

New range estimates for migrating monarch butterflies in Mexico: implementing and interpreting biotic variables and future conservation applications

By Jamie M. Kass, Verónica Juárez-Jaimes, José Juan Flores-Martínez, Víctor Sánchez-Cordero

Range estimates provide crucial and foundational information for conservation assessment and help to delimit areas for prioritization. Even for relatively...

E4 award papers over the years

The E4 Award is given every year to an early-career research scientist who writes an exceptional Review manuscript. The winner receives a 1000 cash prize and the runner-up...

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...

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