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New Subject Editor: Henrik Krehenwinkel

I am a Professor in the Department of Biogeography at Trier University in Germany. My research focuses on monitoring the evolutionary and ecological responses of biological communities to global environmental change. I study how human activity is...

Tracking ecological recovery in real-time using genomics: impact of a high-magnitude earthquake on intertidal kelp

Figure 1: Photo taken shortly after the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake, with many dead D. antarctica within the uplifted intertidal zone.

By: Felix Vaux

When someone asks you to think of a large-scale...

New Subject Editor: Julia Heinen

I am fascinated by islands and how extinctions and introductions of species have influenced the interactions within their communities. For instance, the dispersal of seeds by animals that eat fruit is important for many plants. But the loss of many...

New Subject Editor: Jorge Assis

 I am a marine ecologist, data scientist, and climate change analyst, leader of the Biodiversity Data Science research group (Centre of Marine Sciences, University of Algarve). I have a background in...

New Subject Editor: Carissa Brown

I have a deep love for natural history, and express that as a Professor of Biogeography and Plant Ecology at the Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland and...

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 ...

E4 award winner and runner-up

Our February 2024 issue is dedicated to our E4 award.

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...

New Subject Editor: Scott Bennett

I am a marine ecologist at the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania. My research focuses on how ecological patterns and processes change across broad environmental gradients, in coastal marine ecosystems. I use...

Beetle evolution illuminates the geological history of the world’s most diverse tropical archipelago

Figure 1. One hundred species of the genus Trigonopterus. Credit: Alexander Riedel.

Summary:

The islands of Indonesia and the West Pacific host an extraordinary diversity of life, including more than...

Rain or shine, spin and dine: unravelling how weather shapes spider food webs (and silk webs)

Figure 1: A spider on a dew-laden web, eating a parasitoid wasp.

By Jordan Cuff

Do you crave a nice cool ice cream on a hot day? Have you ever looked out on a dreary downpour and craved your...

Using Weather Surveillance Radar to Understand trans-Gulf Migration Ecology

Figure 1: A scarlet tanager, one of many bird species that make nonstop overwater flights across the Gulf of Mexico during migration. Photo by Kyle Horton.

Each spring, billions of migratory birds travel from non-breeding grounds in Central...

Troubled waters: tough times for brown trout in a warmer world

Photo: Joacim Näslund.

Climate has large effects on the distribution of organisms, and species that thrive in cold water, like the brown trout, may face local population extinctions at lower latitudes when the water reaches high...

E4 award winner and runner-up

Our April 2023 issue is dedicated to our E4 award.

The E4 Award is given every year to an early-career research scientist who writes an exceptional Review...

The importance of paleoclimate

We have just published in Ecography our new paper describing pastclim 1.2: an R package to easily access and use paleoclimatic reconstructions.

We...

What makes reptiles highly researchable?

Fig 1. The green turtle (Chelonia mydas) is the most researched reptile species on the planet, with 2,130 research papers published about it. Photo: https://commons.wikimedia.org/...

Call for papers: Predictive biogeography

Extended deadline: 30 November!

We are opening a call for papers for a special issue on Predictive Biogeography. Predictive biogeography is a subdiscipline of biogeography that uses known...

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....

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