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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...

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