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WELCOME SHURONG ZHOU - NEW SE

Oikos warmly welcomes our new Subject Editor Shurong Zhou, a Professor from Fudan University, China! Check out her interview. Keywords: Biodiversity maintenance, biodiversity-disease relationship, community assembly, community ecology, theory of biodiversity 1. What's...

WELCOME FRANÇOIS MUNOZ - NEW SE

A journal needs experts in many fields. Join me in welcoming François Munoz to Oikos! He is currently a Professor at Université Grenoble Alpes. His research concerns Ecology, Biogeography and Evolutionary Biology! Get to know him and his work better in the interview...

The cryptic impacts of an ant invasion

Photo by: Francois Brassard Written by: Mark Wong "The cryptic impacts of invasion: functional homogenization of tropical ant communities by invasive fire ants" (Wong et al. 2019) Ecologists are increasingly appreciating the multifaceted nature of biodiversity, which...

Cover February

February's Cover displays The West Fork Gila River, New Mexico, USA, home to Catostomus insignis , the Sonora Sucker, which acts as an ecosystem engineer by digging depressions in soft sediment areas and resuspending sediments through its primarily cryptic nocturnal...

Are moderate dispersal abilities best for species richness?

Beetles come in all shapes and sizes. [Source: Insects Unlocked project at the University of Texas at Austin]. "An inordinate fondness for species with intermediate dispersal abilities" (Ashby et al. 2019) JBS Haldane, one of the most influential evolutionary...