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Tuna-tern facillitation

How do seabirds cooperate with tunas to find more fish? Find out in the Early View paper " Facilitative interactions among the pelagic community of temperate migratory terns, tunas and dolphins" by Holly F Goyert and co-workers. Below is their short summary of the...

How do behavioral changes affect ecosystems?

That predators affect prey populations and vice versa is well known. But how does the prey's behavioral responses to predators affect populations of the prey's prey? This was studied by Bradley Carlson and Tracy Langkilde in the Early View paper "Predation risk in...

Carbon flow between lakes and ground

How carbon moves from terrestrial food-webs to aquatic ones are studied in the new Early View paper "Boomerang ecosystem fluxes: organic carbon inputs from land to lakes are returned to terrestrial food webs via aquatic insects" by K. Scharnweber and co-workers. Below...

How does climate change affect pollination phenology?

What is climate change doing to plant–pollinator interactions? In the last decade, ecologists have focused on the possibility that climate change will shift the seasonal timing (phenology) of plants relative to their pollinators, reducing temporal overlap between...

Coping with novel climates: lessons from a range-expanding raptor

Many animals are breeding earlier and earlier in response to a gradually changing climate – but what happens when a species encounters a dramatically different climatic regime such as a complete reversal of the summer-winter rainfall pattern? In our article, “...