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Forever young - a strategy for niche differentiation?

On the right: paedomorphic alpine newt, a phenotype that retains gills at the adult stage (Photo by Mathieu Denoël). On the left: Fig. 2 of the article illustrating the isotopic niche of alpine newts, with paedomorphic females foraging more on planktonic organisms than...

Welcome Paul Caplat, new SE!

We are very happy and proud to welcome Paul Caplat, Queens University, Belfast, to our editorial board. Get to know Paul here and visit his webpage http://paulcaplat.weebly.com/ What's you main research focus at the moment? I develop approaches to understand and...

Host heterogeneity determines epidemic outcomes

A dynamic network simulation where the infection (in red) spreads to uninfected individuals (blue). Infected individuals ultimately recover and become immune (green). Throughout the simulation, contacts between individuals are continuously dissolving and forming...

Oikos goes Double Blind

Peer review is central to science, it is a necessary quality-control procedure to ensure that scientific research published in publications can be reproduced and trusted. While being an essential step in the scientific procedure, it is under severe pressure and...

Do you ever feel tempted to try new things?

Do you ever feel tempted to try new things? As time goes on, we are always acquiring new preferences; it goes for food, books, songs and hobbies for example. Time, in the evolutionary scale, may also play an important role in determining the chances of species...