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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...

Cover January

The photo shows a juvenile roe deer ( Capreolus capreolus ) dispersing into a human-dominated landscape in southern France. Read the associated paper ‘ Beyond dispersal versus philopatry? Alternative behavioural tactics of juvenile roe deer in a heterogeneous landscape...

Cover December

This month’s cover photo shows a close-up of a weaver ant ready to attack. Ants and their antibiotic excretions can reduce and eliminate disease symptoms on their host plants. Read more in “ Ants suppressing plant pathogens: a review ” by Offenberg and Damgaard (2019...

WELCOME SEAN RANDS - NEW SE

Sean Rands has joined Oikos as a new subject editor, welcome! He is a behavioural and evolutionary ecologist, currently based at the University of Bristol as a senior lecturer. Below is a short interview with Sean, so we can all get to know him and his work! Personal...

WELCOME JENNIFER FIRN - NEW SE

We are excited to welcome our new subject editor, Jennifer Firn, a theoretical and applied plant ecologist, and Associate Professor at Queensland University of Technology, with expertise from grasslands to tropical rainforests! The picture above shows her working in...