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March cover

The photo on the cover for our March Issue was shot by Johannes Foufopoulos. A male Aegean Wall Lizard (Podarcis erhardii) photographed on the Cycladic island of Naxos (Greece). The species occurs in numerous relict populations across land-bridge islands that were...

The place to study litter decomposition

This paper is based on field work mostly done in the Ohu Village. This is a village in Papua New Guinea that runs its own small rainforest conservation area of approximately 300 ha. The surrounding lands have been largely converted to food gardens or are covered by...

How do the foragers respond to masting?

Masting is the synchronous production of large seed crops across individuals within a plant population, and is thought to have evolved (at least in part) as a mechanism to escape seed predators. How does this work? Theory predicts that superabundant, synchronous seed...

Welcome Miguel Verdu - new SE

We are very happy to welcome Dr Miguel Verdu, Valencia, Spain to our editoral board. Below is a short interview with Miguel: What's you main research focus at the moment? I am interested in the signature that evolution leaves into ecological processes acting at species...

Editor's choice February

Organisms respond to predation risk in multiple ways. Induced defences are not restricted to plants in response to herbivore attack, but are also prominently present in vertebrates and arthropods. Induced responses can be of behavioural or morphological origin and...