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Effects of habitat instability on toad populations

Most wildlife populations live in habitats that show variation in biotic and abiotic conditions across space and time. This means any given species needs to find ways to deal with such variation in environmental conditions (e.g., local adaptation, phenotypic plasticity...

WELCOME ANDREW GONZALEZ - NEW EDITOR

We want to wish Andrew Gonzalez a warm welcome to the Oikos team! He is a professor at McGill University (Montreal, Canada), Liber Ero Chair in Conservation Biology, Killam Fellow, and the founding director of the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science . Andrew has...

Cover September

September's cover shows us a branching coral ( Acropora sp. ) in an area with high urbanization. Read about the impacts of urbanization on marine environments in the study " Towards an urban marine ecology: characterizing the drivers, patterns and processes of marine...

Cover November

The photo for November's Issue shows us an incredible view! What determines whether a plant can survive the rough conditions of the Himalayas? Read about it in the paper " Disentangling evolutionary, environmental and morphological drivers of plant anatomical...

Cover July/August

The photo for our July and August Issues show a Lesser kestrel ( Falco naumanni ) sitting on a stone before a wall with a mouse in its beak. Read the associated paper "Benefits of extra food to reproduction depend on maternal condition" by Podofillini et al. (2019)...