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June cover

The cover photo on the June Issue shows a grey-breasted mountain toucan (Andigena hypoglauca), one of the most gorgeous frugivorous birds in the tropical Andes. This toucan species was one of 53 other frugivorous birds that we observed feeding on more than 21 plant...

Editor's Choice June

The forum paper of Lamy et al. "The contribution of species–genetic diversity correlations to the understanding of community assembly rules" synthesises the current insights and caveats on the importance of correlations between species diversity and neutral genetic...

OIKOS SEEKING A SENIOR STRATEGY EDITOR

Oikos is hiring a new senior Editor to develop strategic initiatives to maintain and improve the journal’s reputation as one of the leading ones in the field. The strategy editor will develop and coordinate initiatives to attract manuscripts that trigger progress in...

From molecules to ecosystems

Understanding only arises from organising knowledge to reveal relationships and patterns - what the Periodic Table did for chemistry. Biology is inherently difficult to organise and find general patterns. For example, different bits of biology have referred to the ‘...

Importance of food quality for extinction

In communities of competing prey species of different food quality, predators may supplement their diets of low-quality prey with high-quality prey, leading to indirect interactions between different prey species. We show that this interaction not only ensures the...