March cover

Submitted by editor on 10 March 2017.Get the paper!

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 separated by rising sea levels since the last ice age. These populations constitute important models for elucidating the long-term impacts of anthropogenic habitat fragmentation on free-ranging vertebrates. In an article in this issue the authors investigate how habitat fragmentation and locally prevailing climate conditions affect the species' climatic tolerances across different island settings (photograph by  J. Foufopoulos). 

The photo relates to "Fine with heat, problems with water: microclimate alters water loss in a thermally adapted insular lizard" by Anat Balesen et al.

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