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WELCOME NINA FATOUROS - NEW SE

Nina with a beetle teaching insects to Biology students in the French Pyrenees We are super excited to welcome Nina Fatouros to Oikos! She is an Associate professor (tenure-track) at the Biosystematics Group in Wageningen University (The Netherlands). She was kind...

Disentangling the divergence of morphology and life history

Stalactite blue hole from above; Photo credit: R Brian Langerhans. "Multiple traits and multifarious environments: integrated divergence of morphology and life history" (Riesch et al. 2019) Environments are complex, with a plethora of different abiotic and biotic...

WELCOME SHURONG ZHOU - NEW SE

Oikos warmly welcomes our new Subject Editor Shurong Zhou, a Professor from Fudan University, China! Check out her interview. Keywords: Biodiversity maintenance, biodiversity-disease relationship, community assembly, community ecology, theory of biodiversity 1. What's...

WELCOME FRANÇOIS MUNOZ - NEW SE

A journal needs experts in many fields. Join me in welcoming François Munoz to Oikos! He is currently a Professor at Université Grenoble Alpes. His research concerns Ecology, Biogeography and Evolutionary Biology! Get to know him and his work better in the interview...

The cryptic impacts of an ant invasion

Photo by: Francois Brassard Written by: Mark Wong "The cryptic impacts of invasion: functional homogenization of tropical ant communities by invasive fire ants" (Wong et al. 2019) Ecologists are increasingly appreciating the multifaceted nature of biodiversity, which...

Cover February

February's Cover displays The West Fork Gila River, New Mexico, USA, home to Catostomus insignis , the Sonora Sucker, which acts as an ecosystem engineer by digging depressions in soft sediment areas and resuspending sediments through its primarily cryptic nocturnal...

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...

WELCOME BOB WONG - NEW SE

Bob Wong has joined our editorial team as a subject editor! Join us in giving him a warm welcome. Bob is a behavioural ecologist whose lab is currently based in Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Read his interview! Personal webpage: bobwonglab.org twitter: @...

WELCOME ALLAN EDELSPARRE - NEW SE

Allan doing some laboratory work! The Oikos team has a new Subject Editor! Welcome, Allan Edelsparre! We are happy to share the following interview with Allan, read it and get to know him and his research area better! Link to Allan's personal page: http://aedelsparre...

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)...

Cover May

The photo of May's issue shows halictid bees from Peru! Check out the related paper " Does the sociality of pollinators shape the organisation of pollination networks? " (Maia et al. 2019)! Photo taken by: Claus Rassmusen

Cover March

Here is our March Cover showing a majestic red deer ( Cervus elaphus )! The image is from the paper " Large herbivore migration plasticity along environmental gradients in Europe: life‐history traits modulate forage effects " found in this issue! Photo taken by: Anders...

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