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Welcome Scott Burgess - New SE

Scott Burgess is now a Subject Editor at OIKOS! We are very happy to have him join our team, welcome! He is an Associate Professor at Florida State University (USA). He has kindly answered some interview questions so we can get to know him better. Check it out!...

Welcome Marco Molina-Montenegro - New SE

We are very excited to have Marco Molina-Montenegro join our team at Oikos as a Subject Editor. He is a Professor at the University of Talca in Chile. Keep reading to learn more about him and his work! 1. What's your main research focus at the moment? I am broadly...

Not everyone makes up for lost time equally!

Why time-limited individuals can make populations more vulnerable to disturbance Individual variation may make some individuals more vulnerable to disturbance than others. Besides that individuals differ in how they respond to disturbance, we show that time-limited...

Welcome Deliang Kong - New SE

Belowground does not mean out of sight! Join us in welcoming Deliang Kong as our new plant root ecology expert in our Editorial Board! He is a professor at Henan Agricultural University in China. He has kindly told us a bit about himself and his research in the...

Call for papers on root ecology!

Root traits and functioning: from individual plants to ecosystems Special Issue in Oikos (Photo credit root pictures: Wim van Egmond) Roots play critical roles in plant communities and ecosystems—but compared to leaves and stems, these hidden underground structures are...

Cover April

Spring is here and the pollinators are hard at work! This month's cover portrays a carpenter bee ( Xylocopa violacea ) pollinating the flowers of the honeysuckle ( Lonicera etrusca ) while behaving as a nectar robber. They are the study species for "Nectar robbing and...

Peatlands - a major soil carbon pool?

Cover Photo Credit: Audrey Campeau/ imaggeo.egu.eu/ CC BY 3.0 The authors of " Rewiring of peatland plant–microbe networks outpaces species turnover" would like to share some additional thoughts with you. What are your thoughts? Turnover in plant–microbial interactions...

Retreat, detour or advance?

Take a look at this paper's SPECULATIONS section! Do you agree with the authors? What are your thoughts? Retreat, detour or advance? Understanding the movements of birds confronting the Gulf of Mexico (Zenzal et al. 2021) "The ability for migrating birds to stop en...

Grazing and the vanishing complexity of plant association networks

Grazing and the vanishing complexity of plant association networks Plants do not grow in isolation in nature but interact with their neighbors – this can determine how the community as a whole will respond to environmental changes. If we are to understand the effect of...

Welcome Kathryn Stewart - New SE

Join us at Oikos in welcoming our new Subject Editor Kathryn Stewart! She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam. Read about her research interests and background in the following...

How to address sampling issues in biodiversity measurement?

How to address sampling issues in biodiversity measurement? (NEW FORUM PAPER) When sampling communities, we’re more likely to miss rare species than common ones. As a result, sampling issues pervade biodiversity measurement. For example, two of us could compare species...

Cover March

This month's cover is an image of pastoralist cattle foraging in the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem of northern Tanzania from a study that highlights the human-livestock-wild interface - "Do pastoralist cattle fear African lions?" (Beck et al. 2020). It certainly seems...

Cover February

February's cover shows us this majestic polar bear from the study by Penk et al. 2020 - "Mechanistic models can reveal infection pathways from prevalence data: the mysterious case of polar bears Ursus maritimus and Trichinella nativa " Take a look at the abstract:...

Welcome Meike Wittmann - New SE

We are very excited to have Meike Wittmann join our team at Oikos as a Subject Editor. She is a Junior Professor at Bielefeld University in Germany and specializes in evolutionary and theoretical ecology. She has kindly told us a bit more about herself and her research...

Welcome Lizzy Lowe - New SE

Please join me in welcoming Lizzy Lowe as one of our new Subject Editors! She is a postdoc in the Behavioural Ecology Group at Macquarie University in Australia. Read through her interview and get to know her better! lizzylowe.net | @LizyLowe 1. What's your main...

Special issue in Oikos: Call for papers

The role of the nutritional quality of resources in ecosystem functioning. Special issue in Oikos: Call for paper ****Extended deadline for abstracts: 31 March**** Dear Colleagues, We cordially invite you to submit manuscripts to a special issue of Oikos on the role of...

Cover December

December's cover portrays a jumping spider ( Marpissa muscosa ) from behavioural study "Individual differences in risk‐taking affect foraging across different landscapes of fear" by Steinhoff et al. (2020). Abstract One of the strongest determinants of behavioural...

Urbanization drives an early spring for plants but not for pollinators

Urbanization drives an early spring for plants but not for pollinators The sharp increase of urban areas and the associated human population in the last century has put growing pressure on native animal and plant species, as they are threatened by habitat destruction...

Welcome Si-Chong Chen - New SE

Location: Wakehurst, UK Personal webpage , Google Scholar , ResearchGate Twitter: @SichongChen Keywords: macroecology, biogeography, plant ecology, seed ecology, species interaction 1. What's your main research focus at the moment? I work on the macroecological...

Tracking dispersal across a patchy landscape

Image 1: The common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster (Photo credit: Ken Jones) Tracking dispersal across a patchy landscape reveals a dynamic interaction between genotype and habitat structure Historically, as well as contemporary, dispersal remains one of the most...

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