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March Cover

The photo on the March-cover 2018, shows some of the 163 species of seeds that was used to test the trade-off between physical and chemical defenses, in the paper "Tradeoff between physical and chemical defense in plant seeds is mediated by seed mass", by Bo Wang et al...

Welcome new SE - Jiri Reif

We are happy to welcome Dr. Jiri Reif, Charles University, Prag, Czech Republic, to our Editorial Board. Get to know him in my interview below and read more at https://www.natur.cuni.cz/fakulta/zivotni-prostredi/lide/zamestnanci/jiri-reif What's you main research focus...

Welcome Paul Caplat, new SE!

We are very happy and proud to welcome Paul Caplat, Queens University, Belfast, to our editorial board. Get to know Paul here and visit his webpage http://paulcaplat.weebly.com/ What's you main research focus at the moment? I develop approaches to understand and...

Oikos goes Double Blind

Peer review is central to science, it is a necessary quality-control procedure to ensure that scientific research published in publications can be reproduced and trusted. While being an essential step in the scientific procedure, it is under severe pressure and...

Welcome Adrián Escudero- new SE

We have the great pleasure to welcome Adrián Escudero, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Mostoles, Spain, to our Editroial Board. Get to know him in the interview below and by checking out his research here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Adrian_Escudero What's you...

Cover May

The photo on Oikos' May cover, shows a well deserved break in fieldwork and is taken by Bess Hardwick. Fieldwork is performed for the study: Disentangling the ‘brown world’ faecal–detritus interaction web: dung beetle effects on soil microbial properties by Eleanore M...

April Special Issue on Ecological networks

April special issue on Ecological networks: assembly and consequences In the editorial of our special Oikos issue ‘Ecological networks: assembly and consequences’ Paulo R. Guimarães Jr. and I explain that ecological systems are problems of organized complexity,...

Editor's Choice and Editorial January

This month, Dries has asked me to write the blog post for Oikos and elaborate on the editorial we wrote for the January issue of Oikos. But first, the editor’s choice of papers for this month. Mokany et al. argue that there is insufficient integration in models between...

Welcome Marjo Saastamoinen- new SE

We are very happy to welcome a new Subject Editor to our board - Dr Marjo Saastamoinen, University of Helsinki, Finland. Get to know her in th inteview below and visit her webpage: http://www.mv.helsinki.fi/home/msaastam/ What's you main research focus at the moment?...

Welcome Elizabeth Borer as new SE

We're so happy to having recruited several new, great editors to Oikos lately. One of them is Elizabeth Borer, University of Minnesota, St Paul. Get to know her in the interview below and visit her website here : What's you main research focus at the moment? I'm an...

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