Editor's Choice

Editor's choice December

EC papers for our last issue of 2015 are Mrowicki et al’s contribution on the context dependency of species loss effects in a marine system and Maino and Kearney’s synthesis on the variation in metabolic scaling in insects according to body size. The impact of species...

Editor's Choice October

Our October issue is out! Editor’s choices are two remarkable papers focusing on species interactions. The forum paper of Oriol-Cotterill and colleagues focuses on landscapes of fear from the perspective of terrestrial carnivores, downgraded to penultimate predators by...

Editor's Choice September

We selected two meta-analysis papers as editor’s choice for the September issue. The meta-analysis authored by Albert and colleagues aimed to study to which degree ungulates act as an environmental filter for the dispersal of seeds. By relating patterns in dispersal to...

Editor's Choice July

Two research papers were chosen as EC for July. The two papers have in common that they generate synthesis in community ecology by collecting large datasets to test predictions on network structure and functional organisation. Staab et al. tested the hypothesis that...

EC August

We selected for the August issue two rather atypical contributions as editor’s choice. We see Oikos as a journal at the interface of ecology and evolution and decided to highlight a forum and research paper that are focusing on the genetic component of population...

Editor's Choice June

The first paper by Christoph Mensen and colleagues “ Stressor-induced biodiversity gradients: revisiting biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships”, uses biodiversity gradients to test to which degree a realistic loss of species due anthropogenic stressors...

Editor's Choice March and April

March was a hectic project month in Belgium, with a series of important deadlines. A shame that I did not provide blog notes for our editor’s choices for March - they are great. Timothee Poisot and colleagues published a forum paper on the context-dependency of species...

Editor's Choice February

The editor’s choice papers are for February are two meta-analyses: Bracken and colleagues studied signatures of nutrient limitation in primary producers ; Jauni et al. how non-native plant species benefit from disturbance . Matthew Bracken and colleagues collected data...

Editor's Choice December

The last issue from 2014 is online. We selected the meta-analysis by Kulmatisk et al on the impact of soil foodwebs on plant growth and the forum on the relative importance of neutral stochasticity in community ecology b y Vellend et al. as editor’s choice. These two...

Editor's choice November

As announced in the August issue , Oikos is publishing meta-analyses at an increasing rate, and similar to the transformative capacity of the Forum section, a dedicated section associated with formalized, replicable systematic reviews and meta-analyses will also...

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