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Editor's Choice June

Papers published in Oikos should meet the principal criteria to generate synthesis in ecology. Synthesis can be created in different ways and definitively obtained when long-term data sets, novel analytical tools and good hypotheses are merged. The first editor’s...

June 2011 Editor's Choice: The sea of simulation.

Simulations allow us to explore what is often difficult or sometimes even intractable to test. I selected the paper 'Local interactions drive size dependent space competition between coral and crustose coralline algae' by Buenau et al. (doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2010...

May 2011 Editor's Choice: Dioecy, hermaphrodites and pathogen load in plants.

Right on time as always! Over the month of May, I read a digital stack of Oikos papers, but since they are all published already, I get to pick one that I like best here to promote it a bit. My favourite was 'Dioecy, hermaphrodites and pathogen load in plants' by...

April 2011 Editor's Choice: lichenivorous moths.

Preamble Who has ever heard of the big bad moth? This paper is really novel and interesting on so many levels. At a basic level, there are some very nice elements developed this paper which make it a top paper. Of course it is no surprise that moths eat lichens, but I...

March 2011 Editor's Choice: To bee...

Hi there, I really enjoyed the paper 'How many flowering plants are pollinated by animals?' by Ollerton et al. Quick and clean - not dirty. Fun to read, really important to conservation biologists and pollination ecologists, and importantly, provides a really useful...

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