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Welcome Ellen Decaestecker - New SE

We are very happy to have evolutionary ecologist Ellen Decaestecker join our Editorial Board at Oikos! She is a full-time professor at KU Leuven in the Faculty of Science and has been kind enough to present herself in the interview questions below! Take a look! 1. Main...

Cover September

For this month's cover we chose this photo of a damselfly! It is from a study that shows that across different populations and geographic regions, early hatched organisms show advantage over later hatched ones, but that the advantage is reflected only in some traits...

Cover August

This month's cover features an illustration inspired by the FORUM PAPER titled "Deriving indicators of biodiversity change from unstructured community-contributed data" Citizen science is a vast and growing resource for understanding global biodiversity as it shifts in...

Cover July

This month's cover is from an Ignite paper where they test the hypothesis that plant facilitation can both accelerate the invasion process and amplify the negative effects of an invader on the native community. Read the full paper by Lortie et al. (2021) : Facilitation...

Cover May

May's cover shows us Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia) larvae, the study species from Rytteri et al. (2021) - Microclimatic variability buffers butterfly populations against increased mortality caused by phenological asynchrony between larvae and their...

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...

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...

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