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Welcome Pedro Peres-Neto; our new Strategy Editor

We are so happy and excited to introduce our new Strategy Editor to you: Professor Pedro Peres-Neto, Concordia University, Canada! Pedro has over 10 years of experience as a member of editorial boards of multiple top ranked journals in ecology and has the needed broad...

Welcome Ignasi Bartomeus - new SE

We are very happy to welcome Ignasi Bartomeus, Dpto. Ecología Integrativa, Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD-CSIC), Sevilla, Spain, to our Editorial Board. Read more about him on his website https://bartomeuslab.com and in my interview below: What's you main research...

September cover

The cover for our September Issue relates to the paper "Plant–soil negative feedback explains vegetation dynamics and patterns at multiple scales" by Vincenot et al. Description: Simulated plant-soil negative feedback reproduces vegetation ring formation as visible in...

Editor's Choice September

The forum by Flombaum and colleagues puts the role of sampling effects for productivity maximisation central when invasions come into play. To date, most insights into the relevance and importance of biodiversity for ecosystem functioning point at the primary...

Welcome Jessica Forrest, new SE

We are very happy to welcome Jessica Forrest, University of Ottawa, Canada to our editorial board. Get to know her in my interview below and visit her website https://forrestlab.wordpress.com/ What's you main research focus at the moment? Population ecology and life...

Effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning depends on complex biotic and abiotic interactions

Plant diversity effects on ecosystem functioning usually have been studied from a plant perspective. However, the impacts of plant interactions with other organisms on biodiversity effects across different environmental conditions are frequently overlooked. Thus, we...

June cover

The cover photo on the June Issue shows a grey-breasted mountain toucan (Andigena hypoglauca), one of the most gorgeous frugivorous birds in the tropical Andes. This toucan species was one of 53 other frugivorous birds that we observed feeding on more than 21 plant...

Editor's Choice June

The forum paper of Lamy et al. "The contribution of species–genetic diversity correlations to the understanding of community assembly rules" synthesises the current insights and caveats on the importance of correlations between species diversity and neutral genetic...

OIKOS SEEKING A SENIOR STRATEGY EDITOR

Oikos is hiring a new senior Editor to develop strategic initiatives to maintain and improve the journal’s reputation as one of the leading ones in the field. The strategy editor will develop and coordinate initiatives to attract manuscripts that trigger progress in...

Cover May

The cover for the May Issue is drawn by Robert Fischer, one of the authors to the paper "Importance of mixotrophic bacterivory can be predicted by light and loss rates". Robert describes it like this: The watercolor painting represents a free interpretation of an...

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