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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...

November Cover

The beautiful photo on the November Cover was taken by photographer Martin Oeggerli, and shows the single-celled eukaryote Euglena gracilis, that swims via an anterior flagellum and uses a paraflagellar body and red stigma (a red eyespot) to respond to light gradients...

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...

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