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March cover

The photo on the cover for our March Issue was shot by Johannes Foufopoulos. A male Aegean Wall Lizard (Podarcis erhardii) photographed on the Cycladic island of Naxos (Greece). The species occurs in numerous relict populations across land-bridge islands that were...

The place to study litter decomposition

This paper is based on field work mostly done in the Ohu Village. This is a village in Papua New Guinea that runs its own small rainforest conservation area of approximately 300 ha. The surrounding lands have been largely converted to food gardens or are covered by...

Welcome Miguel Verdu - new SE

We are very happy to welcome Dr Miguel Verdu, Valencia, Spain to our editoral board. Below is a short interview with Miguel: What's you main research focus at the moment? I am interested in the signature that evolution leaves into ecological processes acting at species...

Editor's choice February

Organisms respond to predation risk in multiple ways. Induced defences are not restricted to plants in response to herbivore attack, but are also prominently present in vertebrates and arthropods. Induced responses can be of behavioural or morphological origin and...

Cover February

The February cover shows a bull moose on Isle Roylae foraging on deciduous forage in early spring. Parikh et al. show that increasingly diverse diet is associated with better nutritional status in "The influence of plant defensive chemicals, diet composition, and...

Welcome German Orizaola as new SE

We have the great pleasure to welcome Dr German Orizaola, Uppsala Univeristy to our Editorial Board. You can read more about German on his website www.gorizaola.wordpress.com and of course in myinterview with him below. What's you main research focus at the moment? My...

Welcome EriK T Aschehoug - new SE

We are very happy to welcome Erik T Aschehoug from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Get to know him on his website: http://aschehouglab.com/about.html and in my interview with him: What's your main research focus at the moment? Most of my work is focused on...

Cover September

The cover for our September Issue comes from the study "Host nutritional status mediates degree of parasitoid virulence" by Fanny Maure et al. The photo shows a "Spotted lady beetle (Coleomegilla maculata) attending a newly emerged parasitoid larva on a maize plant in...

July Cover

The photo on Oikos' July cover shows a group of Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) foraging near their breeding colony at Bass Rock (east coast of Scotland) and is taken by Richard Shucksmith (www.ecologicalphotography.co.uk) . This photo illustrates the study "Colony...

Welcome Tadashi Fukami, new SE

We now have the great pleasure to welcome Dr. Tadashi Fukami to Oikos Editorial Board. Below is a short interview with him and if you want to know more, just visit his webiste: http://web.stanford.edu/~fukamit/ What's you main research focus at the moment? I am...

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