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Welcome Lizzy Lowe - New SE

Please join me in welcoming Lizzy Lowe as one of our new Subject Editors! She is a postdoc in the Behavioural Ecology Group at Macquarie University in Australia. Read through her interview and get to know her better! lizzylowe.net | @LizyLowe 1. What's your main...

Special issue in Oikos: Call for papers

The role of the nutritional quality of resources in ecosystem functioning. Special issue in Oikos: Call for paper Dear Colleagues, We cordially invite you to submit manuscripts to a special issue of Oikos on the role of the nutritional quality of resources in ecosystem...

Cover December

December's cover portrays a jumping spider ( Marpissa muscosa ) from behavioural study "Individual differences in risk‐taking affect foraging across different landscapes of fear" by Steinhoff et al. (2020). Abstract One of the strongest determinants of behavioural...

Welcome Si-Chong Chen - New SE

Location: Wakehurst, UK Personal webpage , Google Scholar , ResearchGate Twitter: @SichongChen Keywords: macroecology, biogeography, plant ecology, seed ecology, species interaction 1. What's your main research focus at the moment? I work on the macroecological...

Cover November

November's cover: Cogongrass ( Imperata cylindrica ) invading both pine dominated (open canopy) and oak dominated (denser canopy) habitats near Seabring, FL. This is the study site in "Clonal integration enhances performance of an invasive grass" by Estrada et al. (...

COVER OCTOBER

This month's cover portrays ten-day-old piping plover ( Charadrius melodus ) chicks on a sandbar in the Missouri River, USA. Read more in the study "Asymmetric benefits of a heterospecific breeding association vary with habitat, conspecific abundance and breeding stage...

COVER SEPTEMBER

A beautiful alpine sunset on September's cover, one of the study sites from the study "Decomposability of lichens and bryophytes from across an elevational gradient under standardized conditions" by van Zuijlen et al. (2020). What a peaceful view! Photo credit: Kristel...

COVER AUGUST

August's cover depicts a wolverine from the study - "Move to nocturnality not a universal trend in carnivore species on disturbed landscapes" by Frey et al. (2020). Read Damien Power's story behind the photo! "Here is my account of another encounter while I was doing a...

Cover July

July's cover portrays a male puffer adder ( Bitis arietans ) that has located a female (on the right) and is courting her in the Dinokeng Game Reserve, South Africa. Read the full paper by Glaudas et al. (2020) - "The intensity of sexual selection, body size and...

Dialogues & Ignite: Oikos two new paper sections

We are excited to announce that Oikos is broadening its diversity of types of papers to extend our mission of synthesizing ecology. In a nutshell: Dialogues are intended to promote ecological synthesis via critical thinking and the expression of contrasting viewpoints...

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