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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...

Welcome Kathryn Stewart - New SE

Join us at Oikos in welcoming our new Subject Editor Kathryn Stewart! She is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam. Read about her research interests and background in the following...

Cover March

This month's cover is an image of pastoralist cattle foraging in the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem of northern Tanzania from a study that highlights the human-livestock-wild interface - "Do pastoralist cattle fear African lions?" (Beck et al. 2020). It certainly seems...

Cover February

February's cover shows us this majestic polar bear from the study by Penk et al. 2020 - "Mechanistic models can reveal infection pathways from prevalence data: the mysterious case of polar bears Ursus maritimus and Trichinella nativa " Take a look at the abstract:...

Welcome Meike Wittmann - New SE

We are very excited to have Meike Wittmann join our team at Oikos as a Subject Editor. She is a Junior Professor at Bielefeld University in Germany and specializes in evolutionary and theoretical ecology. She has kindly told us a bit more about herself and her research...

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 ****Extended deadline for abstracts: 31 March**** Dear Colleagues, We cordially invite you to submit manuscripts to a special issue of Oikos on the role of...

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...

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