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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...

Cover May

May's cover! Take a look at those eyes! Is this the face of "I am not sure what I should do next now that mommy is gone"? Read the paper on recently‐weaned grey seal ( Halichoerus grypus ) pups by Carter et al. (2019) - " From pup to predator: generalized hidden Markov...

Cover April

April's cover displays female caribou from the Rivière-aux-Feuilles herd during the fall migration, from a study by Le Corre et al. (2019) - "Where to spend the winter? The role of intraspecific competition and climate in determining the selection of wintering areas by...

NSO journals in Covid-19 times

Dear authors, readers and reviewers, As the world grapples with COVID-19 we write, above all, to wish you and those close to you continued good health. These are uneasy times and we wanted to let you know that the editorial office of the Nordic Society Oikos (NSO) is...

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