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Modelling of human-driven changes in meta-communities

What will happen at the meta-community level with all exposure to human activities in various ecosystems? To answer this, Anne Teyssèdre and Alexandre Robert have simulated alternatives, presented in the Early View study " Contrasting effects of habitat reduction,...

Factors affecting carbon cycling in Sphagnum

Now on Early View: A study about functional traits in Sphagnum and how it affects carbon cycling. “Tradeoffs and scaling of functional traits in Sphagnum as drivers of carbon cycling in peatlands” by C.G. Laing and co-workers. Below is the author’s own summary of the...

Ecological networks and inference

If many mouths eat a lot of a not so preferable foot item - i.e. large numbers of city rats happen to live underground where they only have access to garbage-like food items - this does not tell us that another foot item not accessible to the crowd is genuinely much...

Welcome Martijn Bezemer, new SE

We're very happy to welcome Dr Martijn Bezemer, NIOO-KNAW, the Netherlands to our editorial board. Martijn, what's your main research focus at the moment? My main research focus is on aboveground-belowground interactions. I study how (i) soil biota (ii) manipulations...

Editor's Choice Feb-March 2014

For the February and March issue we have selected three articles as Editor’s choices that are currently open access. We selected papers that are at the heart of our publication mission, so papers that aim at providing synthesis in ecology. The work by Sergio Estay and...

Invasive flowers, pollinators and native flowers

How different kinds of ecological aspects affect the future of invasive plants is studied in the Early View paper: “Neighborhood-contingent indirect interactions between native and exotic plants: multiple shared pollinators mediate reproductive success during invasions...

Cows and rabbits change plant growth via the soil

How does grazing affect the soil? Find out in the Early View paper "Grazing-induced changes in plant–soil feedback alter plant biomass allocation" by Ciska van Veen and co-workers. Cows and rabbits, feed on plants. With that they change plant growth directly, for...

Top downloaded 2013 papers

Recently, Wiley released the list over most downloaded Oikos papers during 2013. Many of the papers are familiar titles, that were published a few years ago. However, two of the papers published during 2013 actually managed to climb the ladder and take place among the...

Bottom-up effects of hybridization

A hybridization event at the bottom of the food chain may affect organisms several steps up the chain. Read more in the early View paper: "Bottom–up regulates top–down: the effects of hybridization of grass endophytes on an aphid herbivore and its generalist predator"...

HoH HoH HoH: Santa Claus has brought a new tool for ecological synthesis

Ecological synthesis is tricky. One of its many challenges is that empirical data rarely paint a clear picture either supporting or refuting a given hypothesis. More typically, empirical studies have diverging results. But even for hypotheses where refuting evidence is...

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