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Salmon response to climate variation

Why might you find scientists out on a pitch black night on a remote Alaskan lake driving two 18’ boats with a net towed in between? Fun, tradition, data collection? Well, all of the above, assuming the weather is nice. In our article, “ Climate variation is filtered...

To live in a multi-predtory landscape of fear

Having one predator chasing you is scary enough, but what about having two? Hunting in different habitats? Lucky me not being roe-deer! Read more in the Oikos Early View paper “Living and dying in a multi-predator landscape of fear: roe deer are squeezed...

Editor's Choice January 2014

The first editor’schoice for 2014 is the work of Alexander Kubisch and colleagues . This invited contribution synthesizes how feedbacks between ecological and evolutionary on dispersal shape species ranges and range dynamics. The manuscript is a systematic review on...

Vectors’ role in pathogen dynamics

If a vector prefers uninfected hosts or infected hosts – how does that affect the pathogen’s spread? Find out in the Early View paper “Vector preference and host defense against infection interact to determine disease dynamics” by Adam R. Zeilinger and Matthew P...

Per Brink Award 2014

We are very happy to announce that “The Per Brinck Oikos Award 2014″ has been awarded to Professor Robert D. Holt, University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida, USA. Here is Bob’s presentation of himself and his research: “What makes the study of life such an...

Invasive mussels as ecosystem engineers

How is lake water quality and nutrient fluxes effected by invasive and native organisms? That's what Geraldine Nogaro and Alan D. Steinman are answering in the new Early View Oikos paper, "Influence of ecosystem engineers on ecosystem processes is mediated by lake...

On the importance of fruit in primate diets

How does fruit-eating relate to body size and geographic range? Find out in the Early View paper “Ecological correlates of trophic status and frugivory in neotropical primates” by Joseph E. Hawes and Carlos A. Peres. Below is their summary of the study: A good...

CSI Ecology – solving murders on springtails and earthworms

Who are the murderers and who are the victims in forest soils? Read about Babett Günther and co-workers’ homocide investigation in the Early View Oikos paper: “ Variations in prey consumption of centipede predators in forest soils as indicated by molecular gut content...

New Cover!!

We are very happy to present our cover for 2014! As you might recall, we had a photo competition to find a nice photo showing ecology in action. And we have a winner! Congratualtions Prof. Erik Svensson, Lund to the fantastic photo of emerald damselflies! Here, Erik...

Joint effects of predator and parasite on prey stress levels

We generally focus on either predation or parasitism. But what happens when we look at the combined effects of the two? Find out in the new Early View paper in Oikos: "Predators and trematode parasites jointly affect larval anuran functional traits and corticosterone...

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