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Not everyone makes up for lost time equally!

Why time-limited individuals can make populations more vulnerable to disturbance Individual variation may make some individuals more vulnerable to disturbance than others. Besides that individuals differ in how they respond to disturbance, we show that time-limited...

Peatlands - a major soil carbon pool?

Cover Photo Credit: Audrey Campeau/ imaggeo.egu.eu/ CC BY 3.0 The authors of " Rewiring of peatland plant–microbe networks outpaces species turnover" would like to share some additional thoughts with you. What are your thoughts? Turnover in plant–microbial interactions...

Retreat, detour or advance?

Take a look at this paper's SPECULATIONS section! Do you agree with the authors? What are your thoughts? Retreat, detour or advance? Understanding the movements of birds confronting the Gulf of Mexico (Zenzal et al. 2021) "The ability for migrating birds to stop en...

Grazing and the vanishing complexity of plant association networks

Grazing and the vanishing complexity of plant association networks Plants do not grow in isolation in nature but interact with their neighbors – this can determine how the community as a whole will respond to environmental changes. If we are to understand the effect of...

How to address sampling issues in biodiversity measurement?

How to address sampling issues in biodiversity measurement? (NEW FORUM PAPER) When sampling communities, we’re more likely to miss rare species than common ones. As a result, sampling issues pervade biodiversity measurement. For example, two of us could compare species...

Urbanization drives an early spring for plants but not for pollinators

Urbanization drives an early spring for plants but not for pollinators The sharp increase of urban areas and the associated human population in the last century has put growing pressure on native animal and plant species, as they are threatened by habitat destruction...

Tracking dispersal across a patchy landscape

Image 1: The common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster (Photo credit: Ken Jones) Tracking dispersal across a patchy landscape reveals a dynamic interaction between genotype and habitat structure Historically, as well as contemporary, dispersal remains one of the most...

A horizon scan of ecology teaching

Teaching and learning in ecology: a horizon scan of emerging challenges and solutions In May 2019 a group of 30 UK academics gathered at The Open University to conduct a horizon scan of ecology teaching. We met to consider the outcomes of a two-step survey identifying...

Ant foraging strategies vary along a natural resource gradient

Ant foraging strategies vary along a natural resource gradient - Segev et al. (2020) Food selectivity by foragers has been shown to be affected by its availability in a patch. However, such food availability and its selection by foragers could also vary along...

Dimorphism and life history differentiation in sepsid flies

"Sexual size dimorphism is associated with reproductive life history trait differentiation in coexisting sepsid flies" (Blankenhorn et al. 2020) The study of ecological diversity requires investigation of numerous groups of organisms to reveal the various alternative...

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