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Experimental river noise alters arthropod abundance

The world is a noisy place, yet as visual creatures, ecologists have largely ignored its potential role as an important niche axis. Only recently has it gained broad attention, as the negative effects of anthropogenic noise on wildlife (especially vertebrates) have...

Stable nitrogen isotope analysis of amino acids as a new tool to clarify complex parasite–host interactions within food webs

Stable nitrogen isotope analysis of amino acids as a new tool to clarify complex parasite-host interactions within food webs This study explores the trophic relations between parasites and their hosts by applying stable isotopes to clarify parasite feeding strategies...

How do we bring public health and ecosystem science together to tackle antimicrobial resistance?

BLOG POST FOR IGNITE PAPER: " Improving the dialogue between public health and ecosystem science on antimicrobial resistance " In 2017 I was sitting in an office talking to Piran White and Hilary Graham at the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York, UK...

Cover August

This month's cover features an illustration inspired by the FORUM PAPER titled "Deriving indicators of biodiversity change from unstructured community-contributed data" Citizen science is a vast and growing resource for understanding global biodiversity as it shifts in...

Resistance, Tolerance and Host Competence

Parasite spread in experimental metapopulations: Resistance, Tolerance and Host Competence Understanding why some individuals transmit infectious disease more than others has been a goal of epidemiologists and disease ecologists for quite some time, however most of the...

The effects of phenology, time constraints and latitude of origin on damselfy life histories

Size-mediated priority effects are trait-dependent and consistent across latitudes in a damselfly The hatching date and length of the growth season can impact ecological interactions. We expected that organisms that hatch early in the season will perform better...

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...

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