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All Biology is Local

All Biology is Local One of the most interesting aspects of global climate change is that, while its extent is global, its effects at the regional scale are quite variable. Yet the vast majority of studies focused on the effects of climate change have relied on work at...

Pyramids of species richness

Two years ago, I was finishing my MSc and considering whether I’d like to do a PhD, and if so, with whom. I met with Chris and we threw around a few ideas for PhD projects. It was when he brought up a certain mystery that my decision to do a PhD in his lab was cemented...

Predators linking the brown and green worlds

The concept of a trophic cascade, where predators eat herbivores and thus indirectly benefit plants, has been around for a long time in ecology. Trophic cascades have been documented in all habitats with a wide variety of species. However, systems that involve cascades...

The importance of time in plant pollination networks

Network theory is widely used to explore the structure of ecological interactions. Consequently, network tools have permeated the ecological literature during the last decade. For example, plant-pollinator interaction networks accounted for nearly 250 papers in the...

Editor's Choice May

The meta-analysis and forum paper from the May issue of Oikos are selected as Editor’s choice. Bauer and colleagues synthesise the available empirical evidence to provide evidence that timing of migration events strongly impacts ecological dynamics across larger...

Cover May

The photo on Oikos' May cover, shows a well deserved break in fieldwork and is taken by Bess Hardwick. Fieldwork is performed for the study: Disentangling the ‘brown world’ faecal–detritus interaction web: dung beetle effects on soil microbial properties by Eleanore M...

Heating up arthropod interactions in situ

With advancing climate change, species ranges are likely to shift. However, climate change may also affect interactions among the co-occurring species remaining in the landscape. Most interactions on the globe involve insects, whether in the tropics , the temperate...

Editor's Choice April

The two papers selected as Editor’s choice of this April issue illustrate the versatility of the use of Ecological networks to advance our understanding of ecological systems. Dalla Riva and Stouffer take a modeling approach to study food web backbone evolution using...

Temporal dimension in plant-pollinator networks

Network theory is widely used to explore the structure of ecological interactions. Consequently, network tools have permeated the ecological literature during the last decade. For example, plant-pollinator interaction networks accounted for nearly 250 papers in the...

TRANSLATING FOREST MANAGEMENT INTO KEY ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES FOR DISPERSERS.

We live in a world of changing landscapes, in which animals are forced to face new conditions of food and habitat availability, local competition for resources and predation risks. Plants that depend on these animals to disperse their seeds indirectly face the same...

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