Insights into Oikos papers

Safer with close neighbors

Does new-density increase or decrease predation rate? Find out in the new Early View paper "Adaptive nest clustering and density-dependent nest survival in dabbling ducks" by Kevin M. Ringelman and co-workers. Here's Kevin's summary of the paper: Many wildlife...

Crowding effects on indfidelity

How density effects reproductive success and extra pair-paternity is studied in the new Early View paper "Form, function and consequences of density dependence in a long-distance migratory bird" by Ann E. McKellar and co-workers. Below is Ann's summary of the study:...

Like a missile attack on the ecosystem

The resilience of eco systems is studied in the new Early View paper "A new approach for rapid detection of nearby thresholds in ecosystem time series" by Stephen R. Carpenter and co-workers, in Oikos. Below is Stephen's summary of the study: When is the disappearance...

Where am I and Why?

In the Early view Oikos paper "Where am I and Why? Synthesizing range biology and the eco-evolutionary dynamics of dispersal", Alexander Kubisch, Robert D. Holt, Hans Joachim Poethke and Emanuel A. Fronhofer investigate the emergence of species' geographic ranges and...

Multi-scale co-ocurrence patterns in India

How species associate with each other and other co-ocurrence patterns have been studied by Mahi Puri and colleagues along the west coast of India. Read the new Early View paper here: " Multi-scale patterns in co-occurrence of rocky inter-tidal gastropods along the west...

Moving plants and invasions

Climate change and plant movements and invasions was discussed during the ESA-meeting 2011. The result - a Forum paper is now published online in Oikos: "Movement, impacts and management of plant distributions in response to climate change: insights from invasions" by...

Personality and metabolic rate

Do bold individuals have higher metabolic rates? Find out in the new Early View paper "Personality and basal metabolic rate in a wild bird population" by Sandra Bouwhuis and co-workers. Here's Sandra's short summary of the study: Like humans, individuals of many...

Mom knows best – maternal care in perennial plants

How can we provide the best circumstances for our kids? The new Oikos Early View paper "Adaptive transgenerational plasticity in the perennial Plantago lanceolata" , by Vit Latzel and co-workers, deals with this issue - in plants. Read Vit's story here: Imagine that...

Who eats who? Predicting herbivores on non-native plants.

The introduction of non-native plants usually invokes a wave of pessimism among biologists. Some of these introduced plants can invade natural ecosystems where they can cause tremendous problems. And to make matters worse, it is very difficult to predict much about the...

How does increased temperature affect herbivory?

Now online: " Increased temperature alters feeding behavior of a generalist herbivore" by Nathan P. Lemoine and co-workers. Read more about how an increased temperature may affect plant growth and herbivory: Temperature plays a crucial role in determining ecological...

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