Insights into Oikos papers

Time to get rid of the males?

It has been debated for a while...are males really necessary? Find out how fish of the genus Chrosomus solve the small problems associated with asexual reproduction, in the Early View paper " Diets of sexual and sperm-dependent asexual dace ( Chrosomus spp.): relevance...

On the evolution of fruit colour

Ever thought about why an orange is orange while an apple is green? And a blueberry blue and blackberry black, while a raspberry is red? Well, one explanation - seasonality - is studied in the new Early View Paper "Fruit color and contrast in seasonal habitats – a case...

Guess who planted invasive seeds on blackbuck mating territories?

To consider at your Friday dinner tonight: Sex-biased diets affect the ecology of other species in the surroundings. Read more in the new early View paper "Antelope mating strategies facilitate invasion of grasslands by a woody weed" by Shivani Jadeja and colleagues...

The little black dress of ecology

Taylor´s power law and bird populations are studied with in the new Early View paper "Interspecific differences in stochastic population dynamics explains variation in Taylor's temporal power law", by Marit Linnerud and her coworkers. Here's Marit's summary of the...

Pasture – red kangaroo – dingo interactions

Read David Choquenot's and David M. Forsyth's new Early View paper "Exploitation ecosystems and trophic cascades in non-equilibrium systems: pasture – red kangaroo – dingo interactions in arid Australia" to learn more! Here's Dave's background story to the study: This...

Waste to hurry

Do animals spend too much energy on just being? Read Bas Kooijman's new Early View paper "Waste to hurry: dynamic energy budgets explain the need of wasting to fully exploit blooming resources" to find out! Here, Bas gives you the background to the study: Many years...

Editor's choice Febuary

Editor in Chief Prof. Dries Bonte introduces the two Editor's choice papers in the February Issue: (Note that Editor's choice papers are Open Access) For the February issue of Oikos, we decided to highlight Sorte’s forum paper on the importance of flow direction and...

Surf and Turf 2: Snorkeling with wildebeest

We have now come to the second Surf and turf paper in Oikos february issue. I let Deron Burkepile introduce you to his study "Comparing aquatic and terrestrial grazing ecosystems: is the grass really greener?" At a big ecology meeting, you can often tell what people...

Surf and Turf in Oikos Feb 2013

Check out the Surf & Turf papers in the February Issue! For an introduction to the concept, I leave the word to our Surf and Turf editors Josh Idjadi and Randi Rotjan. Their introductory paper in the February Issue is found here. Presentations of the actual papers...

Editor's choice January

From January 2013 our Editor's in Chief select two papers in each issue as Editor's Choice. Those papers are Open Access, and the complete January Issue is OA! Here, Dries Bonte explains why they chose the following for the January issue. Read more here about News in...

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