Friday, April 19, 2024

Ecology

Rainforest’s next generation of trees threatened 30 years after logging

Rainforest seedlings are more likely to survive in natural forests than in places where logging has happened -- even if tree restoration projects...

The landscape of fear in cattle farms? How the presence of barn swallow influences the activity of pest flies – The Applied Ecologist

Authors of a research article recently published in Journal of Applied Ecology talk us through how barn swallows are effective biological control agents...

Understanding the success of invasive plants through community assembly

Urmi Poddar discusses her paper ‘Similar trait-based successional assembly in native and introduced plants despite species pool differences.’ Background Invasive species are one of the...

Unique field study shows how climate change affects fire-impacted forests

During the unusually dry year of 2018, Sweden was hit by numerous forest fires. A research team led from Lund University in Sweden...

Understanding climate warming impacts on carbon release from the tundra

The warming climate shifts the dynamics of tundra environments and makes them release trapped carbon, according to a new study published in Nature....

The nuts and bolts (and emotions!) of responding to reviewers

Almost 10 years ago, I wrote a post about writing a response to reviewer comments. It focused on the overall structure of a...

Meet our new Blog Editor: F. Curtis Lubbe

We’re pleased to introduce our new Blog Editor! Curtis Lubbe joins the team to help manage the Journal of Ecology blog and publish author’s...

Marine heat waves disrupt the ocean food web in the northeast Pacific Ocean

Marine heat waves in the northeast Pacific Ocean create ongoing and complex disruptions of the ocean food web that may benefit some species...

Arctic nightlife: Seabird colony bursts with sound at night

Acoustic recordings of a colony of little auks reveal their nocturnal activities and offer valuable monitoring means for avian biology in the Arctic. A...

Tropical forests can’t recover naturally without fruit-eating birds

New research from the Crowther Lab at ETH Zurich illustrates a critical barrier to natural regeneration of tropical forests. Their models -- from...

Artificial streams reveal how drought shapes California’s alpine ecosystems

A network of artificial streams is teaching scientists how California's mountain waterways -- and the ecosystems that depend on them -- may be...

Balkan Ecology Project : Early Flowering/Edible/Wildlife Plants

All of the plants listed here provide an early source of pollen/nectar to a wide diversity of pollinating insects. The majority of the...

A very brief interview with ecoevojobs.net organizer Anonymous Potato

ecoevojobs.net is the crowdsourced jobs board for faculty positions (and some other positions, such as postdocs) in ecology and evolution. It’s a Google...

Biodiversity supports grassland resistance and recovery under extreme drought.

Manuele Bazzichetto discusses his article: ‘Biodiversity promotes resistance but dominant species shape recovery of grasslands under extreme drought.’ Background A hot idea in ecology is...
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