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Publishing original research papers on organismal ecology.
Publishing original research papers on organismal ecology.

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In Insights we discover the story (and the people) behind a recent publication in Functional Ecology: what inspired the authors to do the research, how did the project develop and what wider impact might the work have? In this week’s Insights, Manrico…
Insights: Manrico Sebastiano
Insights: Manrico Sebastiano
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Rannveig M. Jacobsen, Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson, Håvard Kauserud, Sunil Mundra, Tone Birkemoe Decomposition is the key to the cycle of life. Without decomposition, no nutrients are recycled from dead animals and plants, to be used by new organisms. In…
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Angélica L. González, Régis Céréghino, Olivier Dézerald, Vinicius F. Farjalla, Céline Leroy, Barbara A. Richardson, Michael J. Richardson, Gustavo Q. Romero & Diane S. Srivastava   Chemical elements such as carbon (C), and the nutrients nitrogen (N) and…
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Tyler K. Refsland and Jennifer M. Fraterrigo Hotter temperatures and altered precipitation patterns with climate change are increasing drought stress and mortality of forests in many regions. The frequency of forest fires is also increasing as a result of…
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Manrico Sebastiano, Marcel Eens, Simone Messina, Hamada AbdElgawad, Kévin Pineau, Gerrit T.S. Beemster, Olivier Chastel, David Costantini Throughout their lives, all living organisms are potentially exposed to the action of pathogens. In most cases, these…
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Jonathan Bonfanti, Mickaël Hedde, Sophie Joimel, Paul Henning Krogh, Cyrille Violle, Johanne Nahmani, Jérôme Cortet Springtails, ca. 1-2 mm arthropods abundantly present in soils, are involved in soil organic matter decomposition, through direct…
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Richard Beason, regular contributor to our InSite/Out column, was at the 2018 Ecoacoustics Comgress in Brisbane. He reports back on a conference that included ecology, music, conservation, bioacoustics, technology and more. As my fieldwork was finished…
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Marjolein Bruijning, Anne C. M. ten Berge, Eelke Jongejans   Cold-blooded animals are vulnerable to global warming, as their metabolic functions depend directly on external temperatures. However, predicting the fate of such natural populations is…
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Maciej J. Ejsmond, John M. McNamara, Janne Søreide, Øystein Varpe The life histories of arthropods, such as insects and crustaceans, are diverse with large variability in body size, age at maturation, reproductive strategy and other characteristics.…
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