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

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Pierre-Marc Brousseau, Dominique Gravel and I. Tanya Handa Ground beetles are remarkable hunters with the capacity to kill and consume a huge diversity of potential prey ranging from snails and poison-secreting millipedes to fast jumping springtails.…

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Hai-Yang Zhang, Xiao-Tao Lü, Alan K. Knapp, Henrik Hartmann, Edith Bai, Xiao-Bo Wang, Zheng-Wen Wang, Xiao-Guang Wang, Qiang Yu, Xing-Guo Han Woody plant encroachment, defined as an increase in abundance of indigenous woody plants in formerly…

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Romain Garnier, Raül Ramos, Ana Sanz-Aguilar, Maud Poisbleau, Henri Weimerskirch, Sarah Burthe, Jeremy Tornos, Thierry Boulinier How can we track infectious diseases in wild animal populations? Serology, the quantification of antibodies present in the…

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Alan M. Tonin, Luz Boyero, Silvia Monroy, Ana Basaguren, Javier Pérez, Richard G. Pearson, Bradley J. Cardinale, José Francisco Gonçalves Jr., Jesús Pozo Biodiversity is currently being lost at an alarming rate, and understanding the effects of such loss…

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Christian Schöb, Sara Hortal, Alison J. Karley, Luna Morcillo, Adrian C. Newton, Robin J. Pakeman, Jeff R. Powell, Ian C. Anderson and Rob W. Brooker Environmental factors such as climate or land use are known to affect biodiversity. However, do we know…

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Mickaël Chauvet, Georges Kunstler, Jacques Roy, Xavier Morin Most forests in Central Europe are composed of many tree species. How do so many species co-exist in the long-term? Using a simplified sequential view of species assembly, the abiotic conditions…

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Tomáš Herben, Hana Mayerová, Hana Skálová, Věra Hadincová , Sylvie Pecháčková, František Krahulec The extraordinary species richness of mountain grasslands often hides less obvious dynamics of individual species, which may appear and disappear over time.…

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Benjamin T. Walters, Tin Nok Natalie Cheng, Justin Doyle, Chistopher G. Guglielmo, Michael Clinchy and Liana Y. Zanette Escaping from a predator is a matter of ongoing life or immediate death. While escape ability is clearly imperative for survival, the…

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Georg von Arx, Alberto Arzac, Patrick Fonti, David Frank, Roman Zweifel, Andreas Rigling, Lucia Galiano, Arthur Gessler, José Miguel Olano Carbohydrate reserves play a crucial role in tree resistance and resilience to drought. Ample reserves may buffer…

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Tatiana A. Shestakova, J. Julio Camarero, Juan P. Ferrio, Anastasia A. Knorre, Emilia Gutiérrez and Jordi Voltas Whereas tree growth is primarily constrained by water availability in Mediterranean lowlands, Mediterranean mountain forests are subjected to…
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