Tail loss in limbless reptiles explained by specimens from natural history collections

This blog post is provided by Mario Moura and Henrique Costa and tells the #StoryBehindthePaper for the paper “Unwrapping broken tails: biological and environmental correlates of predation pressure in limbless reptiles“, which was recently published in the Journal of Animal Ecology. In their study, they use natural history collections of snakes and limbless lizards from museums to explore where predation occurs. These animals can drop … Continue reading Tail loss in limbless reptiles explained by specimens from natural history collections

Which genes and functions respond to environmental change?

This blog post is provided by Katharina Wollenberg Valero and tells the #StoryBehindThePaper for the paper “Functional genomics of abiotic environmental adaptation in lacertid lizards and other vertebrates“, which was recently published in the Journal of Animal Ecology. This paper is part of the Journal of Animal Ecology Special Feature: “Understanding climate change response in the age of genomics”. In their study, they investigate which … Continue reading Which genes and functions respond to environmental change?

SPECIAL FEATURE: Understanding climate change response in the age of genomics

The June issue of Journal of Animal Ecology is out now and includes a Special feature, Understanding climate change response in the age of genomics. As global temperatures continue to rise, there is a major threat to species and ecosystems worldwide. In order to develop conservation and mitigation strategies, an understanding of how animal populations respond to changing environments is crucial. This Special Feature highlights … Continue reading SPECIAL FEATURE: Understanding climate change response in the age of genomics

Join us for a webinar on Ecological Resilience

Join the British Ecological Society for a webinar on ecological resilience! This online meeting complements a new Special Feature being published in Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Ecology and Functional Ecology: Reconciling resilience across ecological systems, species and subdisciplines. Date: Wednesday 29 September 2021Time: 16:00-17:15 (BST)Location: Online (Zoom)#BESResilience This online meeting showcases the latest cutting-edge research on the topic of ecological resilience and is being chaired by Pol Capdevila, … Continue reading Join us for a webinar on Ecological Resilience

Citizen Science Podcast: Mark Ditmer

The fifth and final episode in our Citizen Science Special Issue podcast is live. Mark Ditmer tells us about their paper Artificial night light helps account for observer bias in citizen science monitoring of an expanding large mammal population, which was part of the Citizen Science Special Feature. Featured image: An American black bear collared for research by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources rests after snacking … Continue reading Citizen Science Podcast: Mark Ditmer

Citizen Science Podcast: Heather Williams

The fourth episode in our Citizen Science Special Issue podcast is live. Heather Williams tells us about their paper Support for a relationship between demography and modeled habitat suitability is scale dependent for the purple martin Progne subis, which was part of the Citizen Science Special Feature. Featured image: Purple martin nestlings (about 2 days old). © Adam Wilson. COMING UP: 25/02/2021 – Journal of Animal Ecology: Citizen Science … Continue reading Citizen Science Podcast: Heather Williams

Citizen Science Podcast: Chris Latimer

The third episode in our Citizen Science Special Issue podcast is live. Chris Latimer tells us about their paper Habitat loss and thermal tolerances influence the sensitivity of resident bird populations to winter weather at regional scales, which was part of the Citizen Science Special Feature. Featured image by Jeremy Cohen Coming up: 19/02/2021 – Journal of Animal Ecology: Citizen Science Special Issue, episode 4 … Continue reading Citizen Science Podcast: Chris Latimer

Citizen Science Podcast: Frank La Sorte

The second episode in our Citizen Science Special Issue podcast is live. Frank La Sorte tells us about their paper Phenological synchronization of seasonal bird migration with vegetation greenness across dietary guilds, which was part of the Citizen Science Special Feature. Featured image: Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) © Andy Eckerson Coming up: 15/02/2021 – Journal of Animal Ecology: Citizen Science Special Issue, episode 3 Chris Latimer19/02/2021 – … Continue reading Citizen Science Podcast: Frank La Sorte

Citizen Science joint special issue is out now

The February issue of Journal of Animal Ecology is out now, and includes the Citizen Science Special Feature. Joint with Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Ecology, Methods in Ecology and Evolution People and Nature and Ecological Solutions and Evidence there was an open call for papers surrounding the topic of ecological projects involving citizen scientists, and these papers are now released together across the six journals. Over the next … Continue reading Citizen Science joint special issue is out now