This blog post is provided by Joel O. Abraham and A. Carla Staver and tells the #StoryBehindThePaper for the paper “Seasonal strategies differ between tropical and extratropical herbivores”, which was recently published in the Journal of Animal Ecology. The idea for this project came from a project several of us worked on a few years ago, examining the responses of savanna herbivores to drought (published … Continue reading Why do the buffalo roam? Determining what drives seasonal strategies in large mammalian herbivores
Associate Editor Alison Davis Rabosky introduces our exciting new cross-journal Special Feature ‘Leveraging Natural History Collections to Understand the Impacts of Global Change‘. Below you can find out all about the scope of the Special Feature and how to submit your manuscript proposal. Does your research intersect with a natural history collection? Do those collections allow you to answer questions in ecology that you can’t ask … Continue reading Does your research intersect with a natural history collection?
This blog post is provided by Ivan Pokrovsky, Andrea Kölzsch, Sherub Sherub, Wolfgang Fiedler, Peter Glazov, Olga Kulikova, Martin Wikelski and Andrea Flack and tells the #StoryBehindThePaper for the article “Longer days enable higher diurnal activity for migratory birds“, which was recently published in Journal of Animal Ecology. In general, animals attempt to live in conditions that fit them best. Species’ fitness results from a tradeoff between … Continue reading Daylength is an ultimate factor of migration
This blog post is provided by Walter Piper and Sarah Saunders and tells the #StoryBehindThePaper for the article “Interrelated impacts of climate and land-use change on a widespread waterbird“, which was recently published in Journal of Animal Ecology. Loon capture is a peculiar annual ritual. Working from dusk until dawn, three members of the research team set out in a 12-foot motorboat to scour the surface of Wisconsin … Continue reading Uncovering climate and land-use impacts on Wisconsin’s common loons