Functional EcologyCopyright © 2015 British Ecological Society
A Journal of the British Ecological SocietyEdited by: Charles Fox, Duncan Irschick, Alan Knapp, Ken Thompson and Craig White
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Emma Sayer and Ken Thompson talk about Emma's virtual issue: Making the Most of Microbes.
Thomas Hasper and Johan Uddling talk to FE Editor Alan Knapp about their recent paper "Water use by Swedish boreal forests in a changing climate.Hasper, T. B., Wallin, G., Lamba, S., Hall, M., Jaramillo, F., Laudon, H., Linder, S., Medhurst, J. L., Räntfors, M., Sigurdsson, B. D. and Uddling, J. (2015), Water use by Swedish boreal forests in a changing climate. Funct Ecol. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12546
Islands are often considered ideal biological laboratories as they are isolated and vary tremendously in size, structure, and habitats, imposing different selective pressures that can drive adaptations of organisms on islands. This study capitalizes on an island-size gradient in the Greek Archipelago to investigate inter-island divergence in the body size, head shape, and bite force of a lizard, Podarcis erhardii.
Donihue, C. M., Brock, K. M., Foufopoulos, J., Herrel, A. (2015), Feed or fight: testing the impact of food availability and intraspecific aggression on the functional ecology of an island lizard. Functional Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12550
Robbie Wilson talks to Amy Hahs about using urban ecosystems to expand fundamental ecological knowledge. Amy Hahs guest-edited our latest Special Feature: Ecology of Organisms in Urban Environments with Karl Evans. You can read the Special Feature here.
In this study, Isabelle Marechaux and her co-authors looked at leaf water potential at wilting or turgor loss point (πtlp), which determines tolerance of leaves to drought stress. Using a new method based on a demonstrated association between πtlp and another trait, the leaf osmotic water potential at full hydration, they were able to estimate πtlp for 165 trees of 71 species. This dataset is a significant increase in information for tropical tree species and indicates a potential for highly diverse species responses to drought within given forest communities.
Read the full paper online here: Maréchaux, I., Bartlett, M. K., Sack, L., Baraloto, C., Engel, J., Joetzjer, E., Chave, J. (2015), Drought tolerance as predicted by leaf water potential at turgor loss point varies strongly across species within an Amazonian forest. Functional Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12452 or the lay summary here.
Vander Vennen et al A time to kill: What determines when wolves kill moose?
Bonduriansky et al Using nutritional geometry to study the effects of parental diet on offspring
Flies et al Socioecological predictors of immunity in wild spotted hyenas
Mutshinda et al Ecological equivalence of species within phytoplankton functional groups
Arthur et al South for the winter? Foraging effort and divergent strategies in fur seals
Lara-Romero et al Direct and indirect effects of shrub encroachment on alpine grasslands mediated by plant-flower-visitor interactions
Vasemägi et al Genes that influence salmon growth in wild don’t matter in captivity
Killen et al How do metabolic rate and food-deprivation affect sociability in fish?
Razanajatovo and Kleunen Both spreading and non-spreading exotic plants receive sufficient pollination
Martin and Fahrig Wildlife mobility and extinction risk in human-altered landscapes
Heidinger et al Parental age influences offspring telomere loss
Dong & Zhang Ecological relevance of cellular energy metabolism in intertidal species
Zou et al Top-down becomes bottom-up: consequences of nutrient cycling for trophic cascades between green and brown webs
Wüest et al Reseeders benefit from arid climates and infertile soils
Huang et al How do soil respiration components and their specific respiration change with forest succession?
Lenz et al To sprout, or not to sprout: freezing temperature drives spring flushing
Turbill and Prior Survival benefits of winter dormancy: warmer climates are associated with shorter hibernation seasons and reduced survival in rodents
Schwarzkopf et al Which is more important: direct environmental effects, or local adaptation, in determining how many times animals reproduce?
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