Perspective Papers

Functional Ecology publishes regular Perspective Papers. Below is a list of recent papers in this category:

Volume 27, Issue 6
Why polar gigantism and Palaeozoic gigantism are not equivalent: effects of oxygen and temperature on the body size of ectotherms.
Wilco C. E. P. Verberk and David Atkinson

Volume 27, Issue 5
Constraints, concerns and considerations about the necessity of estimating free glucocorticoid concentrations for field endocrine studies
Stephan J. Schoech, L. Michael Romero, Ignacio T. Moore and Frances Bonier

Volume 27, Issue 1
High C/N ratio (not low-energy content) of vegetation may have driven gigantism in sauropod dinosaurs and perhaps omnivory and/or endothermy in their juveniles
David M. Wilkinson and Graeme D. Ruxton

Volume 26, Issue 5
Heat dissipation limit theory and the evolution of avian functional traits in a warming world
David Grémillet, Laurence Meslin and Amélie Lescroël

Volume 25, Issue 6
Discontinuous gas exchange: new perspectives on evolutionary origins and ecological implications
S.L. Chown

Making sense of heat tolerance estimates in ectotherms: lessons from Drosophila
M. Santos, L.E. Castañeda, E.L Rezende

Volume 25, Issue 4
The intriguing paradox of leaf lifespan responses to nitrogen availability
A. Pornon, C. Marty, P. Winterton, T. Lamaze

Volume 24, Issue 6
Towards better prediction of seed dispersal by animals
R. D. Cousens, J. Hill, K. French, I. D. Bishop

Volume 24, Issue 4
Rethinking the value of high wood density
M. Larjavaara, H. C. Muller-Landau

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