Functional Ecology

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

Edited By: Charles Fox, Duncan Irschick, Ken Thompson and Alan Knapp

Impact Factor: 4.857

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 19/141 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2435

Associated Title(s): Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Ecology, Methods in Ecology and Evolution


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  1. Standard Papers

    1. Corrections for rooting volume and plant size reveal negative effects of neighbour presence on root allocation in pea

      Bin J. W. Chen, Heinjo J. During, Peter J. Vermeulen, Hans de Kroon, Hendrik Poorter and Niels P. R. Anten

      Article first published online: 20 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12450

    2. Bacterial diversity amplifies nutrient-based plant–soil feedbacks

      Simone Weidner, Robert Koller, Ellen Latz, George Kowalchuk, Michael Bonkowski, Stefan Scheu and Alexandre Jousset

      Article first published online: 20 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12445

    3. Active prey mixing as an explanation for polyphagy in predatory arthropods: synergistic dietary effects on egg production despite a behavioural cost

      Renata Vieira Marques, Renato Almeida Sarmento, Felipe Lemos, Marçal Pedro-Neto, Maurice W. Sabelis, Madelaine Venzon, Angelo Pallini and Arne Janssen

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12439

    4. Evolutionary patterns of adaptive acrobatics and physical performance predict expression profiles of androgen receptor – but not oestrogen receptor – in the forelimb musculature

      Matthew J. Fuxjager, Joy Eaton, Willow R. Lindsay, Lucie H. Salwiczek, Michelle A. Rensel, Julia Barske, Laurie Sorenson, Lainy B. Day and Barney A. Schlinger

      Article first published online: 13 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12438

    5. You have full text access to this OnlineOpen article
      Early plant recruitment stages set the template for the development of vegetation patterns along a hydrological gradient

      Rob G. A. Fraaije, Cajo J. F. ter Braak, Betty Verduyn, Leonieke B. S. Breeman, Jos T. A. Verhoeven and Merel B. Soons

      Article first published online: 13 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12441

    6. Fitness consequences of indirect plant defence in the annual weed, Sinapis arvensis

      Rieta Gols, Roel Wagenaar, Erik H. Poelman, H. Marjolein Kruidhof, Joop J.A. van Loon and Jeffrey A. Harvey

      Article first published online: 4 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12415

    7. How do overwinter changes in body condition and hormone profiles influence Weddell seal reproductive success?

      Michelle R. Shero, Riley T. Krotz, Daniel P. Costa, Julie P. Avery and Jennifer M. Burns

      Article first published online: 31 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12434

  2. Community Phylogenetics and Ecosystem Functioning

    1. Species richness, but not phylogenetic diversity, influences community biomass production and temporal stability in a re-examination of 16 grassland biodiversity studies

      Patrick Venail, Kevin Gross, Todd H. Oakley, Anita Narwani, Eric Allan, Pedro Flombaum, Forest Isbell, Jasmin Joshi, Peter B. Reich, David Tilman, Jasper van Ruijven and Bradley J. Cardinale

      Article first published online: 28 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12432

  3. Standard Papers

    1. Conquering the world in leaps and bounds: hopping locomotion in toads is actually bounding

      Stephen M. Reilly, Stephane J. Montuelle, Andre Schmidt, Emily Naylor, Michael E. Jorgensen, Lewis G. Halsey and Richard L. Essner Jr

      Article first published online: 28 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12414

    2. Blossom colour change after pollination provides carbon for developing seeds

      Christophe Pélabon, Lauriane Hennet, Richard Strimbeck, Hansen Johnson and W. Scott Armbruster

      Article first published online: 10 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12427

    3. Basking sharks and oceanographic fronts: quantifying associations in the north-east Atlantic

      Peter I. Miller, Kylie L. Scales, Simon N. Ingram, Emily J. Southall and David W. Sims

      Article first published online: 7 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12423

  4. Community Phylogenetics and Ecosystem Functioning

    1. Phylogenetic patterns are not proxies of community assembly mechanisms (they are far better)

      Pille Gerhold, James F. Cahill Jr, Marten Winter, Igor V. Bartish and Andreas Prinzing

      Article first published online: 4 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12425

  5. Standard Papers

    1. Trade-offs between transgenerational transfer of nutritional stress tolerance and immune priming

      Ikkei Shikano, Miranda C. Oak, Olivia Halpert-Scanderbeg and Jenny S. Cory

      Article first published online: 27 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12422

    2. Interspecific variation in the structural properties of flight feathers in birds indicates adaptation to flight requirements and habitat

      Péter L. Pap, Gergely Osváth, Krisztina Sándor, Orsolya Vincze, Lőrinc Bărbos, Attila Marton, Robert L. Nudds and Csongor I. Vágási

      Article first published online: 27 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12419

    3. A novel growth model evaluating age–size effect on long-term trends in tree growth

      Michinari Matsushita, Katsuhiko Takata, Gaku Hitsuma, Tsutomu Yagihashi, Mahoko Noguchi, Mitsue Shibata and Takashi Masaki

      Article first published online: 25 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12416

    4. Vitamin E deficiency in last-laid eggs limits growth of yellow-legged gull chicks

      Marco Parolini, Maria Romano, Manuela Caprioli, Diego Rubolini and Nicola Saino

      Article first published online: 25 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12412

    5. Multiple plant traits shape the genetic basis of herbivore community assembly

      Matthew A. Barbour, Mariano A. Rodriguez-Cabal, Elizabeth T. Wu, Riitta Julkunen-Tiitto, Carol E. Ritland, Allyson E. Miscampbell, Erik S. Jules and Gregory M. Crutsinger

      Article first published online: 6 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12409

    6. Moose browsing alters tree diversity effects on birch growth and insect herbivory

      Evalyne W. Muiruri, Harriet T. Milligan, Simon Morath and Julia Koricheva

      Article first published online: 5 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12407

  6. Community Phylogenetics and Ecosystem Functioning

    1. Phylogenetic niche conservatism – common pitfalls and ways forward

      Tamara Münkemüller, Florian C. Boucher, Wilfried Thuiller and Sébastien Lavergne

      Article first published online: 31 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12388

  7. Standard Papers

    1. Microbiome affects egg carotenoid investment, nestling development and adult oxidative costs of reproduction in Great tits

      Staffan Jacob, Nathalie Parthuisot, Armelle Vallat, Felipe Ramon-Portugal, Fabrice Helfenstein and Philipp Heeb

      Article first published online: 30 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12404

    2. Leaf litter nutrient uptake in an intermittent blackwater river: influence of tree species and associated biotic and abiotic drivers

      Andrew S. Mehring, Kevin A. Kuehn, Aaron Thompson, Catherine M. Pringle, Amy D. Rosemond, Matthew R. First, R Richard Lowrance and George Vellidis

      Article first published online: 23 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12399

    3. Differences in thallus chemistry are related to species-specific effects of biocrust-forming lichens on soil nutrients and microbial communities

      Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo, Antonio Gallardo, Felisa Covelo, Ana Prado-Comesaña, Victoria Ochoa and Fernando T. Maestre

      Article first published online: 22 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12403

    4. Prey density and distribution drive the three-dimensional foraging strategies of the largest filter feeder

      Jeremy A. Goldbogen, Elliott L. Hazen, Ari S. Friedlaender, John Calambokidis, Stacy L. DeRuiter, Alison K. Stimpert and Brandon L. Southall

      Article first published online: 22 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12395

    5. Directional dispersal has not evolved during the cane toad invasion

      Gregory P. Brown, Benjamin L. Phillips and Richard Shine

      Article first published online: 12 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12397

  8. Perspectives

  9. Standard Papers

    1. Predicting climate warming effects on green turtle hatchling viability and dispersal performance

      Catherine Cavallo, Tim Dempster, Michael R. Kearney, Ella Kelly, David Booth, Kate M. Hadden and Tim S. Jessop

      Article first published online: 2 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12389

    2. Hydric conditions during incubation influence phenotypes of neonatal reptiles in the field

      Brooke L. Bodensteiner, Timothy S. Mitchell, Jeramie T. Strickland and Fredric J. Janzen

      Article first published online: 26 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12382

    3. Bacteria and the evolution of honest signals. The case of ornamental throat feathers in spotless starlings

      Magdalena Ruiz-Rodríguez, Gustavo Tomás, David Martín-Gálvez, Cristina Ruiz-Castellano and Juan José Soler

      Article first published online: 23 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12376

    4. Flight response of slope-soaring birds to seasonal variation in thermal generation

      Adam E. Duerr, Tricia A. Miller, Michael Lanzone, David Brandes, Jeff Cooper, Kieran O'Malley, Charles Maisonneuve, Junior A. Tremblay and Todd Katzner

      Article first published online: 22 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12381

    5. Skin sloughing rate increases with chytrid fungus infection load in a susceptible amphibian

      Michel E.B. Ohmer, Rebecca L. Cramp, Craig R. White and Craig E. Franklin

      Article first published online: 19 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12370

    6. Abiotic constraints on the activity of tropical lizards

      Michael L. Logan, Sarah G. Fernandez and Ryan Calsbeek

      Article first published online: 13 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12379

  10. Community Phylogenetics and Ecosystem Functioning

    1. Community assembly, coexistence and the environmental filtering metaphor

      Nathan J. B. Kraft, Peter B. Adler, Oscar Godoy, Emily C. James, Steve Fuller and Jonathan M. Levine

      Article first published online: 7 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12345


    1. Retracted: Experimental evidence that maternal corticosterone controls adaptive offspring sex ratios

      Sarah R. Pryke, Lee A. Rollins, Simon C. Griffith and William A. Buttemer

      Article first published online: 21 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12232


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