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Edited By: Dries Bonte

Impact Factor: 3.586

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 34/150 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1600-0706

Associated Title(s): Ecography, Journal of Avian Biology, Nordic Journal of Botany

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In 2015, Oikos moved to online only publication, in trend with Wiley's path of digital transformation, as the company invests in the customizable, technology-enabled products and services needed by our customers in the future.

The gradual migration of journals from print to solely online is part of this transition, supporting investment in forward-looking innovation and building online communities for journal readers and our society partners.

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Oikos strongly encourage authors to deposit data supporting the results in the paper in a publically accessible archive, such as e.g. Dryad.

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A new Virtual Issue on Pollination Ecology is now available to commemorate SCAPE 2016.

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A new Virtual Issue on synthesising ecology in the Anthropocene is now available to commemorate ESA 2016.

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2014 Per Brinck Oikos Award

The Per Brinck Foundation at the editorial office of the journal Oikos and Wiley annually awards the Per Brinck Oikos Award in honor of the Swedish ecologist Professor Per Brinck, who has played an instrumental role for the development and recognition of the science of ecology in the Nordic countries, especially as serving as the Editor-in-Chief for Oikos for many years. The Per Brinck Oikos Award recognizes extraordinary and important contributions to the science of ecology. Particular emphasis is given to scientific work aimed at synthesis that has led to novel and original research in unexplored or neglected fields or to bridging gaps between ecological disciplines.

The 2014 laureate was Professor Robert D. Holt, University of Florida, Gainsville USA, who describes his research interests as follows:

'What makes the study of life such an endlessly satisfying endeavor is that species and ecosystems reflect both order and change – both the predictable outcome of general laws, and the lingering effects of idiosyncracies of evolution, earth history, and the often surprising feedbacks that arise in complex natural systems. As a fan of natural history, I appreciate and indeed relish the complexities and unique contingencies of ecological systems, even as in my role as theoretician I seek for unifying principles. I have carried out research on a wide range of topics, from food web dynamics and host-pathogen interactions, to habitat fragmentation, to the evolution of dispersal and geographical ranges, and have had the good fortune to have collaborated over my career with many outstanding theoreticians and empiricists.'
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