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Edited By: Dries Bonte

Impact Factor: 3.559

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 31/141 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1600-0706

Editors' Choice

The following articles have been selected by the Editors as ones of particular interest or high quality - read them for free online now!

Leaf and stem physiological responses to summer and winter extremes of woody species across temperate ecosystems
Elena Granda, Christine Scoffoni, Alfredo E. Rubio-Casal, Lawren Sack and Fernando Valladares

Differential responses of size-based functional groups to bottom–up and top–down perturbations in pelagic food webs: a meta-analysis
Florence D. Hulot, Gérard Lacroix and Michel Loreau

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Into darkness: unravelling the structure of soil food webs
Ulrich Brose and Stefan Scheu

Inducible chemical defences in animals
Attila Hettyey, Zoltán Tóth and Josh Van Buskirk

A consistent occupancy–climate relationship across birds and mammals of the Americas
Véronique Boucher-Lalonde, Antoine Morin and David J. Currie

Metacommunity size influences aquatic community composition in a natural mesocosm landscape
Robin M. LeCraw, Diane S. Srivastava and Gustavo Q. Romero

Multitrophic diversity effects depend on consumer specialization and species-specific growth and grazing rates
Joanna Filip, Barbara Bauer, Helmut Hillebrand, Anna Beniermann, Ursula Gaedke and Stefanie D. Moorthi

Adaptive parental effects: the importance of estimating environmental predictability and offspring fitness appropriately
Scott C. Burgess and Dustin J. Marshall

Importance, but not intensity of plant interactions relates to species diversity under the interplay of stress and disturbance
Yoann Le Bagousse-Pinguet, Jean-Paul Maalouf, Blaise Touzard and Richard Michalet

Living and dying in a multi-predator landscape of fear: roe deer are squeezed by contrasting pattern of predation risk imposed by lynx and humans
Karen Lone, Leif Egil Loe, Terje Gobakken, John D. C. Linnell, John Odden, Jørgen Remmen and Atle Mysterud

Complexity is costly: a meta-analysis of parametric and non-parametric methods for short-term population forecasting
Eric J. Ward, Eli E. Holmes, James T. Thorson and Ben Collen

Integrating ecosystem engineering and food webs
Dirk Sanders, Clive G. Jones, Elisa Thébault, Tjeerd J. Bouma, Tjisse van der Heide, Jim van Belzen and Sébastien Barot

Disentangling the effect of hybrid interactions and of the constant effort hypothesis on ecological community stability
Samir Suweis, Jacopo Grilli and Amos Maritan

Ecologists should not use statistical significance tests to interpret simulation model results
J. Wilson White, Andrew Rassweiler, Jameal F. Samhouri, Adrian C. Stier and Crow White

Climate change and annual survival in a temperate passerine: partitioning seasonal effects and predicting future patterns
Philippa Gullett, Karl L. Evans, Robert A. Robinson and Ben J. Hatchwell

Ecological and evolutionary responses in complex communities: implications for invasions and eco-evolutionary feedbacks
Sharon Y. Strauss

The role of temperature variability on insect performance and population dynamics in a warming world
Sergio A. Estay, Mauricio Lima and Francisco Bozinovic

Effects of directional environmental change on extinction dynamics in experimental microbial communities are predicted by a simple model
Christopher F. Clements, Ben Collen, Tim M. Blackburn and Owen L. Petchey

Where am I and why? Synthesizing range biology and the eco-evolutionary dynamics of dispersal
Alexander Kubisch, Robert D. Holt, Hans-Joachim Poethke and Emanuel A. Fronhofer

Disentangling ecological, allometric and evolutionary determinants of the relationship between seed mass and elevation: insights from multiple analyses of 1355 angiosperm species on the eastern Tibetan Plateau
Wei Qi, Shuqing Guo, Xuelin Chen, Johannes H. C. Cornelissen, Haiyan Bu, Guozhen Du, Xianliang Cui, Wenjin Li and Kun Liu

Accidental experiments: ecological and evolutionary insights and opportunities derived from global change
Janneke HilleRisLambers, Ailene K. Ettinger, Kevin R. Ford, David C. Haak, Micah Horwith, Brooks E. Miner, Haldre S. Rogers, Kimberly S. Sheldon, Joshua J. Tewksbury, Susan M. Waters and Sylvia Yang

Fear in the dark? Community-level effects of non-lethal predators change with light regime
Coreen Forbes and Edd Hammill

Trait-mediated indirect interactions in a marine intertidal system as quantified by functional responses
Mhairi E. Alexander, Jaimie T. A. Dick, Nessa E. O’Connor

Dispersal and species’ responses to climate change
Justin M. J. Travis, Maria Delgado, Greta Bocedi, Michel Baguette, Kamil Bartoń, Dries Bonte, Isabelle Boulangeat, Jenny A. Hodgson, Alexander Kubisch, Vincenzo Penteriani, Marjo Saastamoinen, Virginie M. Stevens, James M. Bullock

Linked exploitation and interference competition drives the variable behavior of a classic predator–prey system
John P. Delong and David A. Vasseur

Disentangling the role of connectivity, environmental filtering, and spatial structure on metacommunity dynamics
C. Moritz, C. N. Meynard, V. Devictor, K. Guizien, C. Labrune, J.-M. Guarini and N. Mouquet

Movement, impacts and management of plant distributions in response to climate change: insights from invasions
P. Caplat, P.-O. Cheptou, J. Diez, A. Guisan, B. M. H. Larson, A. S. Macdougall, D. A. Peltzer, D. M. Richardson, K. Shea, M. van Kleunen, R. Zhang and Y. M. Buckley

Plant functional traits improve diversity-based predictions of temporal stability of grassland productivity
H. Wayne Polley, Forest I. Isbell and Brian J. Wilsey

Global biogeography of autotroph chemistry: is insolation a driving force?
Elizabeth T. Borer, Matthew E. S. Bracken, Eric W. Seabloom, Jennifer E. Smith, Just Cebrian, Elsa E. Cleland, James J. Elser, William F. Fagan, Daniel S. Gruner, W. Stanley Harpole, Helmut Hillebrand, Andrew J. Kerkhoff and Jacqueline T. Ngai

Are functional traits and litter decomposability coordinated across leaves, twigs and wood? A test using temperate rainforest tree species
Benjamin G. Jackson, Duane A. Peltzer and David A. Wardle

A critical analysis of the ubiquity of linear local–regional richness relationships
Thiago Gonçalves-Souza, Gustavo Q. Romero and Karl Cottenie

Bottom–up and top–down forces structuring consumer communities in an experimental grassland
Michael Rzanny, Annely Kuu and Winfried Voigt

The elephant in the room: the role of failed invasions in understanding invasion biology
Rafael D. Zenni, Martin A. Nuñez

Positive versus negative effects of an invasive ecosystem engineer on different components of a marine ecosystem
Paul E. Gribben, James E. Byers, Jeffrey T. Wright and Tim M. Glasby

Early warning signals also precede non-catastrophic transitions
Sonia Kéfi, Vasilis Dakos, Marten Scheffer, Egbert H. Van Nes and Max Rietkerk

Can limiting similarity increase invasion resistance? A meta-analysis of experimental studies
Jodi N. Price and Meelis Pärtel

Evidence for and against the existence of alternate attractors on coral reefs
Peter J. Mumby, Robert S. Steneck, Alan Hastings

Predicting food-web structure with metacommunity models
Benjamin Baiser, Hannah L. Buckley, Nicholas J. Gotelli, Aaron M. Ellison

Predicting persistence in a changing climate: flow direction and limitations to redistribution
Cascade J. B. Sorte
Volume 122, Issue 2, February 2012

Predator density and competition modify the benefits of group formation in a shoaling reef fish
Adrian C. Stier, Shane W. Geange, Benjamin M. Bolker
Volume 122, Issue 2, February 2012

Pattern detection in null model analysis
Werner Ulrich, Nicholas J. Gotelli
Volume 122, Issue 1, January 2012

How does the invasive/native nature of species influence tadpoles’ plastic responses to predators?
Eudald Pujol-Buxó, Olatz San Sebastián, Núria Garriga, Gustavo A. Llorente
Volume 122, Issue 1, January 2012