Featured blog: Changing diets

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Nuno Soares and Christen Mirth discuss their new research on how a suite of evolutionary adaptations has enabled the fruit fly Drosophila suzukii to feed on ripe fruit - while its close relatives can only feed on rotting fruit - and thus become a major invasive pest species.

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Featured article: Migration at the extremes

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During the extremely cold European spring of 2015, semi-collared flycatchers delayed their return migration to breeding grounds from their African wintering grounds compared to 2014’s extremely warm spring. 

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BMC Ecology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on environmental, behavioral and population ecology as well as biodiversity of plants, animals and microbes.


  • Christopher Foote, BioMed Central

Section Editors

  • Michel Baguette, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
  • Simon Blanchet, Station d'Ecologie Experimentale du CNRS
  • Jean Clobert, Station d'Ecologie Experimentale du CNRS
  • David Hughes, Penn State University 
  • Luke Jacobus, Indiana University
  • Dominique Mazzi, Agroscope
  • Sandrine Pavoine, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
  • Josef Settele, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

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