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  1. Research article

    Collapse of an iconic conifer: long-term changes in the demography of Widdringtonia cedarbergensis using repeat photography

    Conifer populations appear disproportionately threatened by global change. Most examples are, however, drawn from the northern hemisphere and long-term rates of population decline are not well documented as hi...

    J. D. M. White, S. L. Jack, M. T. Hoffman, J. Puttick, D. Bonora, V. Visser and E. C. February

    BMC Ecology 2016 16:53

    Published on: 30 November 2016

  2. Research article

    Feeding preferences of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) in Nepal

    Nepal provides habitat for approximately 100–125 wild Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). Although a small proportion of the world population of this species, this group is important for maintaining the genetic di...

    Raj Kumar Koirala, David Raubenheimer, Achyut Aryal, Mitra Lal Pathak and Weihong Ji

    BMC Ecology 2016 16:54

    Published on: 17 November 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Ecology 2016 16:56

  3. Research article

    Palaeoenvironmental drivers of vertebrate community composition in the Belly River Group (Campanian) of Alberta, Canada, with implications for dinosaur biogeography

    The Belly River Group of southern Alberta is one of the best-sampled Late Cretaceous terrestrial faunal assemblages in the world. This system provides a high-resolution biostratigraphic record of terrestrial v...

    Thomas M. Cullen and David C. Evans

    BMC Ecology 2016 16:52

    Published on: 15 November 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Ecology 2017 17:1

  4. Meeting abstracts

    The 2nd International Conference on Water Resource and Environment (WRE 2016)

    01 The eco-toxicological effects of cadmium stress on five ornamental plants

    Zhouli Liu, Wei Chen, Xingyuan He, Shuai Yu, Weihang Ding, Jianjun Liu, Yuliang Wu, Kaixiang Fan, Yuanchao Li, Xinqing Zheng, Shiquan Chen, Haiqun Xie, Jie Li, Zhuomin Wang, Li Xue, Zhiyang Lie…

    BMC Ecology 2016 16(Suppl 2):50

    Published on: 7 November 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 2

  5. Software

    BioVeL: a virtual laboratory for data analysis and modelling in biodiversity science and ecology

    Making forecasts about biodiversity and giving support to policy relies increasingly on large collections of data held electronically, and on substantial computational capability and capacity to analyse, model...

    Alex R. Hardisty, Finn Bacall, Niall Beard, Maria-Paula Balcázar-Vargas, Bachir Balech, Zoltán Barcza, Sarah J. Bourlat, Renato De Giovanni, Yde de Jong, Francesca De Leo, Laura Dobor, Giacinto Donvito, Donal Fellows, Antonio Fernandez Guerra, Nuno Ferreira, Yuliya Fetyukova…

    BMC Ecology 2016 16:49

    Published on: 20 October 2016

  6. Research article

    A century of morphological variation in Cyprinidae fishes

    Aquatic habitats have been altered over the past century due to a variety of anthropogenic influences. Ecomorphology is an area of aquatic ecology that can both directly and indirectly assess the effects of ha...

    Stephen J. Jacquemin and Mark Pyron

    BMC Ecology 2016 16:48

    Published on: 20 October 2016

  7. Research article

    Application of fundamental equations to species−area theory

    Species−area relationship (SAR), endemics-area relationship (EAR) and overlap-area relationship (OAR) are three important concepts in biodiversity study. The application of fundamental equations linking the SA...

    Xubin Pan

    BMC Ecology 2016 16:42

    Published on: 7 October 2016

  8. Research article

    Seasonal rainfall at long-term migratory staging sites is associated with altered carry-over effects in a Palearctic-African migratory bird

    An understanding of year-round habitat use is essential for determining how carry-over effects shape population dynamics in long-distance migratory songbirds. The recent discovery of long-term migratory stagin...

    Marjorie C. Sorensen, Graham D. Fairhurst, Susanne Jenni-Eiermann, Jason Newton, Elizabeth Yohannes and Claire N. Spottiswoode

    BMC Ecology 2016 16:41

    Published on: 4 October 2016

  9. Research article

    Host plant range of a fruit fly community (Diptera: Tephritidae): does fruit composition influence larval performance?

    Phytophagous insects differ in their degree of specialisation on host plants, and range from strictly monophagous species that can develop on only one host plant to extremely polyphagous species that can devel...

    Abir Hafsi, Benoit Facon, Virginie Ravigné, Frédéric Chiroleu, Serge Quilici, Brahim Chermiti and Pierre-François Duyck

    BMC Ecology 2016 16:40

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  10. Research article

    Population density of the western burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia hypugaea) in Mexican prairie dog (Cynomys mexicanus) colonies in northeastern Mexico

    The western burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia hypugaea) occurs throughout western North America in various habitats such as desert, short-grass prairie and shrub-steppe, among others, where the main threat for th...

    Gabriel Ruiz Ayma, Alina Olalla Kerstupp, Alberto Macías Duarte, Antonio Guzmán Velasco and José I. González Rojas

    BMC Ecology 2016 16:38

    Published on: 26 August 2016

  11. Research article

    Pesticide seed dressings can affect the activity of various soil organisms and reduce decomposition of plant material

    Seed dressing with pesticides is widely used to protect crop seeds from pest insects and fungal diseases. While there is mounting evidence that especially neonicotinoid seed dressings detrimentally affect inse...

    Johann G. Zaller, Nina König, Alexandra Tiefenbacher, Yoko Muraoka, Pascal Querner, Andreas Ratzenböck, Michael Bonkowski and Robert Koller

    BMC Ecology 2016 16:37

    Published on: 17 August 2016

  12. Editorial

    BMC Ecology Image Competition 2016: the winning images

    The 2016 BMC Ecology Image Competition marked another celebration of the astounding biodiversity, natural beauty, and biological interactions documented by talented ecologists worldwide. For our fourth annual ...

    Julia Simundza, Matthew Palmer, Josef Settele, Luke M. Jacobus, David P. Hughes, Dominique Mazzi and Simon Blanchet

    BMC Ecology 2016 16:34

    Published on: 9 August 2016

  13. Research article

    Differentiation and description of aromatic short grain rice landraces of eastern Indian state of Odisha based on qualitative phenotypic descriptors

    Speciality rice, in general, and aromatic rice in particular, possess enormous market potential for enhancing farm profits. However, systematic characterization of the diversity present in this natural wealth ...

    Pritesh Sundar Roy, Rashmita Samal, Gundimeda Jwala Narasimha Rao, Sasank Sekhar Chyau Patnaik, Nitiprasad Namdeorao Jambhulkar, Ashok Patnaik and Trilochan Mohapatra

    BMC Ecology 2016 16:36

    Published on: 9 August 2016

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