Community, population and macroecology

Community, population and macroecology

Section edited by Simon Blanchet and Jean Clobert

This section considers studies into the interactions between organisms and their environment both on the individual, community and large scale level.

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  1. Research Article

    Vole abundance and reindeer carcasses determine breeding activity of Arctic foxes in low Arctic Yamal, Russia

    High latitude ecosystems are at present changing rapidly under the influence of climate warming, and specialized Arctic species at the southern margin of the Arctic may be particularly affected. The Arctic fox (V...

    Dorothee Ehrich, Maite Cerezo, Anna Y. Rodnikova, Natalya A. Sokolova, Eva Fuglei, Victor G. Shtro and Aleksandr A. Sokolov

    BMC Ecology 2017 17:32

    Published on: 16 September 2017

  2. Research Article

    Heterogeneous distributional responses to climate warming: evidence from rodents along a subtropical elevational gradient

    Understanding whether species’ elevational range is shifting in response to directional changes in climate and whether there is a predictable pattern in that response is one of the major challenges in ecology....

    Zhixin Wen, Yi Wu, Deyan Ge, Jilong Cheng, Yongbin Chang, Zhisong Yang, Lin Xia and Qisen Yang

    BMC Ecology 2017 17:17

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  3. Research Article

    Moose–tree interactions: rebrowsing is common across tree species

    Plant strategies to resist herbivory include tolerance and avoidance. Tolerance strategies, such as rapid regrowth which increases the palatability of new shoots, can lead to positive feedback loops between pl...

    Karen Marie Mathisen, Jos M. Milner and Christina Skarpe

    BMC Ecology 2017 17:12

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  4. Research article

    Puumala hantavirus infections in bank vole populations: host and virus dynamics in Central Europe

    In Europe, bank voles (Myodes glareolus) are widely distributed and can transmit Puumala virus (PUUV) to humans, which causes a mild to moderate form of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, called nephropathia...

    Daniela Reil, Ulrike M. Rosenfeld, Christian Imholt, Sabrina Schmidt, Rainer G. Ulrich, Jana A. Eccard and Jens Jacob

    BMC Ecology 2017 17:9

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  5. 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

  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

    Suppression of reproductive characteristics of the invasive plant Mikania micrantha by sweet potato competition

    As a means of biologically controlling Mikania micrantha H.B.K. in Yunnan, China, the influence of sweet potato [Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.] on its reproductive characteristics was studied. The trial utilized a de...

    Shicai Shen, Gaofeng Xu, David Roy Clements, Guimei Jin, Shufang Liu, Yanxian Yang, Aidong Chen, Fudou Zhang and Hisashi Kato-Noguchi

    BMC Ecology 2016 16:30

    Published on: 20 June 2016

  8. Research article

    Floral traits influence pollen vectors’ choices in higher elevation communities in the Himalaya-Hengduan Mountains

    How floral traits and community composition influence plant specialization is poorly understood and the existing evidence is restricted to regions where plant diversity is low. Here, we assessed whether plant ...

    Yan-Hui Zhao, Zong-Xin Ren, Amparo Lázaro, Hong Wang, Peter Bernhardt, Hai-Dong Li and De-Zhu Li

    BMC Ecology 2016 16:26

    Published on: 24 May 2016

  9. Research Article

    Fire-severity effects on plant–fungal interactions after a novel tundra wildfire disturbance: implications for arctic shrub and tree migration

    Vegetation change in high latitude tundra ecosystems is expected to accelerate due to increased wildfire activity. High-severity fires increase the availability of mineral soil seedbeds, which facilitates recr...

    Rebecca E. Hewitt, Teresa N. Hollingsworth, F. Stuart Chapin III and D. Lee Taylor

    BMC Ecology 2016 16:25

    Published on: 11 May 2016

  10. Research article

    Spatial patterns of genetic diversity, community composition and occurrence of native and non-native amphipods in naturally replicated tributary streams

    Worldwide, natural communities are invaded by non-native species, with potentially devastating effects on the native communities. A large part of past research aimed at finding traits and characteristics of th...

    Florian Altermatt, Roman Alther and Elvira Mächler

    BMC Ecology 2016 16:23

    Published on: 26 April 2016

  11. Research article

    Predatory beetles feed more pest beetles at rising temperature

    Climate warming is a challenge for many plants and animals as they have to respond to rising temperature. Rising temperature was observed to affect herbivores and predators. Activity-density of abundant predat...

    Thomas Frank and Martin Bramböck

    BMC Ecology 2016 16:21

    Published on: 15 April 2016

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