Researchers from Cardiff University in Wales have shown for the first time that genetically distinct populations of wild mammals have different “odor dialects.” In a study published in Scientific Reports, they describe how populations of
Archives for October 2017
Halloween is the best. The clear, superior holiday to all others. Head and shoulders above the rest. Why not celebrate with a little extra spooky ecology, eh? Last year we brought you a lesson in
As the leaves fall this October and the canopies bare their skeletal limbs, there’s suddenly more light filtering across the riverside trails in Maine and I’m wearing sunglasses on runs where I used to be
The past 27 years have seen a dramatic decrease in total flying insect biomass, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE. Researchers report that flying insects in protected areas have decreased by more
A guest post from Susanna Lidström from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Simon West of the Stockholm Reslience Centre Recently, Russell and Blackburn argued that critique of the invasive alien species (IAS) concept constitutes
Portrait of Ada Lovelace by British painter Margaret Sarah Carpenter (1836) In honor of Ada Lovelace Day, I’m reflecting on the power of naming women in STEM. Ada Lovelace Day aims to “increase the profile
I’m Dr. Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie, a new PLOS Ecology Community Editor. Last summer I was a PLOS Ecology Reporting Fellow at the 2016 Ecological Society of America meeting and I’m excited to join the team year-round!