A guest post from Susanna Lidström from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Simon West of the Stockhold Reslience Centre Recently, Russell and Blackburn argued that critique of the invasive alien species (IAS) concept constitutes
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!
The deep sea covers around 65% of the planet’s surface, making it the largest habitat on Earth. Yet, this vast area remains largely unknown. The remoteness of the deep sea, which lies below 200 m,
About a quarter of the over 1,300 species of bat are endemic to islands, meaning they are found there and nowhere else. These island-restricted bats play important roles in island ecosystems through seed dispersal, pollination,
Like many scientists, Jean-François Bastin and colleagues had a question. A question that on its surface seems like it may have an obvious answer, or at least, an obvious way to find out the answer.
I have to admit, at first I didn’t really notice. I live in Virginia, a state in the approximate middle of the east coast of the US. The city I call home is at the
During the 1990s, over 90,000 square kilometers of forest cover in the continental United States were lost—an approximate decline in coverage of nearly 3% or an area roughly equivalent to the size of Maine. Primarily
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) are rapidly finding a place in ecological research. In a new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances, researchers from Gettysburg College test this technology for monitoring songbird
Authorized as a National Monument in 1929 and redesignated as a National Park in 1978, Badlands National Park in southwestern South Dakota is over 240,000 acres of wilderness, pinnacles, spires, eroded buttes, and mixed grass
How do species respond as the climate warms? Although most research on Arctic animals focuses on economically important or charismatic species like caribou or polar bears, small mammals, such as shrews, and their parasites can