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BMC Ecology image competition: the winning images

Simon Harold1*, Yan Wong2, Michel Baguette3, Michael B Bonsall4, Jean Clobert5, Nick J Royle6 and Josef Settele7

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1 BioMed Central, Floor 6, 236 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB, UK

2 Sue Rider Management, London, UK

3 Institut de Systématique, Evolution et Biodiversité, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN), UMR 7205, Paris, 75005, France

4 Dept of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK

5 CNRS, Station d’Ecologie Expérimentale du CNRS à Moulis, USR 2936, Saint Girons, France

6 Centre for Ecology and Conservation, Biosciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9EZ, UK

7 Department of Community Ecology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Theodor-Lieser-Str. 4, Halle, 06120, Germany

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BMC Ecology 2013, 13:6  doi:10.1186/1472-6785-13-6

Published: 22 March 2013

Abstract

BMC Ecology announces the winning entries in its inaugural Ecology Image Competition, open to anyone affiliated with a research institute. The competition, which received more than 200 entries from international researchers at all career levels and a wide variety of scientific disciplines, was looking for striking visual interpretations of ecological processes. In this Editorial, our academic Section Editors and guest judge Dr Yan Wong explain what they found most appealing about their chosen winning entries, and highlight a few of the outstanding images that didn’t quite make it to the top prize.