Section Editors

  • Michel Baguette, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
  • Michael Bonsall, University of Oxford
  • Jean Clobert, Station d'Ecologie Experimentale du CNRS
  • David Hughes, Penn State University
  • Josef Settele, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

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  • Image attributed to: CC Bernard Dupont

    Resilient Chimpanzee populations

    A large-scale census of chimpanzees in the fragmented forests of Uganda reveals populations that are three times larger than previously estimated.

    BMC Ecology 2015, 15:21
  • Image attributed to: CC Bernardo Seguro

    2015 Image Competition winners

    Here are the winners of the 2015 BMC Ecology Image Competition, including our Overall winner, Overall Runners-up, Section category winners, Editor’s pick and some Highly Commended images.

    BMC Ecology 2015, 15:22
  • Image attributed to: Antje Thomas

    Hitchhiking worms and slug vectors

    Small nematodes can be ferried over distances by slugs and other small invertebrates, surviving in the gut and being excreted, allowing them to travel to short-lived food sources.

    BMC Ecology 2015, 15:19
  • Image attributed to: CC Tanaka Juuyoh

    Flower defense

    Behavioral bioassays and chemical analysis of volatile compounds show that the developmental stage of plants can have an effect on the attraction of parasitoid herbivores.

    BMC Ecology 2015, 15:17



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