- Michel Baguette, Muséum National dHistoire 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
- Catherine Potenski, BioMed Central
Woodrat populations that have evolutionary experience of ingesting creosote toxins display similar biotransformation strategies compared to naïve populations, revealing key genes that are upregulated in response to a toxic diet.
The geographic range and population dynamics of species in which the sex-ratio is determined by temperature, such as some reptiles, is influenced by dispersal to a greater extent than species in which the sex-ratio is genetically determined.
Genetic diversity in populations of the critically endangered Saimaa ringed seal are the lowest so far recorded among Pinnipeds, displaying a downward trajectory in diversity over the past 28 years.
Wolves living in coastal island archipelagos of British Columbia are genetically different from nearby populations living on the mainland despite being able to swim between landmasses, suggesting an ecological bias toward exploiting marine resources.
BMC Ecology and BMC Evolutionary Biology announce integration with the data repository Dryad, discussing in a joint Editorial the many ways in which open data can facilitate research that is fit for purpose in the digital age.
BMC Ecology 2014, 14:18
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