- Michel Baguette, Muséum National dHistoire Naturelle
- Michael Bonsall, University of Oxford
- Jean Clobert, Station d'Ecologie Experimentale du CNRS
- Josef Settele, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
- Simon Harold, BioMed Central
Meta-analysis of studies investigating biotic and abiotic influences on the development of the vector mosquito Aedes aegypti finds that temperature is the most important ecological determinant of developmental rate, although this effect is heterogeneous.
Species richness of leafhoppers in experimental grassland communities is negatively affected by higher cutting frequencies but positively affected by increased grass cover, demonstrating complex direct and indirect influences of different management regimes.
A meta-analysis of studies investigating the effects of land use changes on two functionally important soil taxa highlights a consistent trend of increased community abundance and complexity following transitions to lower intensity and later successional land uses.
Analysing the movement behaviour of juvenile golden eagles using GPS trackers pinpoints the precise time of fledging from the natal nest, with a newly proposed method providing more robust estimates on emigration than previous approaches.
BMC Ecology 2014, 14:6
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