- Michel Baguette, Muséum National dHistoire Naturelle
- Michael Bonsall, University of Oxford
- Jean Clobert, Station d'Ecologie Experimentale du CNRS
- Nick Royle, University of Exeter
- Josef Settele, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
- Simon Harold, BioMed Central
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.
Yellowhammers infected with the blood parasite Haemoproteus suffer a survival disadvantage and immunological challenge during the overwintering period, highlighting the need to consider the effects of sub-clinical disease in the non-breeding season for vulnerable populations.
The Rueppell lab comment on a recent article in BMC Ecology and what it does, doesn’t, but just might, tell us about honeybee health.
Parasitism of honeybees by both an ecto-parasitic mite and an endo-parasitic fungus cause changes in both the chemical profiles of their ‘skin’ and the genomic profiles of their brains, without affecting social interactions within the hive.
BMC Ecology 2013, 13:46
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Nick Royle is senior lecturer in behavioural ecology at the University of Exeter's Centre for Ecology and Conservation, Penryn, in Cornwall, UK.
Dr Royle's work focuses on functional and mechanistic approaches to understanding social environmental and early life-history effects on the expression of traits and consequences thereof, especially in the context of parental care. Current model organisms for Dr Royle's work include Nicrophorus burying beetles and various species of bird.