2015 Ecology Image Competition


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  • Image attributed to: CC Rolf Thoresen

    Brains and kin of urban birds

    No significant effect of brain size is seen on the ability of a bird species to become urbanized, with greater influence seen from the density of bird populations surrounding cities.

    BMC Ecology 2015, 15:12
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    Endangered coral successfully propagated

    The reproductive behavior of the threatened Caribbean pillar coral species Dendrogyra cylindrus is elucidated and the conditions for successful fertilization are described, adding value knowledge to conservation efforts.

    BMC Ecology 2015, 15:9
  • Image attributed to: CC  Frank Vassen

    Competitive mouse lemurs

    Inter-species mouse lemur coexistence is influenced by where and when interactions occur and is thus negatively affected by habitat degradation, which increases competition for finite resources.

    BMC Ecology 2015, 15:7
  • Image attributed to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cladoniophile/

    Yeast, nectar sugar and birds

    A study in the Canary Islands examines the fungal make up of different nectars and finds that the yeast populations are affected by both sugar content and floral visitors.

    BMC Ecology 2015, 15:2
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    Zebra seasonal immune system trade-offs

    Gastrointestinal parasite infections flourish in zebras during the rainy months, eliciting an immune response that can suppress the ability to ward off other types of infection, like anthrax, that require different immune reactions.

    BMC Ecology 2014, 14:27
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