I am preparing for fieldwork in Sweden, starting from tomorrow. While it will be really cold this time of the year, I just read that after a very hot 2016, also this year is going to enter the top 3 of warmest years ever recorded.

The retreating sea ice (a result of climate warming) is threatening not only many natural processes (see the blogs of Robert Mills), but also has enormous impacts on the livelihood of indigenous people .

In the latest issue of Functional Ecology, a very interesting paper on how variability in stream temperatures has a divergent effect on geographically dispersed insect populations.

And for those interested in stats, a pre-print paper on how to avoid artistry in significance tests


Enjoy your week,


Bjorn Robroek is the blog editor for Functional Ecologists.bjorn