February round-up

In the journal

1365-2435.13157Issue 33×02 is out! Our cover photo shows a  Margarops fuscatus (photo credit: Tomás A. Carlo),, from González‐Castro et al’s How does avian seed dispersal shape the structure of early successional tropical forests? For this paper, the authors performed a seed‐addition field experiment to investigate how frugivorous birds shape the composition and richness of forests during early stages of secondary succession in cleared areas in Puerto Rico. You can read a Q&A with the author, Dr Aarón González Castro, here: Fruit-eating birds can leave their signature on regenerating tropical plant communities.

Also in this issue, Hutchinson et al’s new Review paper:  Seeing the forest for the trees: Putting multilayer networks to work for community ecology plus research on plant‐animal interactions,   animal physiological ecologyevolutionary ecologycommunity ecology and  ecosystem ecology


On the blog

Three new Insights from authors.

Going to extremes

Fruit-eating birds can leave their signature on regenerating tropical plant communities

First principles of physics predict predator–prey size ratios


And in the press! Nematode odours offer possible advantage in the battle insect pests.

Missed The 2018 BES Annual Meeting?The BES has launched Ecology on Demand, giving you access to all four plenaries and four thematic sessions. It includes the ability to view speaker slides and search for topics of interest. All plenaries are also subtitled in English.


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