Public awareness and perception of zoonoses has dramatically increased in the last few months due to COVID-19. We invited Drs. Christian Imholt and Anna Obiegala, expert disease ecologists, to explain their perspectives on the emergence of zoonotic diseases in the context of human interference and habitat disturbance.
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In our Hindsight series, researchers highlight a historical piece of research that was -and is- significant to them. In this post, Julia Koricheva discusses the impact of Gurevitch et al’s A meta-analysis of competition in field experiments. Julia is a professor at Royal Holloway and an Associate Editor for Functional Ecology
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In our Hindsight series, researchers highlight a historical piece of research that was -and is- significant to them. In this post, Kai Chan and Edward Gregr look how at the problem of pattern and scale in ecology informs the choice of training and testing data for models to reach beyond description to prediction. Kai Chan is also a Lead Editor for the journal People and Nature.
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In this Hindsight, Dicky Clymo, Emeritus Professor at Queen Mary University of London, writes about the first measurements of gas effluxes from a peat bog: the first drops of what has since become a storm. Continue reading “Hindsight: The earliest measurements of gas fluxes from a blanket bog”
In our first Hindsight, Dr. Ken Thompson takes us back to his PhD research and points out one –perhaps forgotten– follow up study from Van Assche & Van Nerum that may have you asking if there is such thing as plant intelligence.
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