“Breaking down leaves is basically hard work, so if the fungi have the option of an easier life, they take it?” Ken Thompson interviews Hal Halvorson in our new podcast

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2019 Haldane Prize Shortlist: Functional Ecology’s Award for Early Career Researchers

The Haldane Prize is awarded by the British Ecological Society each year for the best paper in Functional Ecology written by an early career author. Today, we are pleased to present the shortlisted papers for this year’s award (from the 2019 volume of Functional Ecology). This year’s shortlisted candidates are: A trait-based framework for understanding predator-prey relationships: trait matching between a specialist snake and its … Continue reading 2019 Haldane Prize Shortlist: Functional Ecology’s Award for Early Career Researchers

Matthias Schleuning (right)

Scientific publishing today: bias, tools, and some thoughts from an associate editor

Matthias Schleuning (right)
Matthias Schleuning (right)

Matthias Schleuning is a Senior Scientist at Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (SBiK-F), Germany, and an Associate Editor for Functional Ecology. In this post, he talks about a recent panel he took part in at the year’s Macroecology Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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Meet the Editors: Alan Knapp

Alan Knapp in South Africa
Alan Knapp in South Africa

Ahead of this year’s British Ecological Society Annual Meeting in Birmingham, we wanted to give you the chance to get to know some of the people behind the decision letters. Today, we have Senior Editor Alan Knapp, Professor at Colorado State University (@alan_knapp). Alan is also a Faculty Associate at the Konza Prairie LTER.

Alan will be at the AGU Fall Meeting in Washington, DC.

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Meet the Editors: Lara Ferry

Lara Ferry, getting her motorcycle license
Lara Ferry, getting her motorcycle license

Ahead of this year’s British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, we wanted to give you the chance to get to know some of the people behind the decision letters. Today, we have  Senior Editor Lara Ferry, Professor & Associate Dean, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Arizona State University. Lara was also recently named named a President’s Professors, an honour that recognizes ASU faculty who have made substantial contributions to undergraduate education.

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