In this series we share the experiences of ‘globetrotters’ in ecological sciences, who have traveled all over the world during their research career. Dr. Yingying Wang, the current Haldane prize winner, writes about her academic journey from China for her M.S., to the Netherlands for her Ph.D., and finally to Finland for her postdoctoral research.Continue reading “Moving Ecology: Yingying Wang”
Over the next few weeks, we will be posting blogs from ecologists across the globe on how the Coronavirus pandemic is affecting them and their research. In this post, Talita Amado discusses how life under lockdown is affecting researchers and students in Brazil – and how it is affecting her personally.Continue reading “Ecology during Covid – Brazil”
Find our podcasts on apple, spotify and stitcher, or your favourite podcast app. “It seems that both groups are picking the flowers when they’re feeding – they’re walking about and you can see them pick flower after flower after flower after flower.” In this podcast, Jurene Kemp talks about her paper, Cryptic petal coloration decreases floral apparency and herbivory in nocturnally closing daisies – recently … Continue reading “Both groups are picking the flowers when they’re feeding – they’re walking about and you can see them pick flower after flower after flower after flower.” Jurene Kemp talks to Ken Thompson in our new podcast!
Dr. Abigail Kimmitt, a postdoctoral researcher at Texas A&M University, tells us about her paper “Migratory strategy explains differences in timing of female reproductive development in seasonally sympatric songbirds”, as well as her current projects and her journey in becoming an ecologist.Continue reading “Abigail Kimmitt – Seasonal sympatry and timing of reproduction in dark-eyed juncos.”
Dr. Erin L. Sauer is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the Forest and Wildlife Ecology Department. Her research focuses on understanding how environmental pressures and animal behaviour shape host-parasite interactions, and she recently published a paper showing that behavioural fever reduces ranaviral infection in toadsContinue reading “Erin Sauer: toads, fevers and finding ecology”
Liisa Hämäläinen, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Cambridge, discusses how predators’ previous experience with toxins influences social information use in this insight.Continue reading “Liisa Hämäläinen: A bad taste in the mouth – worth watching others?”
In this insight, Dr. Marie-Caroline Prima discusses the paper, “A landscape experiment of spatial network robustness and space-use reorganisation following habitat fragmentation”, possible new research questions, and her involvement in ecology.
In this insight, Dr. Stefano Mammola discusses his paper “Extending Janzen’s hypothesis to temperate regions: a test using subterranean ecosystems” as well his experience as a subterranean ecologist. What’s your paper about? This paper is about testing the underlying assumption of Janzen’s hypothesis in caves. Published in 1967 under the evocative title “Why Mountain Passes are Higher in the Tropics”, Janzen’s hypothesis is an important … Continue reading Stefano Mammola: Revisiting Janzen’s hypothesis using cave-dwelling spiders
Dr Alex Strauss is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the University of Minnesota and winner of the 2018 Haldane Prize for Early Career Researchers for his paper, Linking host traits, interactions with competitors and disease: Mechanistic foundations for disease dilution.
In this Insight, he talks about the background behind his paper, digs into disease, dilution and biodiversity, and what he wants to see happen next in this area.Continue reading “Alex Strauss: disease, diversity and dilution”
Dr Andrew Durso is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He was recently shortlisted for Functional Ecology’s Haldane Prize for Early Career Researchers for his paper, Stable isotope tracers reveal a trade‐off between reproduction and immunity in a reptile with competing needs
In this Insight, he talks about how he got into ecology and what he’s been working on since then.Continue reading “Insight: Andrew Durso”