Yingying Wang

Yingying Wang: Phylogenetic structure of wildlife assemblages shapes patterns of infectious diseases

In this Insight, Yingying Wang, a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Jyväskylä, discusses her  paper Phylogenetic structure of wildlife assemblages shapes patterns of infectious livestock diseases in Africa – recently shortlisted for the Haldane Prize for Early Career Researchers.

Yingying Wang
Yingying Wang
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Ximeng Li: More than iso/anisohydry

In this Insight, Ximeng Li talks about his paper More than iso/anisohydry: Hydroscapes integrate plant water use and drought tolerance traits in 10 eucalypt species from contrasting climates, recently shortlisted for Functional Ecology’s Haldane Prize. Ximeng recently finished his PhD at the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University and has now returned to China, where he hopes to continue his research.

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Daniel Winkler: “Mixed-bag” strategies can help plant species cope with changing climate

In this Insight, Daniel Winkler, a Research Ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Southwest Biological Science Center, discusses his paper Earlier plant growth helps compensate for reduced carbon fixation after 13 years of warming – recently shortlisted for the Haldane Prize for Early Career Researchers.

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“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!

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!

“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

Alex Strauss: disease, diversity and dilution

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.

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Insight: Andrew Durso

Andrew Durso

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.

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Francois-Xavier Joly: decomposition, detritivores and filling in the gaps.

FXJolyDr Francois-Xavier Joly  is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the University of Stirling, Scotland. He was recently shortlisted for Functional Ecology’s Haldane Prize for Early Career Researchers.

 In this Insight, he talks about his shortlisted paper, Litter conversion into detritivore faeces reshuffles the quality control over C and N dynamics during decomposition, as well the best – and worst – parts of being an ecologist.

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Corinne Hertäg

Corinne Hertäg: sharing the costs – and benefits – of defensive symbionts

Corinne Hertäg

Corinne Hertäg is a PhD student at ETH Zürich. She was recently shortlisted for Functional Ecology’s Haldane Prize for Early Career Researchers.

In this Insight, she talks about her shortlisted paper, Defensive symbionts mediate species coexistence in phytophagous insects

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