In our new post, Dr. Alice Risely—who will start a Research Fellowship at Salford University, UK in March—discusses her recently published paper, “Circadian rhythms of hosts and their gut microbiomes: implications for animal physiology and ecology.” Alice elucidates on the link between gut microbiomes and circadian rhythms, ideas for future research, and reminisces on her childhood fascination with animals. About the paper So many processes … Continue reading Alice Risely: Why time of day matters when studying host-microbe interactions
Michael Kearney, professor at the University of Melbourne, presents his latest work ‘Where do functional traits come from? The role of theory and models’. He discusses the importance of definitions in science, remembers the beginnings of our journal and shows his (not so) secret passion for lizards. About the paper What’s your paper about? Our paper is about the concept of a functional trait. This … Continue reading Michael Kearney: Towards a definition of functional ecology 2.0.