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ECR feature: André Vicente Liz on lizard diversity across the hyper-arid Sahara Desert.

André is a PhD student at the Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, Portugal. He is an ecologist with special focus on biogeography, for which he combines historical and conservation perspectives. Here, André shares his recent work on the evolution of lizards inhabiting the most arid habitats of the Sahara Desert. André during his…

Poor flyers in the sky (-islands)

“As with mariners shipwrecked near a coast, it would have been better for the good swimmers if they had been able to swim still further, whereas it would have been better for the bad swimmers if they had not been able to swim at all and had stuck to the wreck.” (Darwin 1859) Above: Chorthippus…

Vegetation on Mt. Teide (Tenerife) during Humboldt’s time and now

Using historical records to reconstruct how species presence/absence and altitudinal ranges have changed between 1815 and today. Above: The northern slope of Tenerife island, with the Orotava valley, The sea of clouds and the Teide peak (3718 m,) climbed by Humboldt & Bonpland (1799) and von Buch & Smith climbed (1815) (Photo: José María Fernández-Palacios).…

ECR feature: Julian Schrader on plant functional traits and the Equilibrium Theory of Island Biogeography

Julian Schrader is a postdoc at the Macquarie University, Sydney. He is an ecologist with special interest in plant functional ecology, biogeography and conservation biology. Here, Julian shares his recent work on functional traits in relation to the Equilibrium Theory of Island Biogeography. Fieldwork: Julian is fascinated by life on small islands even though field…

ECR feature: Robert Weigel on growth synchrony and climate change-sensitivity in European forests

Robert Weigel is a postdoc at the University of Göttingen. He is a geoecologist with special interest in forest ecosystems. Here, Robert shares his recent work on climate sensitivity and within-stand synchrony of growth in a European beech–oak ecotone. Robert Weigel (Photo Credits: Banzragch Bat-Enerel). Personal links. Twitter. Institute. University of Göttingen, Plant Ecology and…

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“The branch of biology that deals with the geographical distribution of plants and animals. Also: the characteristics of an area or organism in this respect.”

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