Marooned on the Houtman Abrolhos

Within a global biodiversity hotspot, one of the highest latitude true coral reefs in the world, the oldest European structure in Australia, a rich and colourful marine environment, perhaps the most infamous murderous mutiny in marine history, intensive human destruction of habitat and still little known to the most of the world, the Houtman AbrolhosContinue reading “Marooned on the Houtman Abrolhos”

ECR feature: Vicente García-Navas on diversification in dasyurid marsupials

Vicente is an evolutionary ecologist and is currently a postdoc at the University of Zurich. He is largely interested in patterns of lineage diversity and eco-morphologies. Vicente shares his recent work on the interplay between competition, divergence time, and geographic range overlap on the diversification of dasyurid marsupials in Australia. Name. Vicente García-Navas Personal links.Continue reading “ECR feature: Vicente García-Navas on diversification in dasyurid marsupials”

ECR feature: Edmund Basham on tree-top frogs

Edmund Basham is a community ecologist and biogeographer who is currently studying toward his PhD at the University of Florida. He has deep love and interest in the frog communities of tropical rainforests. Edmund shares his recent research on the seasonal shifts and vertical stratification of tree-dwelling frog species in Panama. Personal links. Instagram |Continue reading “ECR feature: Edmund Basham on tree-top frogs”

Small grants for global colloquia in biogeography

The Journal of Biogeography is pleased to announce the second of three new opportunities. The Journal of Biogeography invites applications for funding to facilitate one or more global colloquia.  The event may be stand-alone, or may be staged in association with a larger meeting, it may be in-person or virtual. The topic may be on any aspect ofContinue reading “Small grants for global colloquia in biogeography”

ECR: Jordan A. Hollarsmith

Jordan is a postdoc at Simon Fraser University. She is an ecologist with an interest in resource management. Jordan shares how she and her colleagues have used a remotely operated vehicle to survey marine biodiversity in the Mexican Pacific. Jordan Hollarsmith. Personal links. Website | Twitter Institute. Simon Fraser University Academic life stage. Postdoc MajorContinue reading “ECR: Jordan A. Hollarsmith”

How did ant communities assemble on reservoir islands?

From curiosity to community assembly: how a birder’s frustration opened the door to a new journey of discovery about taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic diversity of ants on islands. When I started my Ph.D. career and went to the Thousand Island Lake (TIL) to do fieldwork for the first time in 2014, I was attracted toContinue reading “How did ant communities assemble on reservoir islands?”

Figures: the Art of Science

How to prepare figures to make an impression on editors, reviewers, and readers. Figures are, perhaps not quite literally, worth a thousand words, but they are invaluable: try explaining in text all the details in anything but the most basic image. Yet a reasonable fraction of manuscripts submitted to Journal of Biogeography (JBI) contain tooContinue reading “Figures: the Art of Science”

ECR feature: Himalayan wolves with Geraldine Werhahn

Geraldine Werhahn is a research associate at Oxford University. She is a conversation biologist who uses a multidisciplinary approach to study the ecology and evolution of carnivores in the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau. Geraldine shares her recent work on the taxonomy and adaptive evolution of the Himalayan wolf. Geraldine in the Himalayas, collecting wolfContinue reading “ECR feature: Himalayan wolves with Geraldine Werhahn”

Three new initiatives at JBI

In addition to providing a choice venue for publishing the full range of biogeographical research, the Journal of Biogeography (JBI) has also long supported our scientific community in other ways too, e.g. organizing workshops for early career researchers (ECRs) to demistify the publishing process, funding symposia and special issues, providing travel grants to meetings, andContinue reading “Three new initiatives at JBI”

Invitation for applications: JBI Editorial Academy

The Journal of Biogeography is pleased to announce the first of three new opportunities for Early Career Researchers: the Journal of Biogeography’s Editorial Academy. The Editorial Academy is aimed to help early career biogeographers who are interested to learn more about the publishing process to gain experience with the guidance and support of an experiencedContinue reading “Invitation for applications: JBI Editorial Academy”