ECR feature: Epiphytic lichens & atmospheric regimes with Rob Smith

Rob Smith is a postdoc in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University, who studies the effects of changing atmospheric regimes on forest vegetation. Rob’s recently published work in the Journal of Biogeography discusses how epiphytic macrolichen vulnerability to climate change can signal atmospheric stresses among a group of organisms thatContinue reading “ECR feature: Epiphytic lichens & atmospheric regimes with Rob Smith”

ECR feature: Rafael M. Venegas on phylogenetic community structure

Rafael Venegas is an ecologist with a passion for plants. He is currently a postdoc at the University of Alcalá. He uses phylogenetic methods to address questions in macroecology and biogeography to ultimately understand what shapes biodiversity and ecosystem services. In his recent paper with the Journal of Biogeography, he extends theory on phylogenetic communityContinue reading “ECR feature: Rafael M. Venegas on phylogenetic community structure”

ECR feature: Macroecology with Philipp Brun

(left) Philipp collecting leaves of Taraxacum palustre during a trait sampling campaign in 2019. Photo taken close to Zurich, Switzerland. (right) Adonis vernalis – a rare beauty that was part of our plant trait sampling campaign in 2019. Photo taken close to Martigny, Switzerland. Links: Institutional webpage | Google Scholar | Research Gate Institution: SwissContinue reading “ECR feature: Macroecology with Philipp Brun”

ECR feature: Scale insects with Thomas D. Whitney

Thomas Whitney is currently a postdoc at Washington State University, Puyallup. He studies the ecology and evolution of insect species. His recent work in the Journal of Biogeography has sought to understand the extensive dieback in eastern white pines (Pinus strobus) and its association with a scale insect (Matsucoccus macrocicatrices). It has been unclear ifContinue reading “ECR feature: Scale insects with Thomas D. Whitney”

ECR feature: Bird migration behavior with Paul Dufour

Paul Dufour spotting and counting large groups of shorebirds that overwinter and migrate through the bay of Dakhla in the Western Sahara (photo credit: Boris Delahaie). Links: Research Gate | Flickr Institution: Laboratoire d’Ecologie Alpine – Grenoble, France Current academic life stage: PhD Research interests: Understanding the evolution of migration behavior in birds and itsContinue reading “ECR feature: Bird migration behavior with Paul Dufour”

Introducing: Featured Researchers

The Journal of Biogeography aims to support early career researchers by highlighting their recently published journal articles and providing a space where the community can get to know the authors behind the works and learn from their publication experiences. In our featured posts, researchers dive into the motivations, challenges, and highlights behind their recent papers,Continue reading “Introducing: Featured Researchers”