Butterflies: 'Twice-punished' by habitat fragmentation and climate change
New findings by Virginie Stevens (CNRS), Jean Clobert (CNRS), Michel Baguette (Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle) and colleagues show that interactions between dispersal and life-histories are complex, but general pat...
Article alert: Consequences of Range Contractions and Range Shifts on Molecular Diversity
By performing complex computer simulations, researchers from the Universitiy of Berne, The University of Geneva and from the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB): Miguel Arenas, Nicolas Ray, Mathias Currat and Laurent Exco...
Job alert: Assistant Professor in Population Genetics at University of Canberra, Australia
University of Canberra (Conservation Biology, Faculty of Applied Science) is seeking a dynamic, innovative person to:
· conduct research in one or more topics in population genetics/conservation biology, such as aspects of s...
Climate Change, Keystone Predation, and Biodiversity Loss
Science (2011) 334(6059): 1124-1127DOI: 10.1126/science.1210199Report by Christopher D. G. HarleyClimate change can affect organisms both directly via physiological stress and indirectly via changing relation...
Article alert: Exploring spatial patterns of vulnerability for diverse biodiversity descriptors in regional conservation planning
Journal of Environmental Management (2011) 95(1): 9-16. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2011.09.018 Ruppert Vimal, Pascal Pluvinet, Céline Sacca, Pierre-Olivier Mazagol, Bernard Etlicher, John D. ThompsonIn this s...
Article alert: Organisms and responses to environmental change
Marine Genomics (2011) 4(4): 237-243. doi:10.1016/j.margen.2011.07.001Lloyd S. PeckThere is great concern currently over environmental change and the biotic responses, actual or potential, to that change. The...
Article alert: Rethinking species' ability to cope with rapid climate change
Global Change Biology (2011) 17: 2987–2990. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02418.xHof C, Levinsky I, Araújo MB, Rahbek COngoing climate change is assumed to be exceptional because of its unprecedented vel...
Job alert: Postdoctoral Fellow, Basque Centre for Climate Change (Bilbao, Spain)
A new position for a Postdoctoral Fellowship (2 years) has now been opened on the economics of biodiversity, ecosystem services and climate change (Basque Centre for Climate Change, Bilbao).Deadline: 22nd December 2011
Article alert: Metacommunity theory explains the emergence of food web complexity
PNAS (2011) doi:10.1073/pnas.1106235108Pradeep Pillai, Andrew Gonzalez, and Michel LoreauFood webs are highly complex ecological networks, dynamic in both space and time. Metacommunity models are now at the c...
Article alert: More than protected areas needed to stop biodiversity loss
Science for Environment Policy, Issue 26One strategy to halt the loss of biodiversity has been to create protected areas in the sea and on land. However, a new study suggests that unless additional measures a...
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