Was anyone else first introduced to the idea of biodiversity by a man-made collection? The notion of the diversity of . . .
Tradeoffs are everywhere, and never has this been more apparent to me, than in graduate school. With only so many . . .
Understanding the distribution and composition of vegetation communities is critical for effective management and conservation priorities. However, traditional studies of . . .
Whittaker’s work on diversity partitioning is doubtless one of the most influential in ecology. As a community/quantitative ecologist, my opinion . . .
“Diversity [has] been confounded with the indices used to measure it; a diversity index is not necessarily itself a ‘diversity.’ . . .
In the context of declining diversity, scientists are attempting to quantify the consequences in terms that have a direct impact . . .
Few studies have had as large of an impact on me as Charles Mitchell’s study of the impacts of plant species diversity on fungal diseases at the Cedar Creek grassland in Minnesota, USA.
Unraveling the relative roles of biotic interactions and abiotic fluctuations on diversification and extinction is a major tenant of evolutionary . . .
A week or so ago, I wrote a blog post in praise of Hutchinson’s seminal 1961 paper “The Paradox of . . .
Pavoine and Bonsall’s paper about community assembly is a beast. It’s big (26 pages), it’s scary (only two of those . . .