Oikos Editor-in-Chief Dries Bonte about our work!

Oikos Editor in Chief Dries Bonte wrote on Oikos blog about our meta-analysis “How do vertebrates respond to mast seeding?”. More people will hear about our work, cool! 🙂 Clik here to read the whole post by Dries.

Test of predator dispersal hypothesis published in Oecologia

Our paper testing the predator dispersal hypothesis in European beech (Fagus sylvatica) is now assigned to March issue of Oecologia! In the article we showed that masting increases beech recruitment through satiation of seed predators that act simultaneously as seed dispersers (i.e. rodents). Importantly, we showed that the situation occurs after seed removal. This is…

A lot of attention in media!

Our recent work linking seed production and Lyme disease risk recived a lot of attention in the Internet. The story was covered by the Polish Press Agency and then by multiple other portals including big ones like TVN, Gazeta Wyborcza, Rzeczpospolita, Dziennik Polski, and Onet.pl. It is always sexy to write about disease…. 🙂  

Meta-analysis of otter diet already published

Our meta-analysis of the diet of the Eurasian otter is now published in the April issue of Mammal Review. We showed that the plasticity of otter feeding behaviour might be explained by the various habitats occupied by otters. Habitat differences reflected in otters’ diets might have importance for the maintenance and conservation of local populations…

Editor’s Choice in Oikos!

Our recent article “How do vertebrates respond to mast seeding?” awarded with Oikos Editor’s Choice in March issue of Oikos. So exciting!:) Here is the 100-words synthesis of the article: Mast seeding is a pulsed resource with numerous cascading effects on wildlife. Yet, because masting is largely unpredictable, it is inherently difficult to study. We developed…