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  1. In 2022, researchers from around the world entered the BMC Ecology and Evolution photography competition. The contest produced a spectacular collection of photographs that capture the wonder of the natural world ...

    Authors: Jennifer Harman, Christy A. Hipsley, Luke M. Jacobus, David A. Liberles, Josef Settele and Arne Traulsen
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:99
  2. Microbial pan-genomes are shaped by a complex combination of stochastic and deterministic forces. Even closely related genomes exhibit extensive variation in their gene content. Understanding what drives this ...

    Authors: Daniel R. Garza, F. A. Bastiaan von Meijenfeldt, Bram van Dijk, Annemarie Boleij, Martijn A. Huynen and Bas E. Dutilh
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:101
  3. Contemporary species distribution, genetic diversity and evolutionary history in many taxa are shaped by both historical and current climate as well as topography. The Himalayas show a huge variation in topogr...

    Authors: Kunal Arekar, Neha Tiwari, Sathyakumar Sambandam, Mehreen Khaleel and Praveen Karanth
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:100
  4. In the last 171 years, the forests along the eastern bank of the Panama Canal have been pressured by anthropic activities. Studies of the influence of habitat fragmentation on braconid wasp communities in Cent...

    Authors: Louise A. Rodríguez and Enrique Medianero
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:98
  5. In brood site pollination mutualisms, pollinators are attracted by odours emitted at anthesis. In Ficus, odours of receptive figs differ among species and the specific pollinators generally only enter figs of the...

    Authors: Xiaoxia Deng, Yufen Cheng, Yan-Qiong Peng, Hui Yu, Magali Proffit and Finn Kjellberg
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:97
  6. Metabolic activity and environmental energy are two of the most studied putative drivers of molecular evolutionary rates. Their extensive study, however, has resulted in mixed results and has rarely included t...

    Authors: Paola Montoya, Carlos Daniel Cadena, Santiago Claramunt and David Alejandro Duchêne
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:95
  7. To accommodate an ever-increasing human population, agriculture is rapidly intensifying at the expense of natural habitat, with negative and widely reported effects on biodiversity in general and on wild bee a...

    Authors: Johannes Garlin, Panagiotis Theodorou, Elisa Kathe, José Javier G. Quezada-Euán, Robert J. Paxton and Antonella Soro
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:94
  8. The ovipositors of some insects are external female genitalia, which have their primary function to deliver eggs. Drosophila suzukii and its sibling species D. subpulchrella are known to have acquired highly scle...

    Authors: Kentaro M. Tanaka, Kanoko Takahashi, Gavin Rice, Mark Rebeiz, Yoshitaka Kamimura and Aya Takahashi
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:93
  9. The extant members of the Asian rhinos have experienced severe population and range declines since Pleistocene through a combination of natural and anthropogenic factors. The one-horned rhino is the only Asian...

    Authors: Tista Ghosh, Shrewshree Kumar, Kirtika Sharma, Parikshit Kakati, Amit Sharma and Samrat Mondol
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:92
  10. Human activities, including changes in agricultural landscapes, often impact biodiversity through habitat fragmentation. This potentially reduces genetic exchange between previously connected populations. Usin...

    Authors: Marion Cordonnier, Dominik Felten, Andreas Trindl, Jürgen Heinze and Abel Bernadou
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:91
  11. A major challenge to understanding how biodiversity has changed over time comes from depauperons, which are long-lived lineages with presently low species diversity. The most famous of these are the coelacanth...

    Authors: Chase Doran Brownstein and Immanuel Chas Bissell
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:90

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:96

  12. High levels of standing genomic variation in wide-ranging marine species may enhance prospects for their long-term persistence. Patterns of connectivity and adaptation in such species are often thought to be i...

    Authors: Andrea Barceló, Jonathan Sandoval-Castillo, Chris J. Brauer, Kerstin Bilgmann, Guido J. Parra, Luciano B. Beheregaray and Luciana M. Möller
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:88
  13. Spiders have evolved two types of sticky capture threads: one with wet adhesive spun by ecribellate orb-weavers and another with dry adhesive spun by cribellate spiders. The evolutionary history of cribellate ...

    Authors: Sandra M. Correa-Garhwal, Richard H. Baker, Thomas H. Clarke, Nadia A. Ayoub and Cheryl Y. Hayashi
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:89
  14. The skull of placental mammals constitutes one of the best studied systems for phenotypic modularity. Several studies have found strong evidence for the conserved presence of two- and six-module architectures,...

    Authors: Sérgio Ferreira-Cardoso, Julien Claude, Anjali Goswami, Frédéric Delsuc and Lionel Hautier
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:87
  15. Darwin and others proposed that a species’ geographic range size positively influences speciation likelihood, with the relationship potentially dependent on the mode of speciation and other contributing factor...

    Authors: Eleanor M. Hay, Matthew D. McGee and Steven L. Chown
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:86
  16. Salt marshes exist along the gradient of the marine mudflat to the terrestrial dunes, with a gradient of shore height and associated plant zonation. The lower salt marsh (LSM) extends from the mean high tidal ...

    Authors: Maria Rinke, Philipp M. Bendisch, Mark Maraun and Stefan Scheu
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:85
  17. Vitamin C (VC) is an indispensable antioxidant and co-factor for optimal function and development of eukaryotic cells. In animals, VC can be synthesized by the organism, acquired through the diet, or both. In ...

    Authors: Pedro Duque, Cristina P. Vieira, Bárbara Bastos and Jorge Vieira
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:84
  18. The ecology and evolution of phoretic mites and termites have not been well studied. In particular, it is unknown whether the specific relationship between mites and termites is commensal or parasitic. High ph...

    Authors: Yong Chen, Lijun Zhang, Shijun Zhang, Bingrong Liu, Wenhui Zeng and Zhiqiang Li
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:80
  19. Boxwood blight disease caused by Calonectria henricotiae and C. pseudonaviculata is of ecological and economic significance in cultivated and native ecosystems worldwide. Prior research has focused on understandi...

    Authors: Layne W. Rogers, Alyssa M. Koehler, Jo Anne Crouch, Marc A. Cubeta and Nicholas R. LeBlanc
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:79
  20. Increasing evidence suggests that anthropogenic effects are responsible for drastic changes in landscape patterns and ecosystem services. This study aims to assess the effects of landscape change and agro-clim...

    Authors: Annissa Muhammed Ahmedin and Eyasu Elias
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:78
  21. In spatially structured populations, local adaptation improves organisms’ fitness in their native environment. Hosts and pathogens can rapidly adapt to their local antagonist. Since males and females can diffe...

    Authors: Neetika Ahlawat, Manas Geeta Arun, Komal Maggu, Jigisha, Aparajita Singh and Nagaraj Guru Prasad
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:77
  22. Deep-sea mussels in the subfamily Bathymodiolinae have unique adaptations to colonize hydrothermal-vent and cold-seep environments throughout the world ocean. These invertebrates function as important ecosyste...

    Authors: Danielle M. DeLeo, Cheryl L. Morrison, Makiri Sei, Veronica Salamone, Amanda W. J. Demopoulos and Andrea M. Quattrini
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:76
  23. Our current view of nature depicts a world where macroorganisms dwell in a landscape full of microbes. Some of these microbes not only transit but establish themselves in or on hosts. Although hosts might be o...

    Authors: Román Zapién-Campos, Florence Bansept, Michael Sieber and Arne Traulsen
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:75
  24. Diet is a key component of a species ecological niche and plays critical roles in guiding the trajectories of evolutionary change. Previous studies suggest that dietary evolution can influence the rates and pa...

    Authors: Mauricio Ocampo, Daniel Pincheira-Donoso, Ferran Sayol and Rodrigo S. Rios
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:74
  25. Hosts are often simultaneously infected with several parasite species. These co-infections can lead to within-host interactions of parasites, including mutualism and competition, which may affect both virulenc...

    Authors: Luz Garcia-Longoria, Sergio Magallanes, Xi Huang, Anna Drews, Lars Råberg, Alfonso Marzal, Staffan Bensch and Helena Westerdahl
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:73
  26. The Black Soldier Fly (BSF) Hermetia illucens is a cosmopolitan fly massively used by industrial companies to reduce biowaste and produce protein and fat for poultry and aquaculture feed. However, the natural his...

    Authors: J. Guilliet, G. Baudouin, N. Pollet and J. Filée
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:72
  27. Scleractinian corals of the genus Montipora (Anthozoa, Cnidaria) possess some unusual biological traits, such as vertical transmission of algal symbionts; however, the genetic bases for those traits remain unknow...

    Authors: Yuki Yoshioka, Go Suzuki, Yuna Zayasu, Hiroshi Yamashita and Chuya Shinzato
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:71
  28. Inter-regional relationships between landscape factors and biological responses in natural conditions are important but difficult to predict because of the differences in each landscape context and local envir...

    Authors: Ken Tabuchi, Akihiko Takahashi, Ryuji Uesugi, Shigeru Okudera and Hideto Yoshimura
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:70
  29. Long-term balancing selection (LTBS) can maintain allelic variation at a locus over millions of years and through speciation events. Variants shared between species in the state of identity-by-descent, hereaft...

    Authors: Keila Velazquez-Arcelay, Mary Lauren Benton and John A. Capra
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:68
  30. Host–pathogen interactions can lead to dramatic changes in host feeding behaviour. One aspect of this includes self-medication, where infected individuals consume substances such as toxins or alter their macro...

    Authors: Thorben Sieksmeyer, Shulin He, M. Alejandra Esparza-Mora, Shixiong Jiang, Vesta Petrašiūnaitė, Benno Kuropka, Ronald Banasiak, Mara Jean Julseth, Christoph Weise, Paul R. Johnston, Alexandro Rodríguez-Rojas and Dino P. McMahon
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:67
  31. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variations are often associated with bioenergetics, disease, and speciation and can be used to track the history of women. Although advances in massively parallel sequencing (MPS) tec...

    Authors: Chi-Zao Wang, Xue-Er Yu, Mei-Sen Shi, Hui Li and Shu-Hua Ma
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:66
  32. In our article ‘European agroforestry has no unequivocal effect on biodiversity: a time-cumulative meta-analysis’ (BMC Ecology and Evolution, 2021) we synthesize the effect of agroforestry on biodiversity. Boi...

    Authors: Anne-Christine Mupepele and Carsten F. Dormann
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:65

    The original article was published in BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:24

  33. A small hyolith, with a triangular operculum and a conical-pyramidal conch with a sharp apex, originally documented as Ambrolinevitus ventricosus, is revised based on new material from the Chengjiang biota. The o...

    Authors: Fan Liu, Christian B. Skovsted, Timothy P. Topper and Zhifei Zhang
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:64
  34. Social wasps Polistes, Ropalidia, and Parapolybia, belonging to the subfamily Polistinae, have obviously different distribution patterns, yet the factors leading to this difference remain unknown.

    Authors: Li Luo, Pan Huang, Bin Chen and Ting-Jing Li
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:63
  35. An accurate timescale of evolutionary history is essential to testing hypotheses about the influence of historical events and processes, and the timescale for evolution is increasingly derived from analysis of...

    Authors: Andrew M. Ritchie, Xia Hua and Lindell Bromham
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:61
  36. Dinosaur eggs containing embryos are rare, limiting our understanding of dinosaur development. Recently, a clutch of subspherical dinosaur eggs was discovered while blasting for a construction project in the U...

    Authors: Lida Xing, Kecheng Niu, Tzu-Ruei Yang, Donghao Wang, Tetsuto Miyashita and Jordan C. Mallon
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:60
  37. Members of Euglenozoa (Discoba) are known for unorthodox rDNA organization. In Euglenida rDNA is located on extrachromosomal circular DNA. In Kinetoplastea and Euglenida the core of the large ribosomal subunit...

    Authors: Paweł Hałakuc, Anna Karnkowska and Rafał Milanowski
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:59
  38. The rising temperature of the oceans has been identified as the primary driver of mass coral reef declines via coral bleaching (expulsion of photosynthetic endosymbionts). Marine protected areas (MPAs) have be...

    Authors: Jack V. Johnson, Jaimie T. A. Dick and Daniel Pincheira-Donoso
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:58

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:81

  39. Approximately 50% of freshwater turtles worldwide are currently threatened by habitat loss, rural development and altered stream flows. Paradoxically, reptiles are understudied organisms, with many species lac...

    Authors: Cecilia Villacorta-Rath, Thomas Espinoza, Bernie Cockayne, Jason Schaffer and Damien Burrows
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:57
  40. The genus Ligusticum belongs to Apiaceae, and its taxonomy has long been a major difficulty. A robust phylogenetic tree is the basis of accurate taxonomic classification of Ligusticum. We herein used 26 (includin...

    Authors: Ting Ren, Dengfeng Xie, Chang Peng, Lingjian Gui, Megan Price, Songdong Zhou and Xingjin He
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:55
  41. Canalization, or buffering, is defined as developmental stability in the face of genetic and/or environmental perturbations. Understanding how canalization works is important in predicting how species survive ...

    Authors: Atsuko Sato, Gina M. Oba, Nathanael Aubert-Kato, Kei Yura and John Bishop
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:53

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