• We object to bad science: poor research practices should be discouraged! 

      Mothapo, P.N.; Phiri, E.E.; Maduna, T.L.; Malgas, R.; Richards, R.; Sylvester, T.T.; Nsikani, M.; Boonzaaier-Davids, M.K.; Moshobane, M.C. (2020)
    • What determines the impact of alien birds and mammals in Europe? 

      Kumschick, S.; Bacher, S.; Blackburn, T.M. (Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2013)
      An often-cited reason for studying the process of invasion by alien species is that the understanding sought can be used to mitigate the impacts of the invaders. Here, we present an analysis of the correlates of local ...
    • Where less may be more: how the rare biosphere pulls ecosystems strings 

      Jousset, A.; Bienhold, C.; Chatzinotas, A.; Gallien, L.; Gobet, A.; Kurm, V.; Kusel, K.; Rillig, M.C.; Rivett, D.W.; Salles, J.F.; van der Heijden, M.G.A.; Youssef, N.H.; Zhang, X.; Wei, Z.; Hol, W.H.G. (International Society for Microbial Ecology, 2017)
      Rare species are increasingly recognized as crucial, yet vulnerable components of Earth’s ecosystems. This is also true for microbial communities, which are typically composed of a high number of relatively rare species. ...
    • Wind speed and direction on Juniors Kop, Marion Island 

      le Roux, Peter C.; Chown, Steven L. (2011-08-23)
      Wind speed and direction at 1m height were logged at five locations on Juniors Kop (Marion Island). The loggers were deployed in May 2009 and May 2010, but the data time series differ in length due to sensor damage.
    • Wiregrass (Aristida beyrichiana) may limit woody plant encroachment in longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) ecosystems 

      Fill, J.M.; Glitzenstein, J.S.; Streng, D.R.; Stowe, J.; Mousseau, T.A. (University of Notre Dame, 2017)
      Wiregrass (Aristida beyrichiana) is a dominant groundcover species that facilitates fire in southeastern U.S.A. pine savannas, thereby limiting woody plant cover and maintaining a herbaceous dominated understory. In ...
    • Worldwide spread of the Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) 

      Wetterer, J.K.; Wild, A.L.; Suarez, A.V.; Roura-Pascual, N.; Espadeler, X. (Austrian Society of Entomofaunistics, 2009)
      The Argentine ant, Linepithema humile (MAYR, 1868), originally from subtropical South America, is an important pest in many parts of the world. To evaluate its worldwide distribution and potential for further spread, we ...
    • The world’s biogeographical regions: cluster analyses based on bat distributions 

      Proches, S. (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2005)
      Aim: Both floral kingdoms and faunal regions have so far been intuitively defined. This study was conducted to compare these with an analytical regionalization based on cluster analyses in a fairly homogeneous, globally ...