The Dynamic World of Urban Research- An Interview with a Guest Editor for the Urban Ecosystems Call for Papers

City environments are characterised by dense networks of interacting social, ecological, climatic and physical factors. Urban ecosystems are therefore highly complex, and understanding their potential for fragility or resilience in the face of human and

Urban Ecology: where the wild meets the city

Urban ecosystems are expanding around the world as people migrate to cities and the human population continues to grow. What happens to other species as these urban ecosystems expand, and how species live and interact

Native invaders: a chink in the armour of ecological policy?

Invasive species are widely recognised as a major threat to the functioning of ecosystems and conservation of wildlife in the 21st century. But while most biological invasions are associated with the introduction of alien species

Does Size Matter? Jellyfish Venom Capsule Length Association with Pain

Japanese Sea-Nettle

Since the PLOS San Francisco office is a quick car ride from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, so many of us at PLOS have been captivated by jellyfish movements. They are simply mesmerizing to watch as they travel through the water. … Continue reading »

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The Nose Knows: Oriental Honey Buzzards Use Nose and Eyes to Forage for Sweet Treats

Winnie the…Buzzard? The Oriental honey buzzard Pernis orientalis feeds primarily on honey and bee or wasp larvae. But how do they find their food? In the winter, thousands of Oriental honey buzzards migrate to Taiwan to forage. These migrating honey … Continue reading »

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