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Latest Research

  • Brief Communication |

    Theory predicts that gene flow hinders local adaptation, unless it is coupled with habitat choice. Here, the authors show that dispersal with habitat choice favours local adaptation in ciliate microcosms.

    • Staffan Jacob
    • , Delphine Legrand
    • , Alexis S. Chaine
    • , Dries Bonte
    • , Nicolas Schtickzelle
    • , Michèle Huet
    •  & Jean Clobert
  • Article |

    Marine aquaculture has the potential to improve food security. A global analysis shows that space in coastal areas is unlikely to limit the potential for aquaculture.

    • Rebecca R. Gentry
    • , Halley E. Froehlich
    • , Dietmar Grimm
    • , Peter Kareiva
    • , Michael Parke
    • , Michael Rust
    • , Steven D. Gaines
    •  & Benjamin S. Halpern
  • Article |

    Plasmids facilitate the evolution of antibiotic resistance but little is known about bacteria–plasmid evolution. Here, the authors show that when bacteria adapt to one plasmid, they become generally permissive to plasmid carriage.

    • Wesley Loftie-Eaton
    • , Kelsie Bashford
    • , Hannah Quinn
    • , Kieran Dong
    • , Jack Millstein
    • , Samuel Hunter
    • , Maureen K. Thomason
    • , Houra Merrikh
    • , Jose M. Ponciano
    •  & Eva M. Top
  • Article |

    The mechanisms underlying drought-induced tree mortality are not fully resolved. Here, the authors show that, across multiple tree species, loss of xylem conductivity above 60% is associated with mortality, while carbon starvation is not universal.

    • Henry D. Adams
    • , Melanie J. B. Zeppel
    • , William R. L. Anderegg
    • , Henrik Hartmann
    • , Simon M. Landhäusser
    • , David T. Tissue
    • , Travis E. Huxman
    • , Patrick J. Hudson
    • , Trenton E. Franz
    • , Craig D. Allen
    • , Leander D. L. Anderegg
    • , Greg A. Barron-Gafford
    • , David J. Beerling
    • , David D. Breshears
    • , Timothy J. Brodribb
    • , Harald Bugmann
    • , Richard C. Cobb
    • , Adam D. Collins
    • , L. Turin Dickman
    • , Honglang Duan
    • , Brent E. Ewers
    • , Lucía Galiano
    • , David A. Galvez
    • , Núria Garcia-Forner
    • , Monica L. Gaylord
    • , Matthew J. Germino
    • , Arthur Gessler
    • , Uwe G. Hacke
    • , Rodrigo Hakamada
    • , Andy Hector
    • , Michael W. Jenkins
    • , Jeffrey M. Kane
    • , Thomas E. Kolb
    • , Darin J. Law
    • , James D. Lewis
    • , Jean-Marc Limousin
    • , David M. Love
    • , Alison K. Macalady
    • , Jordi Martínez-Vilalta
    • , Maurizio Mencuccini
    • , Patrick J. Mitchell
    • , Jordan D. Muss
    • , Michael J. O’Brien
    • , Anthony P. O’Grady
    • , Robert E. Pangle
    • , Elizabeth A. Pinkard
    • , Frida I. Piper
    • , Jennifer A. Plaut
    • , William T. Pockman
    • , Joe Quirk
    • , Keith Reinhardt
    • , Francesco Ripullone
    • , Michael G. Ryan
    • , Anna Sala
    • , Sanna Sevanto
    • , John S. Sperry
    • , Rodrigo Vargas
    • , Michel Vennetier
    • , Danielle A. Way
    • , Chonggang Xu
    • , Enrico A. Yepez
    •  & Nate G. McDowell

News & Comment

About the Journal

  • Evolution is the unifying concept that runs through the life sciences, from the origin and diversification of life to understanding behaviour to dealing with disease. Ecology takes biology from the relative simplicity of individuals to the complexity of interactions between organisms and their environments. Its implications stretch beyond biology into environmental science and the grand challenges facing society.
  • Nature Ecology & Evolution publishes original research as Articles and Brief Communications. We will also publish News & Views, Reviews, Comments, Features and a range of other content, that elaborate on significant advances and debates in the field and cover topical issues and societal implications.
  • Nature Ecology & Evolution is staffed by a dedicated team of professional editors, with relevant research and editorial backgrounds. It is led by Chief Editor Patrick Goymer, formerly ecology and evolution editor at Nature, and also includes former Nature Communications editors Vera Domingues and Simon Harold, former Nature News & Views editor Marian Turner and former Nature Plants editor Luiseach Nic Eoin.
  • Details of the conferences where you can meet the editors of Nature Ecology & Evolution.
  • General editorial enquiries and requests for information about submitted manuscripts can be sent by email to ecoevo@nature.com.

Videos

  • One of the major threats to biodiversity worldwide is international trade. The maps in this video show how consumers in the US and Japan are endangering animal species in 'threat hotspots' around the world.
  • Years before they conquered the Internet, cats colonized our sofas. DNA from over 200 cat remains shows that farmers in the Near East were probably the first people to successfully tame wild cats 9,000 years ago, before a second wave of cat domestication a few thousand years later in ancient Egypt.

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