Cover picture: Current restoration initiatives typically focus on either plants or animals, but should also consider interactions between the two taxa – for example, the plant-based food sources required by this toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii) – to better ensure successful outcomes. Ecologists specializing in flora or fauna need to collaborate with their respective counterparts and to recognize the importance of plant–animal interactions when planning and implementing ecological restoration projects. READ MORE
Central photo: © A Dahl
Background photo: Speed of Life Tours; license: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Frontiers is accepting submissions for our cool new series, launched in March 2015, entitled Natural History Notes. Each open access article showcases the natural history of an organism – its morphology and behavior, their habitats, or its roles in food webs and ecosystems. Each entry in the series consists of one or two striking photos, along with a short essay explaining the scientific “story” behind the photos.
From sacred ibis mummies, to predatory walruses, to tales of Africa’s baobab trees. Check out some of the curiosities of the natural world by downloading a FREE copy of Life Lines, the popular book by Adrian Burton, based on the Frontiers series. Go to: http://www.frontiersinecology.org/fron/life-lines-ebook/
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