A species of “murder hornet,” beheads and feeds to its larvae an insect that is very important to, and symbolic of, France: the honeybee.
Smaller organisms are typically more abundant than larger ones, which is a fundamental characteristic of ecological communities. How environmental pulse disturbances affect these « abundance pyramids » remains poorly understood. In a study recently published in Ecology Letters, researchers from iEES Paris and the University of Zürich showed that disturbances which are not size-selective still […]Lire la suite / Read more
Team publications Team members In the context of current large pressures exerted by human populations on natural communities, ecological sciences often cannot provide adequate predictions or management decisions. One reason is the intrinsic complexity of ecosystems. The EERI team tries to handle a part of this complexity by focusing on the structure, functioning and evolution […]Lire la suite / Read more