Niche conservatism: which niche matters most?

Niche conservatism: which niche matters most?

Niche conservatism – or the degree to which plants and animals retain their niches and related ecological traits through space and time – is a classic concept in ecology receiving renewed interest in recent years. This is partly because of its relevance to...
Ecological integrity in freshwaters

Ecological integrity in freshwaters

The term “ecological integrity” became a linchpin of freshwater management and conservation in 1972, when it was mandated as an objective in the U.S. Clean Water Act (Section 101, “to restore and maintain the chemical, physical and biological integrity of the...
Amazon freshwater fish in a changing climate

Amazon freshwater fish in a changing climate

In general when we think about climate change, most people think about cold water species, but warm water species could be also be affected. The Amazon River Basin is an enormous area expected to be affected by climate change; approximately 7 million km2 of dense...