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Water depth and biodiversity

Understanding biodiversity patterns and the role of biotic attributes in governing these patterns remains one of the most important challenges in ecology. Here, using water depth in Lake Lugu as a typical geographical gradient, we examined the community compositions of three taxonomic groups, bacteria, diatoms and chironomids, using molecular and [...] Read more

Visiting Iberian Peninsula

Iberian Peninsula is a kind of mountainous region and a very impressive place to study biodiversity and climate change. Supported by the Miguel(s)' team, I went around the peninsula twice from April to June, and easily caught the shining sun, rain, snow and hailstone. We finally managed to perform the field microcosm experiments similar to our [...] Read more

Geographic range & climatic variability on mountainsides

Range size, the ‘fundamental unit’ of macroecology, is generally geographically limited, and few species are ubiquitously distributed, even for microorganisms (e.g., bacteria and diatoms). The systematic variation in range size along geographical gradients (i.e., elevation or latitude) represents an important underlying driver of species richness [...] Read more