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Getting the Big Picture: BMC Ecology Image Competition Winners [Slide Show]

With the snap of a camera or the click of a mouse, participants in this year's BioMed Central image contest provided a peek into the intricate relationships uniting members of our biosphere

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EDITOR’S PICK:

Your morning joe might be affecting bird habitats in South America: Surveying old-growth secondary forest to determine the impact of coffee cultivation on bird conservation on the Rio Tunquimayo in Peru.....[ More ]

THEORETICAL ECOLOGY AND MODELS SECTION WINNER:

This colorful data visualization shows how species interact to maintain biodiversity.....[ More ]

LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY AND ECOSYSTEMS SECTION WINNER:

A rice paddy provides a glimpse of human-mediated landscape engineering in Yuanyang County, China.....[ More ]

CONSERVATION ECOLOGY AND BIODIVERSITY SECTION WINNER:

A Galápagos tortoise ( Chelonoidis nigra ) takes the road most traveled, Santa Cruz Island.....[ More ]

COMMUNITY, POPULATION AND MACROECOLOGY SECTION WINNER:

Three levels on the food chain captured at once: A scarce swallowtail butterfly ( Iphiclides podalirius ) perches on a scabious flower ( Scabiosa columbaria ) while a Polistine wasp ( Polistes dominulus ) hovers nearby.....[ More ]

BEHAVIORAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL ECOLOGY WINNER:

Two male southern elephant seals ( Mirounga leonina ) battle for control of a harem of 127 females.....[ More ]

RUNNER-UP:

Flowers in a subalpine meadow; Colorado.....[ More ]

WINNER:

Now you see me, now you don’t: Timema poppensis partially camouflaged on its host, coast redwood Sequoia sempervirens ; California.....[ More ]

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