New publication in PLoS ONE¡

PLoS ONE, a member of the PLoS family, has recently become the leading open-access journal in biological sciences. Their open-access philosophy guarantees a great dissemination to all researches, which can freely download all papers from the PLoS ONE webpage. Though publication costs are important, we love PLoS for two main reasons: the acceptance of papers remains on the scientific performance of the study, rather than in, somehow subjective, criteria based on the “relevance” of papers for a wide readership of scientists. Second, PLoS journals are a way of breaking the strict monopoly than several editorial companies have over our scientific production. In our paper, we show that gradients in the diversity (e.g. number of species) of faunal assemblages at ecotones between juxtaposed habitats can be confounded by patterns in abundance of individuals (more species are found wherever there are more individuals). This response, however, is mediated by the physiognomy of the habitat. The full reference is: Tuya, F., Vanderklift, M.A., Wernberg, T., Thomsen, M.S. 2011. Gradients in the number of species at reef-seagrass ecotones explained by gradients in abundance. PLoS ONE 6(5): e20190. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020190.

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