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Who’s in charge, an animal or the bacteria in its gut? According to an @oikosjournal paper that I illustrated (by Macke et al.), gut microbes can drive the ecology and evolution of their hosts—like these lichen-eating reindeer. More at http://www.oikosjournal.org/forum. #ecology #art #illustration #drawing #wildlife #bacteria #animal #mammal #nature #cartoon #science #research #scientistsofinstagram #painting #oikosforum #scienceinpictures
Voilà, a weird illustration I made for the Nordic Society Oikos.
NSO is the ecological society of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The society publishes four international journals, each of which is reaching a decade milestone.
This quite clearly adds up to two centuries of scientific publishing. Happy birthday.
Tagline: “Imagine you and your cousin are two plants growing in the same pot. In what conditions would it make sense to cooperate rather than compete?”
I’m not sure if anyone noticed that the cover image for this Swedish publication includes a portrayal of the Scandinavian Ox Dance.
June cover of @Oikos_Journal! To show that kin selection is really happening, argues this 'Forum' paper, you have to measure inclusive fitness. The authors simulated interactions between plants and predicted conditions that favor kin selection. https://t.co/qnzD6Ppvh2 #ecology https://t.co/V8dntyCGxa— Nordic Society Oikos (@NordicOikos) June 30, 2019