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Special Issue: The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology

Edited by

Alison G. Power (Cornell University) and Richard S. Ostfeld (Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies)

Special Issue: The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology

Published: June 2020

Volume 1469

Published since 1824, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences is the Academy’s premier scientific publication.

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A review of the major threats and challenges to global bat conservation

Winifred F. Frick, Tigga Kingston, Jon Flanders


Effects of climate change on alpine plants and their pollinators

David W. Inouye


Evolution is a double‐edged sword, not a silver bullet, to confront global change

Sarah E. Diamond, Ryan A. Martin


Citizen science in ecology: a place for humans in nature

Frederick R. Adler, Austin M. Green, Çağan H. Şekercioğlu


Community context for mechanisms of disease dilution: insights from linking epidemiology and plant–soil feedback theory

Cathy D. Collins, James D. Bever, Michelle H. Hersh


Biodiversity conservation through the lens of metacommunity ecology

Jonathan M. Chase, Alienor Jeliazkov, Emma Ladouceur, Duarte S. Viana



Environmental catastrophes, climate change, and attribution

Elisabeth A. Lloyd, Theodore G. Shepherd