It's hard to keep up-to-date with all the new ecology that is being conducted across the globe. Not only is there precious little time to read scientific papers, scan journals for interesting work, and do research, but the sheer volume of material being published means that many interesting research papers will slip by. This is a shame, because it forces us to narrow our search focus when we do read papers.
The EBB and Flow: blogging all things ecology and evolutionary biology. This is a really neat Blog. It's big on reporting about papers that focus on ecological theory (which we should use as the basis for all our investigations) - under the 'Research Focus' tab. The most recent Blog on a new paper by Jonathon Levine about how coexistence theory can help inform community assembly makes a difficult/challenging topic palatable.
EBB and Flow also has excellent sections on 'Conservation Focus', 'Academic Life' (which PhD students will find really informative, 'Career Corner' (ditto), 'Meeting Dispatches', 'Recent Papers of Interest' and the excellent 'Researcher Spotlight' that send the reader off into weird and wonderful (and more importantly, relevant) ecological territory. It's well worth bookmarking!
Happy New Year!