What we’re reading- April 18, 2014

Sick elephants
E. coli spread across savanna elephant social groups. Habitat and host traits are more important factors than sociality.

Trophic cascades
Deer seem to use human-associated habitat to seek refuge from coyotes, causing trophic cascade effects on wildflowers. (Sub)

Community function
New article describes soil fungal variation across North America and finds that while species were localized, function between geographic regions was redundant.

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