Issue 5.4 is now online! Included are 2 freely available application articles: PopGenReport: simplifying basic population genetic analyses in R, by Aaron T. Adamack and Bernd Gruber, and RangeShifter: a platform for modelling spatial eco-evolutionary dynamics and species’ responses to environmental changes by Greta Bocedi et al. There is also an open access article: Measuring telomere length and telomere dynamics in evolutionary biology and ecology, by Daniel Nussey et al. In addition, 5.4 contains 2 review articles, 2 forum articles, and research papers on species and traits, birds, and data.
About the cover: UV-B radiation is an important component of climate, and its complex and diverse effects on the physiology, distribution and population dynamics of numerous organisms are being increasingly recognized. However, globally conformal UV-B data have not been readily available for macroecological analyses. The glUV data set provides spatial data on UV-B radiation, covering the entire globe and including both the terrestrial and marine environments. glUV makes meaningful bioclimatic UV-B variables as well as monthly mean UV-B data available for a wide range of potential applications to the scientific community. The cover image shows a global map of annual mean UV-B irradiation which is available online as part of the glUV dataset: www.ufz.de/gluv.