With ongoing global change, landscape structure changes are expected to be a driver of extinction rates of temperate zone ectotherms. In a recent study led by David Rozen‐Rechels (doi: 10.1002/ecm.1440) we found that changes in water availability, coupled with rising temperatures, might have a drastic impact on the population dynamics of some ectotherm species. This paper made the cover of the journal issue, Ecological Monographs. The selected photograph is an aerial view of the habitat for the studied population of the common lizard Zootoca vivipara (referenced as TIO in the study) at Mont d’Aubrac Massif in the mountain ranges of Massif Central in south‐central France, where grass, heather, and rocks provide a diversity of thermal micro‐habitats. Image taken with a Phantom 4 Pro drone (DJI, Shenzen, China) in July 2017 by J.-F. Le Galliard