Very rare case in mammals of used for agonistic intraspecific competition.
📄 Nekaris et al (2020) Slow lorises use venom as a weapon in intraspecific competition. Current Biology 30:R1252–R1253 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.

Bodysnatcher, puppeteer, : the words have meaning. Very relevant analysis of misuse of catchy sentences and in science illustrated by the literature about host manipulation by .
📄 Doherty (2020) When fiction becomes fact: exaggerating host manipulation by parasites. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 287:20201081 dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.1

Rejection of the hypothesis of in physical appearance between spouse.
📄 Tea-makorn & Kosinski (2020) Spouses' faces are similar but do not become more similar with time. Scientific Reports 10:17001 dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-

A graduate student and his advisors have now confirmed a better way to approximate solutions for the travelling salesperson problem.
quantamagazine.org/computer-sc

Effects of climate change on the incubation behaviour in nesting shorebirds. Incubation strategy modulates the trade-off between incubation and foraging.
📄 Meyer et al. (2021) Behavioural responses of breeding arctic sandpipers to ground-surface temperature and primary productivity. Science of The Total Environment 755:142485 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv

Looking for a good book about game theory in biology? This is surely an excellent introduction by some of the most influential theoreticians in behavioural ecology.
📄 McNamara & Leimar (2020) Game theory in biology: concepts and frontiers. Oxford University press, Oxford, UK global.oup.com/academic/produc

A new paper in #PLOS Computational Biology details "Ten simple rules to make your research more sustainable".
And, as a bonus, they talk about us ;)

dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pc

#environment #science #sustainability #academia

A clever use of to monitor body roundness in .
📄 Dechaume-Moncharmont F-X (2020) Extreme weight loss: when accelerometer could reveal reproductive investment in a semelparous fish species. Peer Community in Ecology:100060 dx.doi.org/10.24072/pci.ecolog

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Comparison of coverage in Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Scopus, Dimensions, Web of Science, and OpenCitations' COCI. Now peer-reviewed and available at Scientometrics doi.org/10.1007/s11192-020-036 open access version available at arxiv.org/abs/2004.14329

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Congratulation to Charlotte for her new paper about trans-generational in Armadillidium vulgare.
Depeux et al. (2020)
📄 Reproductive senescence and parental effects in an indeterminate grower. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 33:1256–1264 dx.doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13667

A look at how male anglerfish stick and fuse to their females without suffering the equivalent of organ rejection.

nytimes.com/2020/07/30/science

#Fish #Anglerfish #Biology #Sex #Parasitism

Too many white men: scientists portrayed in common biology textbooks are not representative of their target audience, the student population.
📄 Wood et al (2020) A scientist like me: demographic analysis of biology textbooks reveals both progress and long-term lags. Proc R Soc lond B 287:20200877 dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.0

: practical recommendations for research on wild animals.
📄 Soulsbury et al (2020) The welfare and ethics of research involving wild animals: A primer. Methods in Ecology and Evolution dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.1

Mike Tyson effect in social insect: wasps rely on public information to assess their opponent's strength before engaging in a .
📄 Tibbetts et al (2020) Wasps use social eavesdropping to learn about individual rivals. Current Biology dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.

Compared with many animal species, we are essentially color-blind, deaf and anosmic. Many fish and bird species have far better than us. Here is a new example in .
📄 Stoddard et al (2020) Wild hummingbirds discriminate nonspectral colors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.191937

Males are rarely involved in parental care in nature, with the notable exception of species. This is possibly linked with external eggs fertilization.
🔗 nytimes.com/article/fathers-da

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