Collective decision and wisdom of the crowd: new considerations about the jury theorem in natural condition.
📄 Winklmayr et al (2020) The wisdom of stalemates: consensus and clustering as filtering mechanisms for improving collective accuracy. Proc R Soc Lond B 287:20201802

Fossil behaviours: towards behavioural .
📄 Hsieh & Plotnick (2020) The representation of animal behaviour in the fossil record. Animal Behaviour 169:65–80

Closing time effect: towards the end of the mating season, your acceptance threshold decreases (or the partner's attractiveness increases). Congratulation to Louise for this nice theoretical analysis.
📄 Chevalier et al (2020) Fluctuating dynamics of mate availability promote the evolution of flexible choosiness in both sexes. American Naturalist

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

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

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

Males are rarely involved in parental care in nature, with the notable exception of species. This is possibly linked with external eggs fertilization.

Beware of STRANGE: very sensible recommendations for increasing in animal studies.
📄 Webster & Rutz (2020) How STRANGE are your study animals? Nature 582:337–340

In front of puzzle boxes, wild cockatoo are as smart as captive ones, but far less interested in these lab toys.
📄 Rössler et al (2020) Using an Innovation Arena to compare wild-caught and laboratory Goffin’s cockatoos. Scientific Reports 10:1–12

thesis in behavioural ecology in , France. We are looking for candidates. Subject: Alternative reproductive tactics in structured populations of invasive fish species.

Puppet master: when parasites manipulate the behaviour of their hosts. Our new meta-analysis on the subject. Congratulation to Marion for this nice work.
📄 Fayard et al(2020) Magnitude and direction of parasite-induced phenotypic alterations: a meta-analysis in acanthocephalans. Biological Reviews:brv.12606

Adaptive function of tusk: hyperallometric scaling suggests that tusk length is an exaggerated trait under sexual selection.
📄 Graham et al. (2020) The longer the better: evidence that narwhal tusks are sexually selected. Biology Letters 16:20190950

The plural of is not data : my comment about the PNAS paper reporting tool use in that have been observed using stick for preening.
📄 Dechaume-Moncharmont F-X (2020) PCI Ecology:100042

Males sacrifice their legs to pacify aggressive females in a sexually cannibalistic .
📄 Neumann R, Schneider JM (2020) Animal Behaviour 159:59–67

Even solitary can rely on information to learn new foraging routes.
📄 Vila Pouca et al (2020) Social learning in solitary juvenile sharks. Animal Behaviour 159:21–27

Property transfers in chain in hermit : real estate crisis, resource , , distribution and coefficient.
📄 Chase (2020) Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 538:122962

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