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.

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

Beware of STRANGE: very sensible recommendations for increasing in animal studies.
📄 Webster & Rutz (2020) How STRANGE are your study animals? Nature 582:337–340 dx.doi.org/10.1038/d41586-020-

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 dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-

thesis in behavioural ecology in , France. We are looking for candidates. Subject: Alternative reproductive tactics in structured populations of invasive fish species.
🔗 e2m2.universite-lyon.fr/medias

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 dx.doi.org/10.1111/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 dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2019.0

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 dx.doi.org/10.24072/pci.ecolog

Males sacrifice their legs to pacify aggressive females in a sexually cannibalistic .
📄 Neumann R, Schneider JM (2020) Animal Behaviour 159:59–67 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2

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 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2

Property transfers in chain in hermit : real estate crisis, resource , , distribution and coefficient.
📄 Chase (2020) Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 538:122962 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physa.201

are able to solve complex problems of balance at the colony level. A new paper from the amazing DrDrey's lab.
📄 Csata et al (2020) Current Biology dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2019.

Emotional reactivity predicts cognitive performance in a species.
📄 Gibelli et al. (2019) Individual differences in anxiety are related to differences in learning performance and cognitive style. Animal Behaviour 157:121–128 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2

Ants excel in managing . They are far better than us human. A nice experimental and theoretical work by Audrey Dussutour's team from Toulouse.
📄 Poissonnier et al (2019) eLife 8:e48945 dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.48945

Integrating animal behaviour and conservation ecology: a very complete bunch of reviews by some of the most influential specialists from the field.
🔗 royalsocietypublishing.org/toc

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