Martin Steven is an ecologist specialized in and in animal prey species. Here is a new study about plant cryptism as a response to human harvesting. predation
📄 Niu et al (2021) Commercial harvesting has driven the evolution of camouflage in an alpine plant. Current Biology

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

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

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

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

: 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

More than half of the 360 living species of and are threatened with .
📄 Stanford et al (2020) Turtles and tortoises are in trouble. Current Biology

Ecological interactions between species are incredibly complex, but they also share striking similarities with the computer game . Recent success of deep learning in this game arouses interest in .
📄 Barbe et al (2020) Artificial intelligence accidentally learned ecology through video games. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 35:557–560

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

A single square meter of soil can contain more than 150 earthworms with a collective biomass that can exceed 1500 kg (the weight of two cows) per hectare. An impressive study with more than 140 authors in Science about their ecological diversity and importance.
📄 Phillips et al (2019) Science 366:480–485
see also: 📄 Fierer (2019) Science 366:425–426

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

Recurring selective pressure during annual is necessary to maintain migration-associated adaptations in .
📄 Tenger-Trolander et al (2019) Contemporary loss of migration in monarch butterflies. PNAS 201904690

Every soldier counts! Ants can take several hours of risky labour to rescue nest mates trapped in web. A study by the veteran myrmecologist, Bert Hölldobler.
📄 Kwapich & Hölldobler (2019) American Naturalist

90 years old and still snappy. A vivid interview with the “intellectual grenade thrower” ecologist and evolutionary biologist, Ed. O. Wilson. He has challenged well-established dogmas, he has expressed many controversial views, he was even arguably wrong several times, but what an inspiration for generations of ecologists!

Superbly illustrated review about anti-predator strategies in anurans.
📄 Ferreira (2019) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 73:69

The of in still a major topic in behavioural . Here is a nice experimental and theoretical study in showing that indiscriminate possibly evolved when kin discrimination is prone to error, mean among social partners is high, and the relative benefits of helping are large.
📄 Duncan et al. (2019) American Naturalist

Humans have a remarkable tendency to waste resources for the sake of independent solutions rather than efficiently using collective response. A nice experiment about tragedy of the commons, , and using public good game.
📄 Gross & de Dreu (2019) Science Advances 5:eaau7296

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