: 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

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 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.

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 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2020

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

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 dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aax
see also: 📄 Fierer (2019) Science 366:425–426 dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aaz

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

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 dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.190469

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 dx.doi.org/10.1086/704338
🔗 nature.com/articles/d41586-019

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!
🔗 quantamagazine.org/edward-o-wi

Superbly illustrated review about anti-predator strategies in anurans.
📄 Ferreira (2019) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 73:69 dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00265-019-

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 dx.doi.org/10.1086/703113

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 dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aau7

Long-term consequences of the order: silver spoon effect in crested .
📄 Song et al. (2019) Silver spoon effects of hatching order in an asynchronous hatching bird. Behavioral Ecology 30:509–517 dx.doi.org/10.1093/beheco/ary1

Spectacular escape strategies by kangaroo rats when attacked by predators such as a .
📄 Whitford et al (2019) Functional Ecology dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.1
📄 Freymiller et al 2019) Journal of the Linnean Society dx.doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/
🎬 Don’t miss the mesmerizing companion videos: youtube.com/channel/UC8TicCOli

Nature/Nurture debate: nice bunch of papers about gene x environment interaction, reaction norm, supergene, silver spoon effect, etc.
📄 Hosken DJ, Hunt J, Wedell N (2019) Genes and behaviour: beyond nature-nurture. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/bo

Success is not enough others must fail: Sperm-limited males continue to mate, which results in lost mating opportunities for their competitors.
📄 Abe J (2019) Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 73 dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00265-019-

Experimentally induced storms disrupt navigation in European when visual cues are not available.
📄 Bianco et al (2019) Biology Letters 15:20180918 dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0

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