Marine species are shifting their distribution out of the , towards cooler latitudes.
📄 Chaudhary et al (2021) Global warming is causing a more pronounced dip in marine species richness around the equator. PNAS 118

When an species is so abundant that it alters geochemical processes. With more than 10.000 individuals per m² and more than 90% of the benthic biomass, dreissenid mussels sequester massive amounts of P, acting as a sink for phosphorus.
📄 Li et al. (2021) Benthic invaders control the phosphorus cycle in the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem. PNAS 118

Nice case of acoustic : male exploits female antipredator response to mobbing alarm calls to manipulate her and prevent her from prematurely ending sexual interactions.
📄 Dalziell et al (2021) Male lyrebirds create a complex acoustic illusion of a mobbing flock during courtship and copulation. Current Biology

Red squirrels may have found the fountain of youth: keeping the same neighbors over time.
📄 Chaine (2021) Social evolution: big benefits of BFFs. Current Biology 31:R72–R74

Contrary to popular belief, the has very limited influence on biology. Here is a nice counterexample. The growth rate of a reef species is affected by lunar cycles, possibly due to alteration of diel vertical migrations of its preys.
📄 Shima et al (2021) Lunar rhythms in growth of larval fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 288:20202609

How will global change affect phenotypes? Ongoing debate about Gogler's rule and the evolution of thermal .
📄 Delhey et al. (2020) Why climate change should generally lead to lighter coloured animals. Current Biology 30:R1406–R1407

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.

Bob May, one of the brightest theoretical ecologists, recently passed away: a beautiful portrait in Nature.

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

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