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

Nice global map of bee species richness: note the striking bimodal distribution at mid-latitudes.
📄 Orr et al (2021) Global patterns and drivers of bee distribution. Current Biology 31:1–8 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.

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 dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.1

Fossil behaviours: towards behavioural .
📄 Hsieh & Plotnick (2020) The representation of animal behaviour in the fossil record. Animal Behaviour 169:65–80 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2

Too hot to dance? Trade-off between sexual attractiveness and risk of overheating in fiddler .
📄 Darnell et al. (2020) Balancing risk and reward: mating opportunity influences thermal refuge use in fiddler crabs. Animal Behaviour 169:51–56 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2

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 dx.doi.org/10.1086/711417

Very rare case in mammals of used for agonistic intraspecific competition.
📄 Nekaris et al (2020) Slow lorises use venom as a weapon in intraspecific competition. Current Biology 30:R1252–R1253 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.

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 dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.1

Rejection of the hypothesis of in physical appearance between spouse.
📄 Tea-makorn & Kosinski (2020) Spouses' faces are similar but do not become more similar with time. Scientific Reports 10:17001 dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-

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 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv

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 global.oup.com/academic/produc

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 dx.doi.org/10.24072/pci.ecolog

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 dx.doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13667

Too many white men: scientists portrayed in common biology textbooks are not representative of their target audience, the student population.
📄 Wood et al (2020) A scientist like me: demographic analysis of biology textbooks reveals both progress and long-term lags. Proc R Soc lond B 287:20200877 dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.0

: 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

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.

Compared with many animal species, we are essentially color-blind, deaf and anosmic. Many fish and bird species have far better than us. Here is a new example in .
📄 Stoddard et al (2020) Wild hummingbirds discriminate nonspectral colors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.191937

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

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