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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

Fossil behaviours: towards behavioural .
📄 Hsieh & Plotnick (2020) The representation of animal behaviour in the fossil record. Animal Behaviour 169:65–80

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

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

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

composition determines social learning pathways within shoaling .
📄 Hasenjager et al (2020) Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 287:20201871

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

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

A graduate student and his advisors have now confirmed a better way to approximate solutions for the travelling salesperson problem.

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

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

A new paper in #PLOS Computational Biology details "Ten simple rules to make your research more sustainable".
And, as a bonus, they talk about us ;)

#environment #science #sustainability #academia

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


Comparison of coverage in Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Scopus, Dimensions, Web of Science, and OpenCitations' COCI. Now peer-reviewed and available at Scientometrics open access version available at


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

A look at how male anglerfish stick and fuse to their females without suffering the equivalent of organ rejection.

#Fish #Anglerfish #Biology #Sex #Parasitism

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

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