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Light Environment Interacts with Visual Displays in a Species-Specific Manner in Multimodal-Signaling Wolf Spiders
Light Environment Interacts with Visual Displays in a Species-Specific Manner in Multimodal-Signaling Wolf Spiders
Light availability is highly variable, yet predictable, over various timescales and is expected to play an important role ...
Niche Specificity, Polygeny, and Pleiotropy in Herbivorous Insects
Niche Specificity, Polygeny, and Pleiotropy in Herbivorous Insects
What causes host use specificity in herbivorous insects? Population genetic models predict specialization when habitat pre...
The Geography of Sexual Conflict: A Synthetic Review
The Geography of Sexual Conflict: A Synthetic Review
Sexual conflict is a mechanism of selection driven by the divergent fitness interests between females and males. This disa...
Demographic Basis of Spatially Structured Fluctuations in a Threespine Stickleback Metapopulation
Demographic Basis of Spatially Structured Fluctuations in a Threespine Stickleback Metapopulation
Uncovering the demographic basis of population fluctuations is a central goal of population biology. This is particularly ...
Learning from Our Study Organisms about Sexual Selection: Lessons from the Ocellated Wrasse
Learning from Our Study Organisms about Sexual Selection: Lessons from the Ocellated Wrasse
Sexual selection is a powerful force shaping not only the details but also the breadth of what we see in nature. Yet so mu...
Female Reproductive Fluid Increases the Opportunities for Postmating Sexual Selection by Prolonging the Egg Fertilization Window
Female Reproductive Fluid Increases the Opportunities for Postmating Sexual Selection by Prolonging the Egg Fertilization Window
Female reproductive fluid (the fluid that surrounds the eggs) has attracted increasing attention for its role in fertiliza...
Pyrophilic Plants Respond to Postfire Soil Conditions in a Frequently Burned Longleaf Pine Savanna
Pyrophilic Plants Respond to Postfire Soil Conditions in a Frequently Burned Longleaf Pine Savanna
Fire-plant feedbacks engineer recurrent fires in pyrophilic ecosystems like savannas. The mechanisms sustaining these feed...
The Effect of Brief or Prolonged Bouts of Winning or Losing Male-Male Contests on Plasticity in Sexually Selected Traits
The Effect of Brief or Prolonged Bouts of Winning or Losing Male-Male Contests on Plasticity in Sexually Selected Traits
Fight outcomes often affect male fitness by determining their access to mates. Thus, “winner-loser” effects, where winners...
Generation Time in Stage-Structured Populations under Fluctuating Environments
Generation Time in Stage-Structured Populations under Fluctuating Environments
A common measure of generation time is the average distance between two recruitment events along a genetic lineage. In pop...
How Female-Female Competition Affects Male-Male Competition: Insights into Postcopulatory Sexual Selection from Socially Polyandrous Species
How Female-Female Competition Affects Male-Male Competition: Insights into Postcopulatory Sexual Selection from Socially Polyandrous Species
Sexual selection is a major driver of trait variation, and the intensity of male competition for mating opportunities has ...
Familia, Comunidad y Maestros: How I Became a Latina Science Professor
Familia, Comunidad y Maestros: How I Became a Latina Science Professor
People of Mexican origin in the United States have long experienced discrimination in wages, housing, and schooling, which...
Nanocellulose from agro-waste: a comprehensive review of extraction methods and applications
Nanocellulose from agro-waste: a comprehensive review of extraction methods and applications
Agro-based wastes contain significant quantities of cellulosic materials from which nanocellulose can be extracted using v...
Annual Schedule Adjustment by a Long-Distance Migratory Bird
Annual Schedule Adjustment by a Long-Distance Migratory Bird
Matching the timing of annual cycle events with the required resources can have crucial consequences for individual fitnes...
Host Phenology Can Select for Multiple Stable Parasite Virulence Strategies in Obligate Killer Parasites
Host Phenology Can Select for Multiple Stable Parasite Virulence Strategies in Obligate Killer Parasites
The timing of seasonal host activity, or host phenology, is an important driver of parasite transmission dynamics and evol...
Temperate Zone Isolation by Climate: An Extension of Janzen’s 1967 Hypothesis
Temperate Zone Isolation by Climate: An Extension of Janzen’s 1967 Hypothesis
One of the most stunning patterns of the distribution of life on Earth is the latitudinal biodiversity gradient. In an inf...
Large Mammals Have More Powerful Antibacterial Defenses Than Expected from Their Metabolic Rates
Large Mammals Have More Powerful Antibacterial Defenses Than Expected from Their Metabolic Rates
Terrestrial mammals span seven orders of magnitude in body size, ranging from the <2-g Etruscan pygmy shrew (Suncus etr...
Spatial Structure within Root Systems Moderates Stability of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Mutualism and Plant-Soil Feedbacks
Spatial Structure within Root Systems Moderates Stability of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Mutualism and Plant-Soil Feedbacks
The persistence of mutualisms is paradoxical, as there are fitness incentives for exploitation. This is particularly true ...
Selection and Admixture in a Polytypic Aposematic Frog
Selection and Admixture in a Polytypic Aposematic Frog
Phenotypic differentiation within polytypic species is often attributed to selection, particularly when selection might be...
Plumage Balances Camouflage and Thermoregulation in Horned Larks (Eremophila alpestris)
Plumage Balances Camouflage and Thermoregulation in Horned Larks (Eremophila alpestris)
Animal coloration serves many biological functions and must therefore balance potentially competing selective pressures. F...
Dimensionality and Modularity of Adaptive Variation: Divergence in Threespine Stickleback from Diverse Environments
Dimensionality and Modularity of Adaptive Variation: Divergence in Threespine Stickleback from Diverse Environments
Populations are subjected to diverse environmental conditions that affect fitness and induce evolutionary or plastic respo...
Insights into the defensive mechanism of bioleaching microorganisms under extreme environmental copper stress
Insights into the defensive mechanism of bioleaching microorganisms under extreme environmental copper stress
As the demand for metal resources increases and the quality and availability of rich ore resources decline, the focus is s...
Fitness Costs of Female Competition Linked to Resource Defense and Relatedness of Competitors
Fitness Costs of Female Competition Linked to Resource Defense and Relatedness of Competitors
Female reproductive success is often limited by access to resources, and this can lead to social competition both within a...
High Investment in Reproduction Is Associated with Reduced Life Span in Dogs
High Investment in Reproduction Is Associated with Reduced Life Span in Dogs
Prominent differences in aging among and within species present an evolutionary puzzle. The theories proposed to explain e...
Evolution of a Mosquito’s Hatching Behavior to Match Its Human-Provided Habitat
Evolution of a Mosquito’s Hatching Behavior to Match Its Human-Provided Habitat
A subspecies of the yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, has recently evolved to specialize in biting and living alongsid...
Unequal Reproduction Early in a Social Transition: Insights from Invasive Wasps
Unequal Reproduction Early in a Social Transition: Insights from Invasive Wasps
In eusocial insects, nestmate queens can differ in their reproductive output, causing asymmetries in the distribution of m...
A critical review on natural surfactants and their potential for sustainable mineral flotation
A critical review on natural surfactants and their potential for sustainable mineral flotation
The transition of the mineral processing sectors, which depend mainly on various petroleum-origin chemicals, to the green ...