June 20, 2018

Syntheses and Perspectives

The Synthesis and Perspectives section publishes visionary re-evaluations designed to move fields of ecology, evolution, and behavior forward.

Fifty Years of Mountain Passes: A Perspective on Dan Janzen’s Classic Article
Kimberly S. Sheldon, Raymond B. Huey, Michael Kaspari, and Nathan J. Sanders

Open Access
Coupling, Reinforcement, and Speciation
Roger K. Butlin and Carole M. Smadja

Theoretical Approaches in Evolutionary Ecology: Environmental Feedback as a Unifying Perspective
Sébastien Lion
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanLion.html

Mechanisms of Assortative Mating in Speciation with Gene Flow: Connecting Theory and Empirical Research
Michael Kopp, Maria R. Servedio, Tamra C. Mendelson, Rebecca J. Safran, Rafael L. Rodríguez, Mark E. Hauber, Elizabeth C. Scordato, Laurel B. Symes, Christopher N. Balakrishnan, David M. Zonana, and G. Sander van Doorn

Comparative Analyses of Phenotypic Trait Covariation within and among Populations
Kathryn S. Peiman and Beren W. Robinson
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctPeiman.html

An Ecological Perspective on Sleep Disruption
Kévin Tougeron and Paul K. Abram
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/SepTougeron.html

Cannibalism and Infectious Disease: Friends or Foes?
Benjamin G. Van Allen, Forrest P. Dillemuth, Andrew J. Flick, Matthew J. Faldyn, David R. Clark, Volker H. W. Rudolf, and Bret D. Elderd
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/SepVanAllen.html

Open Access
Predicting Responses to Contemporary Environmental Change Using Evolutionary Response Architectures
Rachael A. Bay, Noah Rose, Rowan Barrett, Louis Bernatchez, Cameron K. Ghalambor, Jesse R. Lasky, Rachel B. Brem, Stephen R. Palumbi, and Peter Ralph 

Open Access
Fundamental Theorems of Evolution,
 David C. Queller

Shaping the Latitudinal Diversity Gradient: New Perspectives from a Synthesis of Paleobiology and Biogeography, 
David Jablonski, Shan Huang, Kaustuv Roy, and James W. Valentine

Open Access
The Case of the Missing Ancient Fungal Polyploids
Matthew A. Campbell, Austen R. D. Ganley, Toni Gabaldón, and Murray P. Cox

Open Access
Finding the Genomic Basis of Local Adaptation: Pitfalls, Practical Solutions, and Future Directions 
Sean Hoban, Joanna L. Kelley, Katie E. Lotterhos, Michael F. Antolin, Gideon Bradburd, David B. Lowry, Mary L. Poss, Laura K. Reed, Andrew Storfer, and Michael C. Whitlock

See  http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/journals/an/instruct for details and submission instructions. A short proposal is required for Syntheses and Perspectives; it will be given full and constructive attention.

June 19, 2018


Recent Papers

Nicolas Azaña Schnedler-Meyer, Simone Pigolotti, and Patrizio Mariani

Open Access
Jeremy J. Heath, Patrick Abbot, and John O. Stireman III

Raisa Hernández-Pacheco and Ulrich K. Steiner

Open Access
John N. Thompson, Christopher Schwind, and Magne Friberg

Open Access

Open Access
Antonin Machac and Catherine H. Graham

Jesualdo A. Fuentes-G., Elizabeth A. Housworth, Ashley Weber, and Emília P. Martins

Benjamin Yguel, Hervé Jactel, Ian S. Pearse, Daniel Moen, Marten Winter, Joaquin Hortal, Matthew R. Helmus, Ingolf Kühn, Sandrine Pavoine, Oliver Purschke, Evan Weiher, Cyrille Violle, Wim Ozinga, Martin Brändle, Igor Bartish, and Andreas Prinzing


Recent Papers on Physiology

Oxygen Limitation at the Larval Stage and the Evolution of Maternal Investment per Offspring in Aquatic Environments
Njal Rollinson and Locke Rowe
Lay summary: http://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayRollinson.html

A Dynamic State Model of Migratory Behavior and Physiology to Assess the Consequences of Environmental Variation and Anthropogenic Disturbance on Marine Vertebrates
Enrico Pirotta, Marc Mangel, Daniel P. Costa, Bruce Mate, Jeremy A. Goldbogen, Daniel M. Palacios, Luis A. Hückstädt, Elizabeth A. McHuron, Lisa Schwarz, and Leslie New
Lay summary: http://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/FebPirotta.html

Thermoregulatory Behavior Simultaneously Promotes and Forestalls Evolution in a Tropical Lizard
Martha M. Muñoz and Jonathan B. Losos
Lay summary: http://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanMunoz.html

Sex-Dependent Phenological Plasticity in an Arctic Hibernator
Cory T. Williams, C. Loren Buck, Michael J. Sheriff, Melanie M. Richter, Jesse S. Krause, and Brian M. Barnes
Lay summary: http://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecWilliams.html

Open Access
Will Invertebrates Require Increasingly Carbon-Rich Food in a Warming World?
Thomas R. Anderson, Dag O. Hessen, Maarten Boersma, Jotaro Urabe, and Daniel J. Mayor
Lay summary: http://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecAnderson.html

A Physiological Signature of the Cost of Reproduction Associated with Parental Care
Melinda A. Fowler and Tony D. Williams
Lay summary: http://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecFowler.html

The Rate of Seasonal Changes in Temperature Alters Acclimation of Performance under Climate Change
Viktor Nilsson-Örtman and Frank Johansson
Lay summaryhttp://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecNilsOrt.html

An Ecological Perspective on Sleep Disruption
Kévin Tougeron and Paul K. Abram
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/SepTougeron.html

The Evolution of Energetic Scaling across the Vertebrate Tree of Life
Josef C. Uyeda, Matthew W. Pennell, Eliot T. Miller, Rafael Maia, and Craig R. McClain

Specialization to Extremely Low-Nutrient Soils Limits the Nutritional Adaptability of Plant Lineages
G. Anthony Verboom, William D. Stock, and Michael D. Cramer
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JuneVerboom.html

Trophic Strategies of Unicellular Plankton
Subhendu Chakraborty, Lasse Tor Nielsen, and Ken H. Andersen

Hormonally Mediated Increases in Sex-Biased Gene Expression Accompany the Breakdown of Between-Sex Genetic Correlations in a Sexually Dimorphic Lizard

Robert M. Cox, Christian L. Cox, Joel W. McGlothlin, Daren C. Card, Audra L. Andrew, and Todd A. Castoe

Natural History Note
Age-Dependent Modulation of Songbird Summer Feather Molt by Temporal and Functional Constraints
Yosef Kiat, and Nir Sapir
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/FebKiat.html

The Size Dependence of Phytoplankton Growth Rates: A Trade-Off between Nutrient Uptake and Metabolism
Ben A. Ward, Emilio Marañón, Boris Sauterey, Jonathan Rault, and David Claessen

Testing the Aerobic Model for the Evolution of Endothermy: Implications of Using Present Correlations to Infer Past Evolution
Roberto F. Nespolo and Derek A. Roff

Large Brains, Small Guts: The Expensive Tissue Hypothesis Supported within Anurans
Wen Bo Liao, Shang Ling Lou, Yu Zeng, and Alexander Kotrschal
Lay summaryhttp://amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecLiao.html

Open Access
Synergism and Antagonism of Proximate Mechanisms Enable and Constrain the Response to Simultaneous Selection on Body Size and Development Time: An Empirical Test Using Experimental Evolution
Goggy Davidowitz, Derek Roff, and H. Frederik Nijhout
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/NovDavidowitz.html

Energetic Physiology Mediates Individual Optimization of Breeding Phenology in a Migratory Arctic Seabird
Holly L. Hennin, Jöel Bêty, Pierre Legagneux, H. Grant Gilchrist, Tony D. Williams, and Oliver P. Love
Lay summaryhttp://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctHennin.html

Multiscale Evaluation of Thermal Dependence in the Glucocorticoid Response of Vertebrates
Tim S. Jessop, Meagan L. Lane, Luisa Teasdale, Devi Stuart-Fox, Robbie S. Wilson, Vincent Careau, and Ignacio T. Moore

Arboreal Folivores Limit Their Energetic Output, All the Way to Slothfulness
Jonathan N. Pauli, M. Zachariah Peery, Emily D. Fountain, and William H. Karasov
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugPauli.html

Foraging Activity Pattern Is Shaped by Water Loss Rates in a Diurnal Desert Rodent
Ofir Levy, Tamar Dayan, Warren P. Porter, and Noga Kronfeld-Schor

Reptile Embryos Lack the Opportunity to Thermoregulate by Moving within the Egg
Rory S. Telemeco, Eric J. Gangloff, Gerardo A. Cordero, Timothy S. Mitchell, Brooke L. Bodensteiner, Kaitlyn G. Holden, Sarah M. Mitchell, Rebecca L. Polich, and Fredric J. Janzen

Longer Food Chains in Pelagic Ecosystems: Trophic Energetics of Animal Body Size and Metabolic Efficiency
Richard McGarvey, Natalie Dowling, and Joel E. Cohen