May 11, 2018

Niches

Recent Papers in Niche Evolution and Ecology

The Role of Pleiotropy in the Evolutionary Maintenance of Positive Niche Construction
Rebecca H. Chisholm, Brian D. Connelly, Benjamin Kerr, and Mark M. Tanaka
Abstract: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyChisholm-A.html

Frequency Dependence and Ecological Drift Shape Coexistence of Species with Similar Niches
Erik I. Svensson, Miguel A. Gómez-Llano, Anais Rivas Torres, and Hanna M. Bensch
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JuneSvensson.html

Testing Range-Limit Hypotheses Using Range-Wide Habitat Suitability and Occupancy for the Scarlet Monkeyflower (Erythranthe cardinalis)
Amy L. Angert, Matthew Bayly, Seema N. Sheth, and John R. Paul
Abstract: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarAngert-A.html

Toward a Mechanistic Understanding of Thermal Niche Partitioning
Daniel J. Smith and Priyanga Amarasekare
Abstract: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarSmith-A.html

Life-History Traits Evolved Jointly with Climatic Niche and Disturbance Regime in the Genus Leucadendron (Proteaceae)
Jeanne Tonnabel, Frank M. Schurr, Florian Boucher, Wilfried Thuiller, Julien Renaud, Emmanuel J. P. Douzery, and Ophélie Ronce
Abstract: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/FebTonnabel-A.html

Toward a Periodic Table of Niches, or Exploring the Lizard Niche Hypervolume
Eric R. Pianka, Laurie J. Vitt, Nicolás Pelegrin, Daniel B. Fitzgerald, and Kirk O. Winemiller
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/NovPianka.html

Microhabitat and Climatic Niche Change Explain Patterns of Diversification among Frog Families
Daniel S. Moen and John J. Wiens
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyMoen.html

Open Access
A Parent-Offspring Trade-Off Limits the Evolution of an Ontogenetic Niche Shift
Hanna ten Brink and André M. de Roos
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyTenBrink.html

Open Access
Including Fossils in Phylogenetic Climate Reconstructions: A Deep Time Perspective on the Climatic Niche Evolution and Diversification of Spiny Lizards (Sceloporus)
A. Michelle Lawing, P. David Polly, Diana K. Hews, and Emília P. Martins
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugLawing.html

Impacts of Niche Breadth and Dispersal Ability on Macroevolutionary Patterns
Huijie Qiao, Erin E. Saupe, Jorge Soberón, A. Townsend Peterson, and Corinne E. Myers
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugQiao.html

May 10, 2018

Community Ecology

Recent Papers in Community Ecology

Multivariate Climate Change Can Favor Large Herbivore Body Size in Food Webs
Lauren M. Smith-Ramesh, Adam E. Rosenblatt, and Oswald J. Schmitz
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarSmthRmsh.html

Open Access
Adaptive Divergence in a Defense Symbiosis Driven from the Top Down
Jeremy J. Heath, Patrick Abbot, and John O. Stireman III
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyHeath.html

Frequency Dependence and Ecological Drift Shape Coexistence of Species with Similar Niches
Erik I. Svensson, Miguel A. Gómez-Llano, Anais Rivas Torres, and Hanna M. Bensch
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JuneSvensson.html

Eco-Evolutionary Buffering: Rapid Evolution Facilitates Regional Species Coexistence despite Local Priority Effects
Meike J. Wittmann and Tadashi Fukami
Abstract: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JuneWittmann-A.html

Note
Tipping Points in Resource Abundance Drive Irreversible Changes in Community Structure
Seth D. Haney and Adam M. Siepielski
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayHaney.html

Species Pool Functional Diversity Plays a Hidden Role in Generating β-Diversity
Christopher J. Patrick and Bryan L. Brown
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayPatrick.html

Neutral Community Dynamics and the Evolution of Species Interactions
Marco Túlio P. Coelho and Thiago F. Rangel
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AprCoelho.html

Symposium
Partitioning the Effects of Eco-Evolutionary Feedbacks on Community Stability
Swati Patel, Michael H. Cortez, and Sebastian J. Schreiber
Abstract: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarPatel.html

Symposium
Evolution in a Community Context: Trait Responses to Multiple Species Interactions
Casey P. terHorst, Peter C. Zee, Katy D. Heath, Thomas E. Miller, Abigail I. Pastore, Swati Patel, Sebastian J. Schreiber, Michael J. Wade, and Matthew R. Walsh
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/Mar-terHorst.html

Patterns of Local Community Composition Are Linked to Large-Scale Diversification and Dispersal of Clades
John J. Wiens
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/FebWiens.html

Multispecies Coexistence without Diffuse Competition; or, Why Phylogenetic Signal and Trait Clustering Weaken Coexistence
Simon Maccracken Stump
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugStump.html

Plant Size and Competitive Dynamics along Nutrient Gradients
Deborah E. Goldberg, Jason P. Martina, Kenneth J. Elgersma, and William S. Currie

Decreasing Stoichiometric Resource Quality Drives Compensatory Feeding across Trophic Levels in Tropical Litter Invertebrate Communities
Malte Jochum, Andrew D. Barnes, David Ott, Birgit Lang, Bernhard Klarner, Achmad Farajallah, Stefan Scheu, and Ulrich Brose
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyJochum.html

Network Structure and Selection Asymmetry Drive Coevolution in Species-Rich Antagonistic Interactions
Cecilia S. Andreazzi, John N. Thompson, and Paulo R. Guimarães Jr.
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyAndreazzi.html

The Implications of Eco-Evolutionary Processes for the Emergence of Marine Plankton Community Biogeography
Boris Sauterey, Ben Ward, Jonathan Rault, Chris Bowler, and David Claessen
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulySauterey.html

Note, Open Access
Ecological Pleiotropy Suppresses the Dynamic Feedback Generated by a Rapidly Changing Trait
John P. DeLong
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayDeLong.html

American Society of Naturalists Address
The Ecological Dynamics of Natural Selection: Traits and the Coevolution of Community Structure
Mark A. McPeek
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayMcPeek.html


Natural History Note
Renée A. Duckworth and Georgy A. Semenov

Kristin Precoda, Andrew P. Allen, Liesl Grant, and Joshua S. Madin


Open Access
Remi Vergnon, Mark K. J. Ooi, and Robert P. Freckleton

Jahnavi Joshi, Anupama Prakash, and Krushnamegh Kunte

In Memoriam, Open Access: 
Brian R. Silliman, Peter Kareiva, and Catherine A. Pfister

Rudolf P. Rohr, Serguei Saavedra, Guadalupe Peralta, Carol M. Frost, Louis-Félix Bersier, Jordi Bascompte, and Jason M. Tylianakis

Morphology

Recent Papers in Morphology

Branch Thinning and the Large-Scale, Self-Similar Structure of Trees
Lars Hellström, Linus Carlsson, Daniel S. Falster, Mark Westoby, and Åke Brännström
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyHellstroem.html


Morph-Specific Patterns of Reproductive Senescence: Connections to Discrete Reproductive Strategies
Andrea S. Grunst, Melissa L. Grunst, Vince A. Formica, Marisa L. Korody, Adam M. Betuel, Margarida Barcelo-Serra, Sarah Ford, Rusty A. Gonser, and Elaina M. Tuttle
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JuneGrunst.html


Leaf Form Evolution in Viburnum Parallels Variation within Individual Plants
Elizabeth L. Spriggs, Samuel B. Schmerler, Erika J. Edwards, and Michael J. Donoghue

Sex-Specific Heterogeneity in Fixed Morphological Traits Influences Individual Fitness in a Monogamous Bird Population
Floriane Plard, Susanne Schindler, Raphaël Arlettaz, and Michael Schaub
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanPlard.html

Note
Resemblance to the Enemy’s Eyes Underlies the Intimidating Effect of Eyespots
Karin Kjernsmo and Sami Merilaita
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctKjernsmo.html

Meredith L. Cenzer

Predator Perspective Drives Geographic Variation in Frequency-Dependent Polymorphism
Iris A. Holmes, Maggie R. Grundler, and Alison R. Davis Rabosky

Natural History Note
Dean C. Adams, Dana Korneisel, Morgan Young, and Annamaria Nistri

Natural History Note
A Sea Scorpion’s Strike: New Evidence of Extreme Lateral Flexibility in the Opisthosoma of Eurypterids
W. Scott Persons IV and John Acorn
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyPersons.html

How Parallel Is Parallel Evolution? A Comparative Analysis in Fishes
Krista B. Oke, Gregor Rolshausen, Caroline LeBlond, and Andrew P. Hendry
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyOke.html

Evolutionary Determinants of Morphological Polymorphism in Colonial Animals
Carl Simpson, Jeremy B. C. Jackson, and Amalia Herrera-Cubilla

Natural History Note
The Hawk-Eyed Songbird: Retinal Morphology, Eye Shape, and Visual Fields of an Aerial Insectivore
Luke P. Tyrrell and Esteban Fernández-Juricic

Clines Arc through Multivariate Morphospace
Brian K. Lohman, Daniel Berner, and Daniel I. Bolnick

Color Change for Thermoregulation versus Camouflage in Free-Ranging Lizards
Kathleen R. Smith, Viviana Cadena, John A. Endler, Michael R. Kearney, Warren P. Porter, and Devi Stuart-Fox
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecSmith.html

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

Natural History Note
Behavioral Plasticity and the Origins of Novelty: The Evolution of the Rattlesnake Rattle
Bradley C. Allf, Paul A. P. Durst, and David W. Pfennig
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctAllf.html