October 7, 2016

Recent Papers on Macroevolution

Though we like to think that readers check out the range of articles that appear in Am Nat, we also thought it would be helpful to organize papers posted ahead of print and in recent issues by topic. --Trish

Open Access, Synthesis
The Case of the Missing Ancient Fungal Polyploids
Matthew A. Campbell, Austen R. D. Ganley, Toni Gabaldón, and Murray P. Cox
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecCampbell.html

Micro- and Macroevolutionary Trade-Offs in Plant-Feeding Insects
Daniel A. Peterson,, Nate B. Hardy, and Benjamin B. Normark
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecPeterson.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

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

Open Access, Countdown to 150
Eric F. LoPresti and Marjorie G. Weber

September 8, 2016

Recent Papers in Reproductive Evolution

Though we like to think that readers check out the range of articles that appear in Am Nat, we also thought it would be helpful to organize papers posted ahead of print and in recent issues by topic.

Effects of Prior Contest Experience and Contest Outcome on Female Reproductive Decisions and Offspring Fitness
Natalie Pilakouta, Cerian Halford, Rita Rácz, and Per T. Smiseth
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/SepPilakouta.html

Tissue Specificity and Sex-Specific Regulatory Variation Permit the Evolution of Sex-Biased Gene Expression
Rebecca Dean and Judith E. Mank

Alternative Reproductive Tactics in Context: How Demography, Ecology, and Behavior Affect Male Mating Success
John T. Rotenberry and Marlene Zuk

How Have Self-Incompatibility Haplotypes Diversified? Generation of New Haplotypes during the Evolution of Self-Incompatibility from Self-CompatibilitySatoki Sakai

Sneaker Males Affect Fighter Male Body Size and Sexual Size Dimorphism in Salmon
Laura K. Weir, Holly K. Kindsvater, Kyle A. Young, and John D. Reynolds
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugWeir.html

Intralocus Sexual Conflict and the Tragedy of the Commons in Seed Beetles
David Berger, Ivain Martinossi-Allibert, Karl Grieshop, Martin I. Lind, Alexei A. Maklakov, and Göran Arnqvist
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctBerger.html

August 5, 2016

Syntheses and Perspectives

Publish in The American Naturalist

Most journals publish reviews. The American Naturalist is the home for authoritative overviews.

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

High-profile Syntheses and Perspectives have included:

Finding the Genomic Basis of Local Adaptation: Pitfalls, Practical Solutions, and Future Directions (Hoban et al., 2016) [Open Access] --coming soon in the October Issue

An Integrative Framework for the Assessment of Coloration in Nature (Kemp et al., 2015) [Open Access]

Coevolution and the Diversification of Life (Hembry et al., 2014)

Dinosaur Energetics: Setting the Bounds on Feasible Physiologies and Ecologies (Clarke, 2013)

Enemies Maintain Hyperdiverse Tropical Forests (Terborgh, 2012)

A Unified Approach to the Evolutionary Consequences of Genetic and Nongenetic Inheritance (Day and Bonduriansky, 2011) [Open Access]

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.

In addition to Syntheses and Perspectives, we publish Primary Research with either an empirical or theoretical focus, as well as Natural History reports. We are seeking papers with a basic orientation whose impact extends well beyond the focal system, and that address broad, novel, and conceptually oriented issues and methods in ecology, evolution and behavior.