October 7, 2013

TW3* 10/7 (Trish)


If meerkats can make better group decisions, so can we

After a depressing week of the U.S. Government in stalemate, National Geographic thought there was some good advice in an article in the November issue, "Swarm Intelligence: When Uncertainty Meets Conflict" by Larissa Conradt, Christian List and Timothy J. Roper

PR: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/NovConradt.html

(Credit: The Kalahari Meerkat Project, © Evelyne Zehntner)


In Nature News: 


"Tahitian gender-bending bug avoids stabbing sex: Adaptations keep closely related species from traumatic interbreeding."  http://www.nature.com/news/tahitian-gender-bending-bug-avoids-stabbing-sex-1.13571

On Tatarnic and Chassis in the October Issue:
PR: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctTatarnic.html
MS: http://www.jstor.org/stable/info/10.1086/671931

http://phys.org/news/2013-09-sexes-rearranging-genitals-tahitian-bugs.html

Advice on how to write a Cover Letter from Nature Methods

http://blogs.nature.com/methagora/2013/09/how-to-write-a-cover-letter.html

When reading this advice, do substitute whatever niche the journal you are submitting to fills for the word "methods." For us, substitute our niche for the word "methods"--conceptual unification, changing the mind of the reader about a topic, and interest to a readership that stretches across ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavior.

* That Was the Week that Was


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