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


Advice on how to write a Cover Letter from Nature Methods


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