July 14, 2016

New & Forthcoming Papers in Behavioral Ecology

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 some papers by topic from the new and forthcoming issues. Here are some from July, August, and September 2016.--Trish

Choosy cannibals preferentially consume siblings with relatively low fitness prospects

Matthew B. Dugas, Larkin McCormack, Alice Gadau, and Ryan A. Martin

Communication value of mistakes in dark-eyed junco song

André C. Ferreira, Jonathan W. Atwell, Danielle J. Whittaker, Ellen D. Ketterson, and Gonçalo C. Cardoso
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/SepFerreira.html

Absolute vs. relative assessments of individual status in status-dependent strategies under stochastic environments

Yuuya Tachiki and Itsuro Koizumi

Predictably philandering females prompt poor paternal provisioning

Julia Schroeder, Yu-Hsun Hsu, Isabel Winney, Mirre Simons, Shinichi Nakagawa, and Terry Burke
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugSchroeder.html

Escape distance in ground-nesting birds differs with individual level of camouflage

Jared K. Wilson-Aggarwal, Jolyon T. Troscianko, Martin Stevens, and Claire N. Spottiswoode
Natalie Pilakouta, Cerian Halford, Rita Rácz, and Per T. Smiseth

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