The Synthesis and Perspectives section publishes visionary re-evaluations designed to move fields of ecology, evolution, and behavior forward.
An Ecological Perspective on Sleep Disruption
Kévin Tougeron and Paul K. Abram
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/SepTougeron.html
Cannibalism and Infectious Disease: Friends or Foes?
Benjamin G. Van Allen, Forrest P. Dillemuth, Andrew J. Flick, Matthew J. Faldyn, David R. Clark, Volker H. W. Rudolf, and Bret D. Elderd
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/SepVanAllen.html
Predicting Responses to Contemporary Environmental Change Using Evolutionary Response Architectures
Rachael A. Bay, Noah Rose, Rowan Barrett, Louis Bernatchez, Cameron K. Ghalambor, Jesse R. Lasky, Rachel B. Brem, Stephen R. Palumbi, and Peter Ralph
Fundamental Theorems of Evolution, David C. Queller
Shaping the Latitudinal Diversity Gradient: New Perspectives from a Synthesis of Paleobiology and Biogeography, David Jablonski, Shan Huang, Kaustuv Roy, and James W. Valentine
The Case of the Missing Ancient Fungal Polyploids, Matthew A. Campbell, Austen R. D. Ganley, Toni Gabaldón, and Murray P. Cox
Finding the Genomic Basis of Local Adaptation: Pitfalls, Practical Solutions, and Future Directions (Sean Hoban, Joanna L. Kelley, Katie E. Lotterhos, Michael F. Antolin, Gideon Bradburd, David B. Lowry, Mary L. Poss, Laura K. Reed, Andrew Storfer, and Michael C. Whitlock
An Integrative Framework for the Assessment of Coloration in Nature Kemp 2014
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)
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