July 21, 2016

New Papers in Evolutionary Dynamics

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. Here are some from July, August, and September 2016.--Trish

“Does genetic variation maintained by environmental heterogeneity facilitate adaptation to novel selection?”

Yuheng Huang, Ivan Tran, and Aneil F. Agrawal


“Evolutionary stability of jointly evolving traits in subdivided populations”

Charles Mullon, Laurent Keller, and Laurent Lehmann


“The influence of evolution on population spread through patchy landscapes”

Jennifer L. Williams, Robin E. Snyder, and Jonathan M. Levine


“How the magnitude of prey genetic variation alters predator-prey eco-evolutionary dynamics”

Michael H. Cortez

July 18, 2016

Conservation Biology in Am Nat


There's a flyer in the exhibits (UChicago Press) at #NACB2016 inviting submissions--part of an on-going project to let people know that our niche is conceptual unification but our topics are broad.

The American Naturalist invites submissions that address broad, novel, and conceptually oriented issues and methods in conservation, global change, and restoration.

Recent high-profile titles in these fields have included:

Founded in 1867, The American Naturalist is an international journal dedicated to conceptual unification in the biological sciences. We publish Primary Research with either an empirical or theoretical focus. We especially welcome novel, conceptually oriented Syntheses and Perspectives, as well as Natural History reports. We are seeking papers whose impact extends well beyond the focal system.


Presubmission inquiries are welcome.

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