July 8, 2017

Recent Papers on Ecosystem Ecology

Fear Mediates Trophic Cascades: Nonconsumptive Effects of Predators Drive Aquatic Ecosystem Function
Crasso Paulo B. Breviglieri, Paulo S. Oliveira, and Gustavo Q. Romero
Lay summaryhttp://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayBrevigl.html
"Terrestrial predators influence aquatic ecosystems"

Countdown to 150, Open Access
A Modest Proposal for Unifying Macroevolution and Ecosystem Ecology
Matthew W. Pennell and Mary I. O’Connor

Longer Food Chains in Pelagic Ecosystems: Trophic Energetics of Animal Body Size and Metabolic Efficiency
Richard McGarvey, Natalie Dowling, and Joel E. Cohen

Complexity Increases Predictability in Allometrically Constrained Food Webs
Alison C. Iles and Mark Novak

A General, Synthetic Model for Predicting Biodiversity Gradients from Environmental Geometry
Kevin Gross and Andrew Snyder-Beattie
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctGross.html

The Evolutionary Legacy of Diversification Predicts Ecosystem Function
Benjamin Yguel, Hervé Jactel, Ian S. Pearse, Daniel Moen, Marten Winter, Joaquin Hortal, Matthew R. Helmus, Ingolf Kühn, Sandrine Pavoine, Oliver Purschke, Evan Weiher, Cyrille Violle, Wim Ozinga, Martin Brändle, Igor Bartish, and Andreas Prinzing
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctYguel.html

Recent Papers on Mutualism

Natural History Note
Ants at Plant Wounds: A Little-Known Trophic Interaction with Evolutionary Implications for Ant-Plant Interactions
Michael Staab, Felix Fornoff, Alexandra-Maria Klein, and Nico Blüthgen
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/SepStaab-A.html

Natural History Note, Open Access
Bees without Flowers: Before Peak Bloom, Diverse Native Bees Find Insect-Produced Honeydew Sugars

Joan M. Meiners, Terry L. Griswold, David J. Harris, and S. K. Morgan Ernest
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugMeiners.html

Countdown to 150, Open Access

Open Access
Three’s a Crowd: Trade-Offs between Attracting Pollinators and Ant Bodyguards with Nectar Rewards in Turnera
Emily M. Dutton, Elaine Y. Luo, Adam R. Cembrowski, Joel S. Shore, and Megan E. Frederickson

Natural History Note
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecSchwab.html

Natural History Note
Selene Báez, David A. Donoso, Simon A. Queenborough, Liliana Jaramillo, Renato Valencia, and Olivier Dangles

Natural History Note
Flávia Delgado Santana, Fabricio Beggiato Baccaro, and Flávia Regina Capellotto Costa1

Andrew J. Bibian, Jennifer A. Rudgers, and Tom E. X. Miller

Samuel Venner, Aurélie Siberchicot, Pierre-François Pélisson, Eliane Schermer, Marie-Claude Bel-Venner, Manuel Nicolas, François Débias, Vincent Miele, Sandrine Sauzet, Vincent Boulanger, and Sylvain Delzon

Hafiz Maherali, Brad Oberle, Peter F. Stevens, William K. Cornwell, and Daniel J. McGlinn

Natural History Note

Recent Papers on Host/Pathogen Interactions

“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

The Role of the Environment in the Evolution of Tolerance and Resistance to a Pathogen
Michael Zeller and Jacob C. Koella

Open Access
Quantitative Genetic Variation in, and Environmental Effects on, Pathogen Resistance and Temperature-Dependent Disease Severity in a Wild Trout
Paul Vincent Debes, Riho Gross, and Anti Vasemägi
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugDebes.html

Open Access
Population Density, Not Host Competence, Drives Patterns of Disease in an Invaded Community
Catherine L. Searle, Michael H. Cortez, Katherine K. Hunsberger, Dylan C. Grippi, Isabella A. Oleksy, Clara L. Shaw, Solanus B. de la Serna, Chloe L. Lash, Kailash L. Dhir, and Meghan A. Duffy
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/NovSearle.html

Patterns of Specificity of the Pathogen Escovopsis across the Fungus-Growing Ant Symbiosis
Stephanie S. L. Birnbaum and Nicole M. Gerardo

Fine-Scale Spatial Covariation between Infection Prevalence and Susceptibility in a Natural Population
Amanda K. Gibson, Jukka Jokela, and Curtis M. Lively

Recent Papers in Biogeography

The Implications of Eco-Evolutionary Processes for the Emergence of Marine Plankton Community Biogeography
Boris Sauterey, Ben Ward, Jonathan Rault, Chris Bowler and David Claessen
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulySauterey.html

Sixty-Five Million Years of Change in Temperature and Topography Explain Evolutionary History in Eastern North American Plethodontid Salamanders
Richard Barnes and Adam Thomas Clark
Lay summaryhttp://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyBarnes.html

Historical Comment, Open Access“Latitudinal Gradients in Species Diversity”: Reflections on Pianka’s 1966 Article and a Look Forward
Douglas W. Schemske and Gary G. Mittelbach

Antonin Machac and Catherine H. Graham 

Natural History Note
Discovery of a Giant Chameleon-Like Lizard (Anolis) on Hispaniola and Its Significance to Understanding Replicated Adaptive Radiations
D. Luke Mahler, Shea M. Lambert, Anthony J. Geneva, Julienne Ng, S. Blair Hedges, Jonathan B. Losos, and Richard E. Glor
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/SepMahler.html

Huijie Qiao, Erin E. Saupe, Jorge Soberón, A. Townsend Peterson, and Corinne E. Myers

Recent Papers on Macroevolution

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. --Trish

The Evolution of Energetic Scaling across the Vertebrate Tree of Life

Josef C. Uyeda, Matthew W. Pennell, Eliot T. Miller, Rafael Maia, and Craig R. McClain

Natural History Note
Natural History Constrains the Macroevolution of Foot Morphology in European Plethodontid Salamanders

Dean C. Adams, Dana Korneisel, Morgan Young, and Annamaria Nistri
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugAdams.html

Countdown to 150, Open Access
A Modest Proposal for Unifying Macroevolution and Ecosystem Ecology
Matthew W. Pennell and Mary I. O’Connor

Open Access, Synthesis
The Case of the Missing Ancient Fungal Polyploids
Matthew A. Campbell, Austen R. D. Ganley, Toni Gabaldón, and Murray P. Cox
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecCampbell.html

Micro- and Macroevolutionary Trade-Offs in Plant-Feeding Insects
Daniel A. Peterson,, Nate B. Hardy, and Benjamin B. Normark
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecPeterson.html

Impacts of Niche Breadth and Dispersal Ability on Macroevolutionary Patterns
Huijie Qiao, Erin E. Saupe, Jorge Soberón, A. Townsend Peterson, and Corinne E. Myers
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugQiao.html

Open Access
Including Fossils in Phylogenetic Climate Reconstructions: A Deep Time Perspective on the Climatic Niche Evolution and Diversification of Spiny Lizards (Sceloporus)
A. Michelle Lawing, P. David Polly, Diana K. Hews, and Emília P. Martins
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugLawing.html

Open Access, Countdown to 150
Eric F. LoPresti and Marjorie G. Weber