March 27, 2018

Evolutionary Genetics

Recent Papers 


Artificial Selection to Increase the Phenotypic Variance in gmax Fails
Jacqueline L. Sztepanacz and Mark W. Blows
Lay summaryhttp://amnat.org/an/newpapers/NovSztepanacz.html

Open Access
Modeling Adaptive and Nonadaptive Responses of Populations to Environmental Change
Tim Coulson, Bruce E. Kendall, Julia Barthold, Floriane Plard, Susanne Schindler, Arpat Ozgul, and Jean-Michel Gaillard
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/SepCoulson.html

Most Colorful Example of Genetic Assimilation? Exploring the Evolutionary Destiny of Recurrent Phenotypic Accommodation
Alexander V. Badyaev, Ahva L. Potticary, and Erin S. Morrison
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugBadyaev.html

Epistasis-Induced Evolutionary Plateaus in Selection Responses
Arnaud Le Rouzic and José M. Álvarez-Castro
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecLeRouzic.html

Tissue Specificity and Sex-Specific Regulatory Variation Permit the Evolution of Sex-Biased Gene Expression
Rebecca Dean and Judith E. Mank

How Have Self-Incompatibility Haplotypes Diversified? Generation of New Haplotypes during the Evolution of Self-Incompatibility from Self-Compatibility
Satoki Sakai

Evolutionary Dynamics

RECENT PAPERS

Thermoregulatory Behavior Simultaneously Promotes and Forestalls Evolution in a Tropical Lizard
Martha M. Muñoz and Jonathan B. Losos
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanMunoz.html

The Biased Evolution of Generation Time
Mélissa Verin, Salomé Bourg, Frédéric Menu, and Etienne Rajon
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugVerin.html

How Parallel Is Parallel Evolution? A Comparative Analysis in Fishes
Krista B. Oke, Gregor Rolshausen, Caroline LeBlond, and Andrew P. Hendry
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyOke.html

Extinction Risk and Lack of Evolutionary Rescue under Resource Depletion or Area Reduction
Steinar Engen and Bernt-Erik Sæther

Unexpected Nongenetic Individual Heterogeneity and Trait Covariance in Daphnia and Its Consequences for Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics
Clayton E. Cressler, Stefan Bengtson, and William A. Nelson
Lay summaryhttp://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyCressler.html

Eco-Evolutionary Theory and Insect Outbreaks
David J. Páez, Vanja Dukic, Jonathan Dushoff, Arietta Fleming-Davies, and Greg Dwyer
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JunePaez.html

Open Access
What Kind of Maternal Effects Can Be Selected for in Fluctuating Environments?
Stephen R. Proulx and Henrique Teotónio
Lay summaryhttp://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JuneProulx.html

Open Access, Synthesis
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
Lay summaryhttp://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayBay.html

Open Access
Determining Selection across Heterogeneous Landscapes: A Perturbation-Based Method and Its Application to Modeling Evolution in Space
Jonas Wickman, Sebastian Diehl Bernd Blasius, Christopher A. Klausmeier, Alexey B. Ryabov, and Åke Brännström

Diversity and Coevolutionary Dynamics in High-Dimensional Phenotype Spaces
Michael Doebeli and Iaroslav Ispolatov
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/FebDoebeli.html

Open Access, Synthesis
Fundamental Theorems of Evolution
David C. Queller

Evolution of Thermal Reaction Norms in Seasonally Varying Environments
Priyanga Amarasekare and Christopher Johnson

Open Access
Poison Frog Colors Are Honest Signals of Toxicity, Particularly for Bird Predators
Martine E. Maan and Molly E. Cummings
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanMaan.html

Open Access
Evolution of Inbreeding Avoidance and Inbreeding Preference through Mate Choice among Interacting Relatives
A. Bradley Duthie and Jane M. Reid
Lay summaryhttp://amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecDuthie.html

Epistasis-Induced Evolutionary Plateaus in Selection Responses
Arnaud Le Rouzic and José M. Álvarez-Castro
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecLeRouzic.html

Open Access
The Evolution of Mutual Mate Choice under Direct Benefits
Alexandre Courtiol, Loïc Etienne, Romain Feron, Bernard Godelle, and François Rousset
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/NovCourtiol.html

Adaptive Value and Costs of Physiological Plasticity to Soil Moisture Limitation in Recombinant Inbred Lines of Avena barbata
Hafiz Maherali, Christina M. Caruso, Mark E. Sherrard and Robert G. Latta

“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

Behavioral Ecology

RECENT PAPERS

Learning to Cooperate: The Evolution of Social Rewards in Repeated Interactions
Slimane Dridi and Erol Akçay
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanDridi.html

Seasonal Food Scarcity Prompts Long-Distance Foraging by a Wild Social Bee
Nathaniel S. Pope and Shalene Jha
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanPope.html

Constraints Imposed by a Natural Landscape Override Offspring Fitness Effects to Shape Oviposition Decisions in Wild Forked Fungus Beetles
Corlett W. Wood, Eric W. Wice, Jill del Sol, Sarah Paul, Brian J. Sanderson, and Edmund D. Brodie III

Natural History Note
Local Regulation of Trail Networks of the Arboreal Turtle Ant, Cephalotes goniodontus
Deborah M. Gordon
Lay summaryhttp://amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecGordon.html

Natural History Note
Hybridization Associated with Cycles of Ecological Succession in a Passerine Bird
Renée A. Duckworth and Georgy A. Semenov
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctDuckworth.html

Divorce in an Island Bird Population: Causes, Consequences, and Lack of Inheritance
Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and Céline Teplitsky
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctWhlwrght.html

A Breath of Fresh Air in Foraging Theory: The Importance of Wind for Food Size Selection in a Central-Place Forager
Andrea Marina Alma, Alejandro G. Farji-Brener, and Luciana Elizalde
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/SepAlma.html

Natural History Note
Dramatic Fighting by Male Cuttlefish for a Female Mate
Justine J. Allen, Derya Akkaynak, Alexandra K. Schnell, and Roger T. Hanlon
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyAllen.html

Why Have Multiple Plastic Responses? Interactions between Color Change and Heat Avoidance Behavior in Battus Philenor Larvae
Matthew E. Nielsen and Daniel R. Papaj
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JuneNielsen.html

Natural History Note
A Waterborne Pursuit-Deterrent Signal Deployed by a Sea Urchin
Hannah Sheppard-Brennand, Alistair G. B. Poore, and Symon A. Dworjanyn

Re-Examining the Causes and Meaning of the Risk Allocation Hypothesis
Barney Luttbeg

Timing of Breeding in an Ecologically Trapped Bird
Franck A. Hollander, Nicolas Titeux, Marie-Jeanne Holveck, and Hans Van Dyck
Lay summaryhttp://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayHollander.html

Fitness Consequences of Boldness in Juvenile and Adult Largemouth Bass
Nicholas G. Ballew, Gary G. Mittelbach, and Kim T. Scribner
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AprBallew.html

Social Information on Fear and Food Drives Animal Grouping and Fitness
Michael A. Gil, Zachary Emberts, Harrison Jones, and Colette M. St. Mary
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarGil.html

Behavioral Hypervolumes of Predator Groups and Predator-Predator Interactions Shape Prey Survival Rates and Selection on Prey Behavior
Jonathan N. Pruitt, Kimberly A. Howell, Shaniqua J. Gladney, Yusan Yang, James L. L. Lichtenstein, Michelle Elise Spicer, Sebastian A. Echeverri, and Noa Pinter-Wollman

The Behavioral Type of a Top Predator Drives the Short-Term Dynamic of Intraguild Predation
Radek Michalko and Stano Pekár
Lay summaryhttp://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarMichalko.html

From Individual to Group Territoriality: Competitive Environments Promote the Evolution of Sociality
Markus Port, Oliver Schülke, and Julia Ostner
Lay summaryhttp://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarPort.html

Naive Juveniles Are More Likely to Become Breeders after Witnessing Predator Mobbing
Michael Griesser and Toshitaka N. Suzuki
Lay summaryhttp://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanGriesser.html

Alternative Reproductive Tactics in Context: How Demography, Ecology, and Behavior Affect Male Mating Success
John T. Rotenberry and Marlene Zuk

Natural History Note
Busy Nights: High Seed Dispersal by Crickets in a Neotropical Forest
Flávia Delgado Santana, Fabricio Beggiato Baccaro, and Flávia Regina Capellotto Costa
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/NovSantana.html

Natural History Note
Collective Response of Leaf-Cutting Ants to the Effects of Wind on Foraging Activity
Andrea Marina Alma, Alejandro G. Farji-Brener, and Luciana Elizalde
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/NovAlma.html

Energetic Physiology Mediates Individual Optimization of Breeding Phenology in a Migratory Arctic Seabird
Holly L. Hennin, Jöel Bêty, Pierre Legagneux, H. Grant Gilchrist, Tony D. Williams, and Oliver P. Love
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctHennin.html

Dynamic Range Size Analysis of Territorial Animals: An Optimality Approach
Yun Tao, Luca Börger, and Alan Hastings
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctTao.html

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 summaryhttp://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 summaryhttp://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

Foraging

Recent Papers 

Natural History Note


Kleptoparasitism and Scavenging Can Stabilize Ecosystem Dynamics
Stefano Focardi, Massimo Materassi, Giacomo Innocenti, and Duccio Berzi

A Neutral Model for the Evolution of Diet Breadth
Matthew L. Forister and Stephen H. Jenkins

Joan M. Meiners, Terry L. Griswold, David J. Harris, and S. K. Morgan Ernest

Malte Jochum, Andrew D. Barnes, David Ott, Birgit Lang, Bernhard Klarner, Achmad Farajallah, Stefan Scheu, and Ulrich Brose
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyJochum.html

Natural History Note
The Hawk-Eyed Songbird: Retinal Morphology, Eye Shape, and Visual Fields of an Aerial Insectivore
Luke P. Tyrrell and Esteban Fernández-Juricic

Perceptual Ranges, Information Gathering, and Foraging Success in Dynamic Landscapes
William F. Fagan, Eliezer Gurarie, Sharon Bewick, Allison Howard, Robert Stephen Cantrell, and Chris Cosner

Natural History Note
Collective Response of Leaf-Cutting Ants to the Effects of Wind on Foraging Activity
Andrea Marina Alma, Alejandro G. Farji-Brener, and Luciana Elizalde

Arboreal Folivores Limit Their Energetic Output, All the Way to Slothfulness
Jonathan N. Pauli, M. Zachariah Peery, Emily D. Fountain, and William H. Karasov

Foraging Activity Pattern Is Shaped by Water Loss Rates in a Diurnal Desert Rodent
Ofir Levy, Tamar Dayan, Warren P. Porter, and Noga Kronfeld-Schor

Predator-Prey Interactions

Recent Papers 

Celebrating The American Naturalist at 150, Open Access
Specifying the Harsh Conditions of Life: Resource Competition and Predation in the 1970s
Alita R. Burmeister and Richard E. Lenski

Natural History Note
Venus Flytrap Rarely Traps Its Pollinators
Elsa Youngsteadt, Rebecca E. Irwin, Alison Fowler, Matthew A. Bertone, Sara June Giacomini, Michael Kunz, Dale Suiter, and Clyde E. Sorenson
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AprYngstdt.html

Neglected Patterns of Variation in Phenotypic Plasticity: Age- and Sex-Specific Antipredator Plasticity in a Cichlid Fish
Denis Meuthen, Sebastian A. Baldauf, Theo C. M. Bakker, and Timo Thünken
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AprMeuthen.html

Note
Keystone Individuals Alter Ecological and Evolutionary Consumer-Resource Dynamics
Denon Start
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/FebStart.html

Temporal Variation in Predation Risk May Explain Daily Rhythms of Foraging Behavior in an Orb-Weaving Spider
J. Colton Watts, Thomas C. Jones, Ashley Herrig, Madeleine Miller, and Brigitte Tenhumberg
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanWatts.html

Note, Open Access
Predator Persistence through Variability of Resource Productivity in Tritrophic Systems
Floor H. Soudijn and André M. de Roos

Cannibalism and Intraguild Predation Community Dynamics: Coexistence, Competitive Exclusion, and the Loss of Alternative Stable States
Benjamin J. Toscano, Vincent Hin, and Volker H. W. Rudolf
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/NovToscano.html

Fatal Attraction? Intraguild Facilitation and Suppression among Predators
Kelly J. Sivy, Casey B. Pozzanghera, James B. Grace, and Laura R. Prugh

Note
Resemblance to the Enemy’s Eyes Underlies the Intimidating Effect of Eyespots
Karin Kjernsmo and Sami Merilaita
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctKjernsmo.html

Predator Perspective Drives Geographic Variation in Frequency-Dependent Polymorphism
Iris A. Holmes, Maggie R. Grundler, and Alison R. Davis Rabosky

Predation Risk Reverses the Potential Effects of Warming on Plant-Herbivore Interactions by Altering the Relative Strengths of Trait- and Density-Mediated Interactions
Nathan P. Lemoine
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/SepLemoine.html

When Predators Help Prey Adapt and Persist in a Changing Environment
Matthew M. Osmond, Sarah P. Otto, and Christopher A. Klausmeier
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyOsmond.html

Natural History Note
A Waterborne Pursuit-Deterrent Signal Deployed by a Sea Urchin
Hannah Sheppard-Brennand, Alistair G. B. Poore, and Symon A. Dworjanyn

Re-examining the Causes and Meaning of the Risk Allocation Hypothesis
Barney Luttbeg
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JuneLuttbeg.html

Fear Mediates Trophic Cascades: Nonconsumptive Effects of Predators Drive Aquatic Ecosystem Function
Crasso Paulo B. Breviglieri, Paulo S. Oliveira, and Gustavo Q. Romero
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayBrevigl.html

The Behavioral Type of a Top Predator Drives the Short-Term Dynamic of Intraguild Predation
Radek Michalko and Stano Pekár
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarMichalko.html

Behavioral Hypervolumes of Predator Groups and Predator-Predator Interactions Shape Prey Survival Rates and Selection on Prey Behavior
Jonathan N. Pruitt, Kimberly A. Howell, Shaniqua J. Gladney, Yusan Yang, James L. L. Lichtenstein, Michelle Elise Spicer, Sebastian A. Echeverri, and Noa Pinter-Wollman

Seasonally varying predation behavior and climate shifts are predicted to affect predator-prey cycles
Rebecca Tyson and Frithjof Lutscher

Michael H. Cortez

Choosy cannibals preferentially consume siblings with relatively low fitness prospects
Matthew B. Dugas, Larkin McCormack, Alice Gadau, and Ryan A. Martin

Historical Comment
Revisiting Paine’s 1966 Sea Star Removal Experiment, the Most-Cited Empirical Article in the American Naturalist
Kevin D. Lafferty and Thomas H. Suchanek

Mimicry among Unequally Defended Prey Should Be Mutualistic When Predators Sample Optimally
Thomas G. Aubier, Mathieu Joron, and Thomas N. Sherratt
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarAubier.html

Does Cohistory Constrain Information Use? Evidence for Generalized Risk Assessment in Nonnative Prey
Emily W. Grason
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarGrason.html

Natural History Note
Ecological Release from Aquatic Predation Is Associated with the Emergence of Marine Blenny Fishes onto Land
Terry J. Ord, Thomas C. Summers, Mae M. Noble, and Christopher J. Fulton
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayOrd.html