May 11, 2018

Niches

Recent Papers in Niche Evolution and Ecology

The Role of Pleiotropy in the Evolutionary Maintenance of Positive Niche Construction
Rebecca H. Chisholm, Brian D. Connelly, Benjamin Kerr, and Mark M. Tanaka
Abstract: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyChisholm-A.html

Frequency Dependence and Ecological Drift Shape Coexistence of Species with Similar Niches
Erik I. Svensson, Miguel A. Gómez-Llano, Anais Rivas Torres, and Hanna M. Bensch
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JuneSvensson.html

Testing Range-Limit Hypotheses Using Range-Wide Habitat Suitability and Occupancy for the Scarlet Monkeyflower (Erythranthe cardinalis)
Amy L. Angert, Matthew Bayly, Seema N. Sheth, and John R. Paul
Abstract: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarAngert-A.html

Toward a Mechanistic Understanding of Thermal Niche Partitioning
Daniel J. Smith and Priyanga Amarasekare
Abstract: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarSmith-A.html

Life-History Traits Evolved Jointly with Climatic Niche and Disturbance Regime in the Genus Leucadendron (Proteaceae)
Jeanne Tonnabel, Frank M. Schurr, Florian Boucher, Wilfried Thuiller, Julien Renaud, Emmanuel J. P. Douzery, and Ophélie Ronce
Abstract: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/FebTonnabel-A.html

Toward a Periodic Table of Niches, or Exploring the Lizard Niche Hypervolume
Eric R. Pianka, Laurie J. Vitt, Nicolás Pelegrin, Daniel B. Fitzgerald, and Kirk O. Winemiller
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/NovPianka.html

Microhabitat and Climatic Niche Change Explain Patterns of Diversification among Frog Families
Daniel S. Moen and John J. Wiens
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyMoen.html

Open Access
A Parent-Offspring Trade-Off Limits the Evolution of an Ontogenetic Niche Shift
Hanna ten Brink and André M. de Roos
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyTenBrink.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

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

May 10, 2018

Community Ecology

Recent Papers in Community Ecology

Multivariate Climate Change Can Favor Large Herbivore Body Size in Food Webs
Lauren M. Smith-Ramesh, Adam E. Rosenblatt, and Oswald J. Schmitz
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarSmthRmsh.html

Open Access
Adaptive Divergence in a Defense Symbiosis Driven from the Top Down
Jeremy J. Heath, Patrick Abbot, and John O. Stireman III
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyHeath.html

Frequency Dependence and Ecological Drift Shape Coexistence of Species with Similar Niches
Erik I. Svensson, Miguel A. Gómez-Llano, Anais Rivas Torres, and Hanna M. Bensch
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JuneSvensson.html

Eco-Evolutionary Buffering: Rapid Evolution Facilitates Regional Species Coexistence despite Local Priority Effects
Meike J. Wittmann and Tadashi Fukami
Abstract: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JuneWittmann-A.html

Note
Tipping Points in Resource Abundance Drive Irreversible Changes in Community Structure
Seth D. Haney and Adam M. Siepielski
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayHaney.html

Species Pool Functional Diversity Plays a Hidden Role in Generating β-Diversity
Christopher J. Patrick and Bryan L. Brown
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayPatrick.html

Neutral Community Dynamics and the Evolution of Species Interactions
Marco Túlio P. Coelho and Thiago F. Rangel
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AprCoelho.html

Symposium
Partitioning the Effects of Eco-Evolutionary Feedbacks on Community Stability
Swati Patel, Michael H. Cortez, and Sebastian J. Schreiber
Abstract: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarPatel.html

Symposium
Evolution in a Community Context: Trait Responses to Multiple Species Interactions
Casey P. terHorst, Peter C. Zee, Katy D. Heath, Thomas E. Miller, Abigail I. Pastore, Swati Patel, Sebastian J. Schreiber, Michael J. Wade, and Matthew R. Walsh
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/Mar-terHorst.html

Patterns of Local Community Composition Are Linked to Large-Scale Diversification and Dispersal of Clades
John J. Wiens
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/FebWiens.html

Multispecies Coexistence without Diffuse Competition; or, Why Phylogenetic Signal and Trait Clustering Weaken Coexistence
Simon Maccracken Stump
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugStump.html

Plant Size and Competitive Dynamics along Nutrient Gradients
Deborah E. Goldberg, Jason P. Martina, Kenneth J. Elgersma, and William S. Currie

Decreasing Stoichiometric Resource Quality Drives Compensatory Feeding across Trophic Levels in Tropical Litter Invertebrate Communities
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

Network Structure and Selection Asymmetry Drive Coevolution in Species-Rich Antagonistic Interactions
Cecilia S. Andreazzi, John N. Thompson, and Paulo R. Guimarães Jr.
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyAndreazzi.html

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

Note, Open Access
Ecological Pleiotropy Suppresses the Dynamic Feedback Generated by a Rapidly Changing Trait
John P. DeLong
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayDeLong.html

American Society of Naturalists Address
The Ecological Dynamics of Natural Selection: Traits and the Coevolution of Community Structure
Mark A. McPeek
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayMcPeek.html


Natural History Note
Renée A. Duckworth and Georgy A. Semenov

Kristin Precoda, Andrew P. Allen, Liesl Grant, and Joshua S. Madin


Open Access
Remi Vergnon, Mark K. J. Ooi, and Robert P. Freckleton

Jahnavi Joshi, Anupama Prakash, and Krushnamegh Kunte

In Memoriam, Open Access: 
Brian R. Silliman, Peter Kareiva, and Catherine A. Pfister

Rudolf P. Rohr, Serguei Saavedra, Guadalupe Peralta, Carol M. Frost, Louis-Félix Bersier, Jordi Bascompte, and Jason M. Tylianakis

Morphology

Recent Papers in Morphology

Branch Thinning and the Large-Scale, Self-Similar Structure of Trees
Lars Hellström, Linus Carlsson, Daniel S. Falster, Mark Westoby, and Åke Brännström
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyHellstroem.html


Morph-Specific Patterns of Reproductive Senescence: Connections to Discrete Reproductive Strategies
Andrea S. Grunst, Melissa L. Grunst, Vince A. Formica, Marisa L. Korody, Adam M. Betuel, Margarida Barcelo-Serra, Sarah Ford, Rusty A. Gonser, and Elaina M. Tuttle
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JuneGrunst.html


Leaf Form Evolution in Viburnum Parallels Variation within Individual Plants
Elizabeth L. Spriggs, Samuel B. Schmerler, Erika J. Edwards, and Michael J. Donoghue

Sex-Specific Heterogeneity in Fixed Morphological Traits Influences Individual Fitness in a Monogamous Bird Population
Floriane Plard, Susanne Schindler, Raphaël Arlettaz, and Michael Schaub
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanPlard.html

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

Meredith L. Cenzer

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

Natural History Note
Dean C. Adams, Dana Korneisel, Morgan Young, and Annamaria Nistri

Natural History Note
A Sea Scorpion’s Strike: New Evidence of Extreme Lateral Flexibility in the Opisthosoma of Eurypterids
W. Scott Persons IV and John Acorn
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyPersons.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

Evolutionary Determinants of Morphological Polymorphism in Colonial Animals
Carl Simpson, Jeremy B. C. Jackson, and Amalia Herrera-Cubilla

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

Clines Arc through Multivariate Morphospace
Brian K. Lohman, Daniel Berner, and Daniel I. Bolnick

Color Change for Thermoregulation versus Camouflage in Free-Ranging Lizards
Kathleen R. Smith, Viviana Cadena, John A. Endler, Michael R. Kearney, Warren P. Porter, and Devi Stuart-Fox
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecSmith.html

Note
Large Brains, Small Guts: The Expensive Tissue Hypothesis Supported within Anurans
Wen Bo Liao, Shang Ling Lou, Yu Zeng, and Alexander Kotrschal
Lay Summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecLiao.html

Natural History Note
Behavioral Plasticity and the Origins of Novelty: The Evolution of the Rattlesnake Rattle
Bradley C. Allf, Paul A. P. Durst, and David W. Pfennig
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctAllf.html

Reproduction

Recent Papers on Reproduction

Multivariate Sexual Selection on Ejaculate Traits under Sperm Competition
Rowan A. Lymbery, W. Jason Kennington, and Jonathan P. Evans
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyLymbery.html

Collector Motion Affects Particle Capture in Physical Models and in Wind Pollination
Dori McCombe and Josef D. Ackerman
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyMcCombe.html

Natural History Miscellany Note
Dispensing Pollen Via Catapult: Explosive Pollen Release in Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
Callin M. Switzer, Stacey A. Combes, and Robin Hopkins
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JuneSwitzer.html

Selfing Can Facilitate Transitions between Pollination Syndromes
Carolyn A. Wessinger and John K. Kelly
Abstract: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayWessinger-A.html

Open Access
The Consequences of Polyandry for Sibship Structures, Distributions of Relationships and Relatedness, and Potential for Inbreeding in a Wild Population
Ryan R. Germain, Peter Arcese, and Jane M. Reid
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayGermain.html

Offspring Size and Reproductive Allocation in Harvester Ants
Diane C. Wiernasz and Blaine J. Cole
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanWiernasz.html

Synthesis
Mechanisms of Assortative Mating in Speciation with Gene Flow: Connecting Theory and Empirical Research
Michael Kopp, Maria R. Servedio, Tamra C. Mendelson, Rebecca J. Safran, Rafael L. Rodríguez, Mark E. Hauber, Elizabeth C. Scordato, Laurel B. Symes, Christopher N. Balakrishnan, David M. Zonana, and G. Sander van Doorn
Abstract: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanKopp-A.html

Open Access
Do Sperm Really Compete and Do Eggs Ever Have a Choice? Adult Distribution and Gamete Mixing Influence Sexual Selection, Sexual Conflict, and the Evolution of Gamete Recognition Proteins in the Sea
Don R. Levitan
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanLevitan.html

Kinship and Incest Avoidance Drive Patterns of Reproductive Skew in Cooperatively Breeding Birds
Christina Riehl
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecRiehl.html

The Roles of Sexual and Viability Selection in the Evolution of Incomplete Reproductive Isolation: From Allopatry to Sympatry
Olivier Cotto and Maria R. Servedio
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/NovCotto.html

Open Access
The Evolution of Clutch Size in Hosts of Avian Brood Parasites
Iliana Medina, Naomi E. Langmore, Robert Lanfear, and Hanna Kokko
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/NovMedina.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

Open Access
Sex Allocation Patterns across Cooperatively Breeding Birds Do Not Support Predictions of the Repayment Hypothesis
Nyil Khwaja, Ben J. Hatchwell, Robert P. Freckleton, and Jonathan P. Green

Open Access
Effects of Clonal Reproduction on Evolutionary Lag and Evolutionary Rescue
Maria E. Orive, Michael Barfield, Carlos Fernandez, and Robert D. Holt
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctOrive.html

Open Access
Differential Allocation Revisited: When Should Mate Quality Affect Parental Investment?
Thomas R. Haaland, Jonathan Wright, Bram Kuijper, and Irja I. Ratikainen
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctHaaland.html

Resource Allocation and Seed Size Selection in Perennial Plants under Pollen Limitation
Qiaoqiao Huang, Martin Burd, and Zhiwei Fan
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/SepHuang.html

Convergent Reversion to Single Mating in a Wasp Social Parasite
Kevin J. Loope, Federico Lopez-Osorio, and Libor Dvořák

The Evolution of Cooperation: Interacting Phenotypes among Social Partners
Mat Edenbrow, Bronwyn H. Bleakley, Safi K. Darden, Charles R. Tyler, Indar W. Ramnarine, and Darren P. Croft
Lay summaryhttp://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JunEdenbrow.html

Influence of Early Reproductive Success on Longevity and Late Reproductive Success in an Alpine Ungulate
Andrea Panagakis, Sandra Hamel, and Steeve D. Côté
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JunPanagakis.html

Mating System Evolution under Strong Pollen Limitation: Evidence of Disruptive Selection through Male and Female Fitness in Clarkia xantiana
Ryan D. Briscoe Runquist, Monica A. Geber, Michael Pickett-Leonard, and David A. Moeller
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayBriscRunq.html

Natural History Note
Testing the Terminal Investment Hypothesis in California Oaks
Walter D. Koenig, Johannes M. H. Knops, William J. Carmen, and Mario B. Pesendorfer
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayKoenig.html

Note
Royal Darwinian Demons: Enforced Changes in Reproductive Efforts Do Not Affect the Life Expectancy of Ant Queens
Alexandra Schrempf, Julia Giehr, Ramona Röhrl, Sarah Steigleder, and Jürgen Heinze
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AprSchrempf.html

The Evolutionary Economics of Embryonic-Sac Fluids in Squamate Reptiles
Xavier Bonnet, Guy Naulleau, and Richard Shine
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarBonnet.html

Surviving in a Cosexual World: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Dioecy in Tropical Trees
Marjolein Bruijning, Marco D. Visser, Helene C. Muller-Landau, S. Joseph Wright, Liza S. Comita, Stephen P. Hubbell, Hans de Kroon, and Eelke Jongejans
Lay summaryhttp://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarBruijning.html

Ecological and Social Factors Constrain Spatial and Temporal Opportunities for Mating in a Migratory Songbird
Sara A. Kaiser, Benjamin B. Risk, T. Scott Sillett, and Michael S. Webster
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarKaiser.html

The Evolution of Reproductive Phenology in Broadcast Spawners and the Maintenance of Sexually Antagonistic Polymorphism
Colin Olito, Dustin J. Marshall, and Tim Connallon
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/FebOlito.html

Helping Relatives Survive and Reproduce: Inclusive Fitness and Reproductive Value in Brood Parasitism
Malte Andersson
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/FebAndersson.html

American Society of Naturalists Address
Selfing, Local Mate Competition, and Reinforcement
Mark D. Rausher

Note
Rapid Changes in the Sex Linkage of Male Coloration in Introduced Guppy Populations
Swanne P. Gordon, Andrés López-Sepulcre, Diana Rumbo, and David N. Reznick
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/FebGordon.html

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

Effects of Prior Contest Experience and Contest Outcome on Female Reproductive Decisions and Offspring Fitness
Natalie Pilakouta, Cerian Halford, Rita Rácz, and Per T. Smiseth
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/SepPilakouta.html

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

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

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

Sneaker Males Affect Fighter Male Body Size and Sexual Size Dimorphism in Salmon
Laura K. Weir, Holly K. Kindsvater, Kyle A. Young, and John D. Reynolds
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugWeir.html

Intralocus Sexual Conflict and the Tragedy of the Commons in Seed Beetles
David Berger, Ivain Martinossi-Allibert, Karl Grieshop, Martin I. Lind, Alexei A. Maklakov, and Göran Arnqvist
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctBerger.html



Adaptation

Recent Papers in Adaptation

Open Access
Maternal Effects in a Wild Songbird Are Environmentally Plastic but Only Marginally Alter the Rate of Adaptation
Jip J. C. Ramakers, Marleen M. P. Cobben, Piter Bijma, Thomas E. Reed, Marcel E. Visser, and Phillip Gienapp
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JulyRunemark.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
Abstract: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AprWood-A.html

Female Density-Dependent Chemical Warfare Underlies Fitness Effects of Group Sex Ratio in Flour Beetles
Imroze Khan, Arun Prakash, Swastika Issar, Mihir Umarani, Rohit Sasidharan, Jagadeesh N. Masagalli, Prakash Lama, Radhika Venkatesan, and Deepa Agashe
Abstract: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarKhan-A.html

American Society of Naturalists Address
The Ecological Dynamics of Natural Selection: Traits and the Coevolution of Community Structure
Mark A. McPeek
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayMcPeek.html

Open Access
Resist Globally, Infect Locally: A Transcontinental Test of Adaptation by Stickleback and Their Tapeworm Parasite
Jesse N. Weber, Martin Kalbe, Kum Chuan Shim, Noémie I. Erin, Natalie C. Steinel, Lei Ma, and Daniel I. Bolnick
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanWeber.html

Stochastic Evolutionary Demography under a Fluctuating Optimum Phenotype
Luis-Miguel Chevin, Olivier Cotto, and Jaime Ashander


American Society of Naturalists Address
Trevor D. Price

Matthew M. Osmond, Sarah P. Otto, and Christopher A. Klausmeier

Open Access
Stephen R. Proulx and Henrique Teotónio

Natural History Note
Terry J. Ord, Thomas C. Summers, Mae M. Noble, and Christopher J. Fulton


Open Access
Kimberly J. Gilbert, Nathaniel P. Sharp, Amy L. Angert, Gina L. Conte, Jeremy A. Draghi, Frédéric Guillaume, Anna L. Hargreaves, Remi Matthey-Doret, and Michael C. Whitlock

Open Access
Roberto F. Nespolo, Jaiber J. Solano-Iguaran, and Francisco Bozinovic

Katrien H. P. Van Petegem, Jeroen Boeye, Robby Stoks, and Dries Bonte

Synthesis, Open Access
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

Natural History Note
Bradley C. Allf, Paul A. P. Durst, and David W. Pfennig