March 15, 2019

Modeling and Theory

Recent Papers

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American Society of Naturalists Address
Marlene Zuk and Mike Travisano
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Signal Detection Theory
Sean M. Ehlman, Pete C. Trimmer, and Andrew Sih

Open Access, Evolutionary Theory


Elodie C. Parain, Rudolf P. Rohr, Sarah M. Gray, and Louis-Félix Bersier

Arne Jungwirth and Rufus A. Johnstone

Open Access
Pia Backmann, Volker Grimm, Gottfried Jetschke, Yue Lin, Matthijs Vos, Ian T. Baldwin, and Nicole M. van Dam



Open Access
Sidney F. Gouveia, Rafael P. Bovo, Juan G. Rubalcaba, Fernando Rodrigues Da Silva, Natan M. Maciel, Denis V. Andrade, and Pablo Ariel Martinez

Rémi Patin, Daniel Fortin, Cédric Sueur, and Simon Chamaillé-Jammes


Open Access
Kenji Matsuura, Nobuaki Mizumoto, Kazuya Kobayashi, Tomonari Nozaki, Tadahide Fujita, Toshihisa Yashiro, Taro Fuchikawa, Yuki Mitaka, and Edward L. Vargo

Open Access
Kjetil Lysne Voje, Jostein Starrfelt, and Lee Hsiang Liow

Lisa Fourtune, Jérôme G. Prunier, Ivan Paz-Vinas, Géraldine Loot, Charlotte Veyssière, and Simon Blanchet

Theoretical Ecology
Matthew L. Forister and Stephen H. Jenkins

Communities

Recent Papers


Dominik W. Schmid, Matthew D. McGee, Rebecca J. Best, Ole Seehausen, and Blake Matthews

Open Access
Lawrence H. Uricchio, S. Caroline Daws, Erin R. Spear, and Erin A. Mordecai

Patrick A. Clay, Kailash Dhir, Volker H. W. Rudolf, and Meghan A. Duffy

Sophia I. Passy, Chad A. Larson, Aurélien Jamoneau, William Budnick, Jani Heino, Thibault Leboucher, Juliette Tison-Rosebery, and Janne Soininen



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

Adaptive Radiation

Recent Paper

Sonal Singhal, Huateng Huang, Maggie R. Grundler, María R. Marchán-Rivadeneira, Iris Holmes, Pascal O. Title, Stephen C. Donnellan, and Daniel L. Rabosky

John J. Schenk and Scott J. Steppan

Steven Poe, Adrián Nieto-Montes de Oca, Omar Torres-Carvajal, Kevin de Queiroz, Julián A. Velasco, Brad Truett, Levi N. Gray, Mason J. Ryan, Gunther Köhler, Fernando Ayala-Varela, and Ian Latella

Greg M. Walter, J. David Aguirre, Mark W. Blows, and Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos


Open Access
Magnus Clarke, Gavin H. Thomas, and Robert P. Freckleton

Behavioral Evolution

Recent Papers

Elliot G. Aguilar and Erol Akçay

Pim Edelaar, Roger Jovani, and Ivan Gomez-Mestre


Julia B. Saltz, Seana Lymer, Jessica Gabrielian, and Sergey V. Nuzhdin

Nicholas G. Ballew, Gary G. Mittelbach, and Kim T. Scribner



Mutualism

Recent Papers

Open Access
Andrew Siefert, Kenneth W. Zillig, Maren L. Friesen, and Sharon Y. Strauss

Natural History Note

Open Access
Scott L. Nuismer, Bob Week, and Marcelo A. Aizen

Kathrin Näpflin and Paul Schmid-Hempel


Symposium
Shared Genes but Not Shared Genetic Variation: Legume Colonization by Two Belowground Symbionts 
Julia N. Ossler and Katy D. Heath
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarOssler.html


Open Access
Coevolution between Mutualists and Parasites in Symbiotic Communities May Lead to the Evolution of Lower Virulence
Paul G. Nelson and Georgiana May

Natural History Note
Hollow Internodes Permit a Neotropical Understory Plant to Shelter Multiple Mutualistic Ant Species, Obtaining Protection and Nutrient Provisioning (Myrmecotrophy)
Alain Dejean, Frédéric Petitclerc, Arthur Compin, Frédéric Azémar, Bruno Corbara, Jacques H. C. Delabie, and Céline Leroy


Sanctions, Partner Recognition, and Variation in Mutualism
Jeremy B. Yoder and Peter Tiffin
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctYoder.html

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
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/NovBaez.html

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

Quantitative Genetics

Recent Papers




Phylogenetics

Recent Papers


Jesús N. Pinto-Ledezma, Alex E. Jahn, Victor R. Cueto, José Alexandre F. Diniz-Filho, and Fabricio Villalobos


Population Genetics

Recent Papers

Open Access


Michael G. Harvey, Alexandre Aleixo, Camila C. Ribas, and Robb T. Brumfield


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

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

Hormonally Mediated Increases in Sex-Biased Gene Expression Accompany the Breakdown of Between-Sex Genetic Correlations in a Sexually Dimorphic Lizard
Robert M. Cox, Christian L. Cox, Joel W. McGlothlin, Daren C. Card, Audra L. Andrew, and Todd A. Castoe
Lay summaryhttp://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarCox.html

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

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

Syntheses and Perspectives

The Synthesis and Perspectives section publishes visionary re-evaluations designed to move fields of ecology, evolution, and behavior forward.

Nighttime Ecology: The “Nocturnal Problem” Revisited
Kevin J. Gaston

Animal Coloration Patterns: Linking Spatial Vision to Quantitative Analysis
Mary Caswell Stoddard and Daniel Osorio

Toward Understanding the Repeated Occurrence of Associations between Melanin-Based Coloration and Multiple Phenotypes
Luis M. San-Jose and Alexandre Roulin

Fifty Years of Mountain Passes: A Perspective on Dan Janzen’s Classic Article
Kimberly S. Sheldon, Raymond B. Huey, Michael Kaspari, and Nathan J. Sanders

Open Access
Coupling, Reinforcement, and Speciation
Roger K. Butlin and Carole M. Smadja

Theoretical Approaches in Evolutionary Ecology: Environmental Feedback as a Unifying Perspective
Sébastien Lion
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanLion.html

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


Comparative Analyses of Phenotypic Trait Covariation within and among Populations
Kathryn S. Peiman and Beren W. Robinson
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctPeiman.html

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

Open Access
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 

Open Access
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

Open Access
The Case of the Missing Ancient Fungal Polyploids
Matthew A. Campbell, Austen R. D. Ganley, Toni Gabaldón, and Murray P. Cox

Open Access
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



See  http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/journals/an/instruct for details and submission instructions. A short proposal is required for Syntheses and Perspectives; it will be given full and constructive attention.

March 14, 2019

Trait Variation

Recent Papers



Peter A. Biro, Theodore Garland Jr., Christa Beckmann, Beata Ujvari, Frederic Thomas, and John R. Post


Juan A. Fargallo, Félix Martínez, Kazumasa Wakamatsu, David Serrano, and Guillermo Blanco


Greg M. Walter, J. David Aguirre, Mark W. Blows, and Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos

February 15, 2019

Evolutionary Genetics

Recent Papers 

Martin Brengdahl, Christopher M. Kimber, Jack Maguire-Baxter, Antonino Malacrinò, and Urban Friberg


Martin Brengdahl, Christopher M. Kimber, Jack Maguire-Baxter, Antonino Malacrinò, and Urban Friberg
Lay summary: https://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecBrengdahl.html

Introgression across Hybrid Zones Is Not Mediated by Large X-Effects in Green Toads with Undifferentiated Sex Chromosomes
Jörn F. Gerchen, Christophe Dufresnes, and Matthias Stöck

Note
Chronological and Biological Age Predict Seasonal Reproductive Timing: An Investigation of Clutch Initiation and Telomeres in Birds of Known Age
Carolyn M. Bauer, Jessica L. Graham, Mikus Abolins-Abols, Britt J. Heidinger, Ellen D. Ketterson, and Timothy J. Greives
Lay summary: https://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/JuneBauer.html

Symposium
Sebastian J. Schreiber, Swati Patel, and Casey terHorst

Symposium
Julia N. Ossler and Katy D. Heath

Luis-Miguel Chevin, Olivier Cotto, and Jaime Ashander

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

Reproduction

Recent Papers on Reproduction

Open Access
Edward J. Almond, Timothy J. Huggins, Liam P. Crowther, Joel D. Parker, and Andrew F. G. Bourke


Open Access, Natural History Note
Mohamed Abdelaziz, Mohammed Bakkali, José M. Gómez, Enrica Olivieri, and Francisco Perfectti


James L. L. Lichtenstein, Ambika Kamath, Sarah Bengston, Leticia Avilés, and Jonathan N. Pruitt

Note
Carolyn M. Bauer, Jessica L. Graham, Mikus Abolins-Abols, Britt J. Heidinger, Ellen D. Ketterson, and Timothy J. Greives

Pluck or Luck: Does Trait Variation or Chance Drive Variation in Lifetime Reproductive Success?
Robin E. Snyder and Stephen P. Ellner
Lay summary: https://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/AprSnyder.html

The Energetic Cost of Reproduction and Its Effect on Optimal Life-History Strategies
Asta Audzijonyte and Shane A. Richards
Lay summary: https://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctAudzijonyte.html

Mating Opportunity Increases with Synchrony of Flowering among Years More than Synchrony within Years in a Nonmasting Perennial
Amy Waananen, Gretel Kiefer, Jennifer L. Ison, and Stuart Wagenius
Lay summary: https://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/SepWaananen.html

Sex Allocation Theory for Facultatively Sexual Organisms Inhabiting Seasonal Environments: The Importance of Bet Hedging
Nina Gerber, Isobel Booksmythe, and Hanna Kokko

Adaptive Foraging of Pollinators Can Promote Pollination of a Rare Plant Species
Gita Benadi and Robert J. Gegear
Lay summary: https://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugBenadi.html

A Physiological Signature of the Cost of Reproduction Associated with Parental Care
Melinda A. Fowler and Tony D. Williams
Lay summary: https://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecFowler.html

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

The Behavior and Reproductive Physiology of a Solitary Progressive Provisioning Vespid Wasp: Evidence for a Solitary-Cycle Origin of Reproductive Castes
Hans C. Kelstrup, Klaus Hartfelder, Tiago Falcon Lopes, and Theresa C. Wossler

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

February 14, 2019

Call for Special Feature Proposals

Call for Special Feature Proposals
The American Naturalist

The American Naturalist seeks to publish conceptually innovative research in all areas of organismal biology, with emphasis on ecology, evolution, and behavior.  To showcase the breadth of topics that the journal covers, we are beginning a series of Special Features.  These Features will be collections of 4-8 articles, each on a coherent theme that are published together within a monthly issue, typically with an introductory synthetic essay by the Feature organizers. Such special features often attract a larger readership and can help define the direction of a research topic. Perhaps the most famous example of such a special feature is the November 1983 issue on the role of competition in community ecology (https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/an/1983/122/5).

We are inviting proposals for these special features. Successful proposals should represent innovative thought-provoking research on a topic of current interest to our broad readership. Proposals may be focused on ecology, evolution, behavior, and related subjects in organismal biology. We especially encourage proposals that integrate across disciplines. Papers within special features should present state-of-the-art research and help define future directions of the relevant field.

To submit a proposal, email the following information to the journal Editor-In-Chief, Dr. Daniel Bolnick (daniel.bolnick@uconn.edu):

1) A Special Feature Title

2) A description of and justification for the special feature (approximately 300 words), explaining the topic and why this is innovative and timely for the discipline(s) concerned.

3) A tentative list of potential papers (titles, authors), with a couple-sentence description of each. There should be a minimum of four papers to constitute a Special Feature, and no more than ten. Indicate whether the authors have confirmed their intention to write and submit the papers in question.

4) An estimated deadline for submission.

There is no submission deadline for these proposals, they will be considered on a running basis, each on their own merits. If a proposal is successful, the organizers will be asked to coordinate the submission and review process.

Special Feature manuscripts will be subject to full review. Special Feature organizers will act as Associate Editors (soliciting reviews and writing decision recommendations) and will be acknowledged as such on the manuscript and journal Table of Contents. They will be responsible for ensuring manuscripts are submitted and revised in a timely manner, so the journal can publish the accepted papers together without undue delay. Final decisions on papers will be made by a journal Editor who is independent from the Special Feature, to ensure adherence to the journal’s high standards of quality and novelty. A minimum of three papers must be accepted to make a Special Feature; if fewer are accepted they will be published as regular articles.

The American Naturalist is a ‘hybrid’ journal produced by a nonprofit publisher. Accepted papers will be subject to regular author page charge system (which includes the availability of waivers and paid APC open access).

February 13, 2019

Climate Change

Recent Papers


Elodie C. Parain, Rudolf P. Rohr, Sarah M. Gray, and Louis-Félix Bersier

Lay summary: https://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecWadgymar.html

Open Access
Rising Temperatures, Molting Phenology, and Epizootic Shell Disease in the American Lobster
Maya L. Groner, Jeffrey D. Shields, Donald F. Landers Jr., John Swenarton, and John M. Hoenig
Lay summary: https://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/NovGroner.html

Sophia I. Passy, Chad A. Larson, Aurélien Jamoneau, William Budnick, Jani Heino, Thibault Leboucher, Juliette Tison-Rosebery, and Janne Soininen

Kaitlin M. Baudier, Catherine L. D’Amelio, Rumaan Malhotra, Michael P. O’Connor, and Sean O’Donnell

Lauren M. Smith-Ramesh, Adam E. Rosenblatt, and Oswald J. Schmitz

Natural History Note
François S. Becker, Krystal A. Tolley, G. John Measey, and Res Altwegg


Jeanne Tonnabel, Frank M. Schurr, Florian Boucher, Wilfried Thuiller, Julien Renaud, Emmanuel J. P. Douzery, and Ophélie Ronce

Thomas R. Anderson, Dag O. Hessen, James J. Elser, and Jotaro Urabe

Open Access
Derek Karssenberg, Marc F. P. Bierkens, and Max Rietkerk


Open Access
Tim Coulson, Bruce E. Kendall, Julia Barthold, Floriane Plard, Susanne Schindler, Arpat Ozgul, and Jean-Michel Gaillard

Open Access
Anieke Brombacher, Paul A. Wilson, Ian Bailey, and Thomas H. G. Ezard

E-Synthesis
Kévin Tougeron and Paul K. Abram

Hannah K. Frank, Luke O. Frishkoff, Chase D. Mendenhall, Gretchen C. Daily, and Elizabeth A. Hadly


Synthesis, Open Access
Rachael A. Bay, Noah Rose, Rowan Barrett, Louis Bernatchez, Cameron K. Ghalambor, Jesse R. Lasky, Rachel B. Brem, Stephen R. Palumbi, and Peter Ralph

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