January 4, 2019

Host/Pathogen Interactions

Recent Papers

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

Daniel J. Becker, Celine E. Snedden, Sonia Altizer, and Richard J. Hall

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

Locke Rowe, Stephen F. Chenoweth, and Aneil F. Agrawal

Michael J. Song and Sarah Schaack

Anna Runemark, Laura Piñeiro Fernández, Fabrice Eroukhmanoff, and Glenn-Peter Sætre

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

Natural Selection

Recent Papers

Open Access

American Society of Naturalists Address

Alexandra M. Sparks, Kathryn Watt, Rona Sinclair, Jill G. Pilkington, Josephine M. Pemberton, Susan E. Johnston, Tom N. McNeilly, and Daniel H. Nussey

Natural History Note
James C. Mouton and Thomas E. Martin

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

Open Access
Cécile Meunier, Sara Hosseini, Nahid Heidari, Zaywa Maryush, and Hanna Johannesson

Host-Parasite Interactions

Recent Papers

Within-Host Priority Effects Systematically Alter Pathogen Coexistence
Patrick A. Clay, Kailash Dhir, Volker H. W. Rudolf, and Meghan A. Duffy
Lay summary: https://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/FebClay.html

Sexual Conflict and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): Coevolution of Sexually Antagonistic Host Traits with an STI
Alison M. Wardlaw and Aneil F. Agrawal

Natural Selection on Antihelminth Antibodies in a Wild Mammal Population
Alexandra M. Sparks, Kathryn Watt, Rona Sinclair, Jill G. Pilkington, Josephine M. Pemberton, Susan E. Johnston, Tom N. McNeilly, and Daniel H. Nussey
Lay summary: https://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecSparks.html

Open Access

Amanda K. Gibson, Lynda F. Delph, Daniela Vergara, and Curtis M. Lively

Open Access
Maya L. Groner, Jeffrey D. Shields, Donald F. Landers Jr., John Swenarton, and John M. Hoenig

Marta S. Shocket, Alexander T. Strauss, Jessica L. Hite, Maja Šljivar, David J. Civitello, Meghan A. Duffy, Carla E. Cáceres, and Spencer R. Hall

Natural History Note
Living on the Edge: Parasite Prevalence Changes Dramatically across a Range Edge in an Invasive Gecko
Andrew Coates, Louise K. Barnett, Conrad Hoskin, and Ben L. Phillips

Predator-Prey Interactions

Recent Papers 

Natural History Note
Testing Darwin’s Hypothesis about the Wonderful Venus Flytrap: Marginal Spikes Form a “Horrid Prison” for Moderate-Sized Insect Prey
Alexander L. Davis, Matthew H. Babb, Matthew C. Lowe, Adam T. Yeh, Brandon T. Lee, and Christopher H. Martin
Summary: https://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/FebDavis.html

Space Use and Leadership Modify Dilution Effects on Optimal Vigilance under Food-Safety Trade-Offs
Rémi Patin, Daniel Fortin, Cédric Sueur, and Simon Chamaillé-Jammes
Summary: https://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanPatin.html

Considerations Used by Desert Isopods to Assess Scorpion Predation Risk

Moshe Zaguri, Yaara Zohar, and Dror Hawlena
Summary: https://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/NovZaguri.html

Prey Limitation Drives Variation in Allometric Scaling of Predator-Prey Interactions

Raul Costa-Pereira, Márcio Silva Araújo, Renan da Silva Olivier, Franco L. Souza, and Volker H. W. Rudolf
Summary: https://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctCostaP.html

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

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

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


Recent Papers

Arne Jungwirth and Rufus A. Johnstone

Andrew W. Bateman, Arpat Ozgul, Martin Krkošek, and Tim H. Clutton-Brock

Raisa Hernández-Pacheco and Ulrich K. Steiner

Clayton E. Cressler, Stefan Bengtson, and William A. Nelson

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