August 9, 2020

Competition

Recent Papers

Foteini Spagopoulou, Regina Vega-Trejo, Megan L. Head, and Michael D. Jennions

Bo Zhang, Donald L. DeAngelis, Wei-Ming Ni, Yuanshi Wang, Lu Zhai, Alex Kula, Shuang Xu, and J. David Van Dyken

Christopher Blackford, Rachel M. Germain, and Benjamin Gilbert

Free Access
Andrea J. Roth-Monzón, Mark C. Belk, J. Jaime Zúñiga-Vega, and Jerald B. Johnson










Chuliang Song, György Barabás, and Serguei Saavedra

Alyssa Laney Smith, Daniel Z. Atwater, and Ragan M. Callaway

Note
Jonathan P. Drury, Christopher N. Anderson, Maria B. Cabezas Castillo, Jewel Fisher, Shawn McEachin, and Gregory F. Grether



Oscar Vedder, He Zhang, Andreas Dänhardt, and Sandra Bouwhuis

Open Access

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

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

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

Celebrating Am Nat 150, Open Access

Climate Change

Recent Papers


Free Access
Christine Sample, Joanna A. Bieri, Benjamin Allen, Yulia Dementieva, Alyssa Carson, Connor Higgins, Sadie Piatt, Shirley Qiu, Summer Stafford, Brady J. Mattsson, Darius J. Semmens, Jay E. Diffendorfer, and Wayne E. Thogmartin

Timothy C. Bonebrake, Enrico L. Rezende, and Francisco Bozinovic

Nikunj Goel, Vishwesha Guttal, Simon A. Levin, and A. Carla Staver

Andrew J. Tanentzap, Javier Igea, Matthew G. Johnston, and Matthew J. Larcombe



Blurb: https://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/Dec-Gorne.html


Free Access; Special Feature on Maladaptation
Mark C. Urban, Alice Scarpa, Justin M. J. Travis, and Greta Bocedi


Matthew W. Austin and Aimee S. Dunlap


Special Feature on Maladaptation
Jeffrey E. Lane, Zenon J. Czenze, Rachel Findlay-Robinson, and Erin Bayne

Special Feature on Maladaptation
Nicholas J. Kooyers, Jack M. Colicchio, Anna B. Greenlee, Erin Patterson, Neal T. Handloser, and Benjamin K. Blackman

Special Feature on Maladaptation, Open Access
Olivier Cotto, Linnea Sandell, Luis-Miguel Chevin, and Ophélie Ronce


Philip H. Crowley, Pete C. Trimmer, Orr Spiegel, Sean M. Ehlman, William S. Cuello, and Andrew Sih

Sean M. Ehlman, Pete C. Trimmer, and Andrew Sih


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

August 7, 2020

Dispersal

Recent Papers

Free Access
Christine Sample, Joanna A. Bieri, Benjamin Allen, Yulia Dementieva, Alyssa Carson, Connor Higgins, Sadie Piatt, Shirley Qiu, Summer Stafford, Brady J. Mattsson, Darius J. Semmens, Jay E. Diffendorfer, and Wayne E. Thogmartin

Free Access
Sonya K. Auer, Ronald D. Bassar, Daniel Turek, Graeme J. Anderson, Simon McKelvey, John D. Armstrong, Keith H. Nislow, Helen K. Downie, Thomas A. J. Morgan, Darryl McLennan, and Neil B. Metcalfe

Celina B. Baines, Salma Diab, and Shannon J. McCauley



Quinn M. R. Webber, Michel P. Laforge, Maegwin Bonar, Alec L. Robitaille, Christopher Hart, Sana Zabihi-Seissan, and Eric Vander Wal

Valentine Federico, Dominique Allainé, Jean-Michel Gaillard, and Aurélie Cohas

Jason Matthiopoulos, John Fieberg, Geert Aarts, Frédéric Barraquand, and Bruce E. Kendall

Rachel R. Harman, Jerome Goddard II, Ratnasingham Shivaji, and James T. Cronin

Nikunj Goel, Vishwesha Guttal, Simon A. Levin, and A. Carla Staver

Symposium


Javier Jarillo, Bernt-Erik Sæther, Steinar Engen, and Francisco Javier Cao-García

Note



Staffan Jacob, Alexis S. Chaine, Michèle Huet, Jean Clobert, and Delphine Legrand

Free Access, Note
Rampal S. Etienne, Juliano Sarmento Cabral, Oskar Hagen, Florian Hartig, Allen H. Hurlbert, Loïc Pellissier, Mikael Pontarp, and David Storch

James H. Peniston, Michael Barfield, and Robert D. Holt

Free Access
Maxime Deforet, Carlos Carmona-Fontaine, Kirill S. Korolev, and Joao B. Xavier

Nathan I. Wisnoski, Mathew A. Leibold, and Jay T. Lennon

Philip H. Crowley, Pete C. Trimmer, Orr Spiegel, Sean M. Ehlman, William S. Cuello, and Andrew Sih

Note
Heterogeneous Matrix Habitat Drives Species Occurrences in Complex, Fragmented Landscapes
Jedediah F. Brodie and William D. Newmark

Predator-Prey Games in Multiple Habitats Reveal Mixed Strategies in Diel Vertical Migration
Jérôme Pinti and André W. Visser
Summary: https://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarPinti.html

The Evolution of Marine Larval Dispersal Kernels in Spatially Structured Habitats: Analytical Models, Individual-Based Simulations, and Comparisons with Empirical Estimates
Allison K. Shaw, Cassidy C. D’Aloia, and Peter M. Buston
Summary: https://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/MarShaw.html

American Society of Naturalists Address
The Snail’s Charm
Kathleen Donohue
Summaryhttps://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/FebDonohue.html

An Empirical and Mechanistic Explanation of Abundance-Occupancy Relationships for a Critically Endangered Nomadic Migrant
Matthew H. Webb, Robert Heinsohn, William J. Sutherland, Dejan Stojanovic, and Aleks Terauds
Summaryhttps://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanWebb.html

Metaecosystem Dynamics of Marine Phytoplankton Alters Resource Use Efficiency along Stoichiometric Gradients
Nils Gülzow, Yanis Wahlen, and Helmut Hillebrand
Summaryhttps://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanGuelzow.html

Development

Recent Papers



Molly C. Womack, Marissa J. Metz, and Kim L. Hoke


Jeffrey E. Lane, Zenon J. Czenze, Rachel Findlay-Robinson, and Erin Bayne



Lea M. Callan, Frank A. La Sorte, Thomas E. Martin, and Vanya G. Rohwer




Macroevolution

Recent Papers in Macroevolution


Valentine Federico, Dominique Allainé, Jean-Michel Gaillard, and Aurélie Cohas


Open Access
Kjetil Lysne Voje, Emanuela Di Martino, and Arthur Porto

Note
Andrew J. Tanentzap, Javier Igea, Matthew G. Johnston, and Matthew J. Larcombe


Open Access, Symposium
Emma E. Goldberg and Jasmine Foo

Xu-Li Fan, Guillaume Chomicki, Kai Hao, Qiang Liu, Ying-Ze Xiong, Susanne S. Renner, Jiang-Yun Gao, and Shuang-Quan Huang





Maren N. Vitousek, Michele A. Johnson, Cynthia J. Downs, Eliot T. Miller, Lynn B. Martin, Clinton D. Francis, Jeremy W. Donald, Matthew J. Fuxjager, Wolfgang Goymann, Michaela Hau, Jerry F. Husak, Bonnie K. Kircher, Rosemary Knapp, Laura A. Schoenle, and Tony D. Williams



Social Behavior

Recent Papers

Pauline Ducouret, Andrea Romano, Amélie N. Dreiss, Patrick Marmaroli, Xavier Falourd, Manon Bincteux, and Alexandre Roulin

Note
Philip A. Downing, Ashleigh S. Griffin, and Charlie K. Cornwallis

Valentine Federico, Dominique Allainé, Jean-Michel Gaillard, and Aurélie Cohas

Sarah Guindre-Parker and Dustin R. Rubenstein


Mark Liu (劉彥廷), Shih-Fan Chan (詹仕凡), Dustin R. Rubenstein, Syuan-Jyun Sun (孫烜駿), Bo-Fei Chen (陳伯飛), and Sheng-Feng Shen (沈聖峰)

Free Access
Laurent Lehmann and François Rousset

Symposium

Barry Sinervo, Alexis S. Chaine, and Donald B. Miles


T. Brandt Ryder, Roslyn Dakin, Ben J. Vernasco, Brian S. Evans, Brent M. Horton, and Ignacio T. Moore


Alyssa Laney Smith, Daniel Z. Atwater, and Ragan M. Callaway


Yu-Heng Lin (林宇恆), Shih-Fan Chan (詹仕凡), Dustin R. Rubenstein, Mark Liu (劉彥廷), and Sheng-Feng Shen (沈聖峰)

Chris Duncan, David Gaynor, Tim Clutton-Brock, and Mark Dyble


Sahas Barve, Walter D. Koenig, Joseph Haydock, and Eric L. Walters

Conservation

Recent Papers

Note
Andrew J. Tanentzap, Javier Igea, Matthew G. Johnston, and Matthew J. Larcombe



Aaron S. David, Pedro F. Quintana-Ascencio, Eric S. Menges, Khum B. Thapa-Magar, Michelle E. Afkhami, and Christopher A. Searcy


Eleanor Tanner, Andy White, Peter W. W. Lurz, Christian Gortázar, Iratxe Díez-Delgado, and Mike Boots

Gaurav Baruah, Christopher F. Clements, Frédéric Guillaume, and Arpat Ozgul


Niklas L. P. Lundström, Nicolas Loeuille, Xinzhu Meng, Mats Bodin, and Åke Brännström

June 10, 2020

Physiology

Recent Papers

Ian S. Pearse, Jessica M. Aguilar, and Sharon Y. Strauss

Heng Huang, Jinzhi Ran, Xiaowei Li, Zhiqiang Wang, Renfei Chen, Fan Wu, Miao Ye, Fei Jia, Karl J. Niklas, and Jianming Deng


Maren N. Vitousek, Michele A. Johnson, Cynthia J. Downs, Eliot T. Miller, Lynn B. Martin, Clinton D. Francis, Jeremy W. Donald, Matthew J. Fuxjager, Wolfgang Goymann, Michaela Hau, Jerry F. Husak, Bonnie K. Kircher, Rosemary Knapp, Laura A. Schoenle, and Tony D. Williams


Historical Comment
Raymond B. Huey, Theodore Garland Jr., and Michael Turelli

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



Oxygen Limitation at the Larval Stage and the Evolution of Maternal Investment per Offspring in Aquatic Environments
Njal Rollinson and Locke Rowe
Lay summary: http://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayRollinson.html

A Dynamic State Model of Migratory Behavior and Physiology to Assess the Consequences of Environmental Variation and Anthropogenic Disturbance on Marine Vertebrates
Enrico Pirotta, Marc Mangel, Daniel P. Costa, Bruce Mate, Jeremy A. Goldbogen, Daniel M. Palacios, Luis A. Hückstädt, Elizabeth A. McHuron, Lisa Schwarz, and Leslie New
Lay summary: http://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/FebPirotta.html

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

Synthesis
An Ecological Perspective on Sleep Disruption
Kévin Tougeron and Paul K. Abram

Parental Care

Recent Papers

Note
Philip A. Downing, Ashleigh S. Griffin, and Charlie K. Cornwallis

Christopher G. Mull, Kara E. Yopak, and Nicholas K. Dulvy

Patrick M. Barks and Robert A. Laird

Juan Gabriel Martínez, Mercedes Molina-Morales, Marta Precioso, and Jesús Miguel Avilés

E. Keith Bowers, Jonathan B. Jenkins, Alexander J. Mueller, Kelly D. Miller, Charles F. Thompson, and Scott K. Sakaluk

Evolution of Personal and Social Immunity in the Context of Parental Care
Michelle A. Ziadie, Felicia Ebot-Ojong, Elizabeth C. McKinney, and Allen J. Moore
Summaryhttps://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/FebZiadie.html


Open Access

Sarah N. Mattey, Jon Richardson, Tom Ratz, and Per T. Smiseth

Communication

Recent Papers

Henry D. Legett, Claire T. Hemingway, and Ximena E. Bernal




Stephen M. Zozaya, Megan Higgie, Craig Moritz, and Conrad J. Hoskin

E. Keith Bowers, Jonathan B. Jenkins, Alexander J. Mueller, Kelly D. Miller, Charles F. Thompson, and Scott K. Sakaluk

Synthesis
Mary Caswell Stoddard and Daniel Osorio

Natacha Rossi, David Baracchi, Martin Giurfa, and Patrizia d’Ettorre

Natural History Note
Robin M. Tinghitella, E. Dale Broder, Gabrielle A. Gurule-Small, Claudia J. Hallagan, and Jacob D. Wilson


Sarah N. Mattey, Jon Richardson, Tom Ratz, and Per T. Smiseth
Lay summary: 

ASN Address
Trevor D. Price

Diversity and Diversification

Recent Papers





Open Access
William J. Resetarits Jr., Matthew R. Pintar, Jason R. Bohenek, and Tyler M. Breech


Haiying Fan (樊海英), Qingchen Zhang (张清臣), Juanjuan Rao (饶娟娟), Jingwen Cao (曹静文), and Xin Lu (卢欣)

Edward D. Burress, Milton Tan, and Peter C. Wainwright

Staffan Jacob, Alexis S. Chaine, Michèle Huet, Jean Clobert, and Delphine Legrand

Open Access
Rampal S. Etienne, Juliano Sarmento Cabral, Oskar Hagen, Florian Hartig, Allen H. Hurlbert, Loïc Pellissier, Mikael Pontarp, and David Storch


Muyang Lu, David Vasseur, and Walter Jetz

Natural History Note


Stephen M. Zozaya, Megan Higgie, Craig Moritz, and Conrad J. Hoskin

Open Access
Kalle Olli, Robert Ptacnik, Riina Klais, and Timo Tamminen



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



Synthesis
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

Genomics

Recent Papers

Open Access
Elin Videvall, Vaidas Palinauskas, Gediminas Valkiūnas, and Olof Hellgren

Open Access
Diana Jessie Rennison, Kira E. Delmore, Kieran Samuk, Gregory L. Owens, and Sara E. Miller

Molly C. Womack, Marissa J. Metz, and Kim L. Hoke

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

Symposium
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


Eco-Evo Feedbacks

Recent Papers

Denon Start, Arthur E. Weis, and Benjamin Gilbert


Free Access
Pedro Branco, Martijn Egas, Spencer R. Hall, and Jef Huisman

Staffan Jacob, Alexis S. Chaine, Michèle Huet, Jean Clobert, and Delphine Legrand

David N. Reznick, Ronald D. Bassar, Corey A. Handelsman, Cameron K. Ghalambor, Jeff Arendt, Tim Coulson, Tomos Potter, Emily W. Ruell, Julián Torres-Dowdall, Paul Bentzen, and Joseph Travis

Open Access, Special Feature
Mark C. Urban, Alice Scarpa, Justin M. J. Travis, and Greta Bocedi

James H. Peniston, Michael Barfield, and Robert D. Holt

Christopher F. Steiner and Carly J. Nowicki

Gaurav Baruah, Christopher F. Clements, Frédéric Guillaume, and Arpat Ozgul

Open Access
Hanna ten Brink, André M. de Roos, and Ulf Dieckmann



Denon Start, Arthur E. Weis, and Benjamin Gilbert


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

Anna M. O’Brien, Ruairidh J. H. Sawers, Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra, and Sharon Y. Strauss


Open Access
Pedro Branco, Martijn Egas, James J. Elser, and Jef Huisman


Symposium
Swati Patel, Michael H. Cortez, and Sebastian J. Schreiber

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

Symposium
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

Phenotypic Plasticity

Recent Papers

T. Brandt Ryder, Roslyn Dakin, Ben J. Vernasco, Brian S. Evans, Brent M. Horton, and Ignacio T. Moore





Jeffrey E. Lane, Zenon J. Czenze, Rachel Findlay-Robinson, and Erin Bayne



Open Access
Ecological Genetic Conflict: Genetic Architecture Can Shift the Balance between Local Adaptation and Plasticity
Olof Leimar, Sasha R. X. Dall, John M. McNamara, Bram Kuijper, and Peter Hammerstein
Summaryhttps://www.amnat.org/an/newpapers/JanLeimar.html


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


Open Access
Jip J. C. Ramakers, Marleen M. P. Cobben, Piter Bijma, Thomas E. Reed, Marcel E. Visser, and Phillip Gienapp



March 15, 2020

Publishing in the time of Coronavirus, an open letter from the American Naturalist Editors

To the American Naturalist Community,

During this pandemic, The American Naturalist remains committed to continuing our work to publish your outstanding science. The journal kept up through the 1918 influenza pandemic, and will persist through this one too. But, we also recognize that there are many new demands on each of us during this extraordinary time.  As a result, we anticipate that the publishing process may be slower and more challenging. This essay is a call for mutual support and patience. 

We all are watching how the COVID-19 pandemic is putting many aspects of society on pause. To "bend the curve" and limit the impact of this pandemic on human life, we must all reduce our social interactions to a bare minimum, or less. This means working from home. At first glance this might seem like perhaps an amazing boon for your scientific productivity: fewer faculty meetings, no seminars, skip the commute, and so on. But life is not so simple, of course. Many of us find ourselves with home-bound kids, whose schooling needs to be continued with some supervision. Or you may find yourself a caregiver to a sick partner or child or parent as this infection spreads. Others among you may wrestle with the loneliness of isolation. Isolation in turn can compound the effects of depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions.  Working from home also means working in a distraction-rich environment of your own home. First and foremost among those distractions may be the news, or social media, where we turn both for external interaction and for news about the unfolding of this crisis. On top of these myriad distractions from work, there's also the extra workload suddenly imposed by taking classes online: creating virtual lectures, redesigning lessons, rethinking lab or field class content. 

In short, we face new work demands, and new distractions and obligations at home and in our communities. This makes it exceedingly difficult to remain focused on our scientific research. At The American Naturalist, we are hearing back from reviewers and Associate Editors that they need extra time to complete reviews or recommendations. We, too, are struggling to keep our minds on editorial decisions while parenting and rearranging our home and work routines. The Editorial Office, also, has gone entirely to remote work, which proves challenging to the manuscript handling and copyediting process. 

We expect that the entire process of publication may be slower in the coming months. Reviewers and Associate Editors: we still want your reviews and recommendations. But, we realize these may necessarily be delayed by your competing responsibilities to your family, lab, community, and your own mental health.  Authors: we still want your submissions and your revisions. But, we realize these too may be delayed. And we, as Editors, promise to do our best to render timely and thorough and thoughtful decisions. But, we too may be slowed down especially to look after our kids, most of whose schools are now closed.  

So, please, be patient with us, and we will be patient with you in turn. A few specifics:

* We will still send reminders to reviewers and AEs to nudge along slow reviews. But we will absolutely not judge you if you need extra time

* If situations change and you simply cannot complete a task you previously agreed to (e.g., if you get ill, or need to care intensively for an ill family member), please just let us know if you need to back out, or need extra time.

* A reminder that although the publication process may be slowed by all this (though hopefully not), we do accept submissions that have been posted on BioRxiv.

* As this situation progresses, we may find that we need to make decisions based on fewer reviews, if reviewers become unavailable. For now, we will maintain our goal of two reviews per paper. But if we find that the community becomes too busy or too distracted, we may consider accepting fewer reviews, as a temporary measure.

* For the foreseeable future, we hope to continue our scientific publishing efforts as usual. We will post any changes or updates on this blog, if that shifts.

* Above all, the health of you, and your families and friends, are more important than any one scientific paper.


Thank you for your collective support of this journal. We would not exist without you, our authors, reviewers, and AEs. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay connected, wash hands.

Best wishes,

Daniel Bolnick (Editor In Chief)
Jennifer Lau (Editor)
Russell Bonduriansky (Editor)
Erol Akcay (Incoming Editor)
Trish Morse (Managing Editor)