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Recent Submissions

  • Genetic variance in fitness indicates rapid contemporary adaptive evolution in wild animals 

    Bonnet, T; Morrissey, MB; de Villemereuil, P; et al. (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 27 May 2022)
    The rate of adaptive evolution, the contribution of selection to genetic changes that increase mean fitness, is determined by the additive genetic variance in individual relative fitness. To date, there are few robust ...
  • Cooperative nest building in wild jackdaw pairs 

    Hahn, LG; Hooper, R; McIvor, GE; et al. (Elsevier, 6 July 2021)
    Animals create diverse structures, both individually and cooperatively, using materials from their environment. One striking example is the nests birds build for reproduction, which protect the offspring from external ...
  • Vocally mediated consensus decisions govern mass departures from jackdaw roosts. 

    Dibnah, AJ; Herbert-Read, JE; Boogert, NJ; et al. (Elsevier, 23 May 2022)
    In the early morning, large groups of up to hundreds or even thousands of roosting birds, sometimes comprising the entire roost population, often take off together in sudden mass departures. These departures commonly occur ...
  • Placing people at the heart of climate action 

    Devine-Wright, P; Whitmarsh, L; Gatersleben, B; et al. (Public Library of Science, 25 May 2022)
    Profound societal change along with continued technical improvements will be required to meet our climate goals, as well as to improve people’s quality of life and ensure thriving economies and ecosystems. Achieving the ...
  • Remote sensing of floral resources for pollinators - new horizons from satellites to drones 

    Gonzales, D; Hempel De Ibarra, N; Anderson, K (Frontiers Media, 20 May 2022)
    Insect pollinators are affected by the spatio-temporal distribution of floral resources, which are dynamic across time and space, and also influenced heavily by anthropogenic activities. There is a need for spatial data ...

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