Doves improve their wingbeat efficacy without elevating maximum pectoralis power by angling their wings mid-downstroke to efficiently generate aerodynamic force while simultaneously tensioning the supracoracoideus tendon to assist the upstroke.
Jamie Mitchel Waterman, Tristan Michael Cofer ... Matthias Erb
Real-time volatile emission kinetics reveal stress volatiles emitted from herbivore-damaged plants can sequentially prime and induce defense responses in undamaged plants following distinct temporal patterns.
Bird activity during Covid 19 lockdown changed depending on species and site, as well as on environmental parameters and heterospecific (e.g., human) activity, revealing a complex and dynamic urban ecological system.
New archaeobotanical data from Negev Highland rubbish middens demonstrate that crop diversity in the Southern Levant expanded more during the first millennium CE than in any earlier period, yet with minimal consequences for consumption and production patterns.
Microbial macroecological patterns under coarse-graining are captured by a null model of ecology, a result which was leveraged to successfully predict the relationship between fine and coarse-grained diversity.