Ecology

Ecology

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Latest articles

    1. Ecology

    Polarised Moonlight Guides Nocturnal Bull Ants Home

    Cody A Freas, Ajay Narendra ... Ken Cheng
    1. Ecology

    The larva and adult of Helicoverpa armigera use differential gustatory receptors to sense sucrose

    Shuai-Shuai Zhang, Pei-Chao Wang ... Chen-Zhu Wang
    The sweet taste receptors in the cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera) are evolved to adapt towards the larval and adult foods with different types and amounts of sugar.
    1. Ecology
    2. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Landscape drives zoonotic malaria prevalence in non-human primates

    Emilia Johnson, Reuben Sunil Kumar Sharma ... Kimberly Fornace
    Regional meta-analysis enriches our understanding of zoonotic malaria in primate reservoirs in areas of Southeast Asia experiencing deforestation, with wider ecological implications for human disease risk in fragmented landscapes.
    1. Ecology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Evidence of social learning across symbolic cultural barriers in sperm whales

    Antonio Leitao, Maxime Lucas ... Giovanni Petri
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Ecology

    Collaborative hunting in artificial agents with deep reinforcement learning

    Kazushi Tsutsui, Ryoya Tanaka ... Keisuke Fujii
    Collaborative hunting, characterized by the division of roles among predators, has emerged within a group of artificial agents through deep reinforcement learning.
    1. Ecology

    Deciphering deep-sea chemosynthetic symbiosis by single-nucleus RNA-sequencing

    Hao Wang, Kai He ... Chaolun Li

Highlights

    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Plant Biology: Hiding in plain smell

    Youngsung Joo, Meredith C Schuman
    1. Ecology

    Ecosystems: The diversity of decay

    Emma J Sayer, Ralf Schäfer
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    The natural history of the house sparrow

    Haley E Hanson, Noreen S Mathews ... Lynn B Martin

Senior editors

  1. George H Perry
    Pennsylvania State University, United States
  2. Sergio Rasmann
    University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  3. Meredith C Schuman
    University of Zurich, Switzerland
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