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    1. Ecology

    Ocean acidification increases susceptibility to sub-zero air temperatures in ecosystem engineers and limits poleward range shifts

    Jakob Thyrring, Colin D Macleod ... Christopher DG Harley
    A novel experiment shows that ocean acidification decreases freeze tolerance in blue mussels, which may limit their ability to redistribute poleward in response to climate warming.
    1. Ecology

    Temperature sensitivity of the interspecific interaction strength of coastal marine fish communities

    Masayuki Ushio, Tetsuya Sado ... Masaki Miya
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Complex plumages spur rapid color diversification in kingfishers (Aves: Alcedinidae)

    Chad M Eliason, Jenna M McCullough ... Michael J Andersen
    Treating color patterns in a geometric morphometrics framework reveals rapid rates of color evolution that are explained by a combination of intrinsic organismal features (color variation among patches) and geography within a cosmopolitan radiation of birds.
    1. Ecology

    Echolocating bats prefer a high risk-high gain foraging strategy to increase prey profitability

    Laura Stidsholt, Antoniya Hubancheva ... Peter T Madsen
    Greater mouse-eared bats prefer to hunt large ground insects despite high failure rates, but switch to smaller, easily caught flying insects in response to environmental changes.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Ecology

    Emergent regulation of ant foraging frequency through a computationally inexpensive forager movement rule

    Lior Baltiansky, Guy Frankel, Ofer Feinerman
    Rather than complex decisions, it is the motion of individuals that allows for collective foraging regulation in ant colonies.
    1. Ecology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Competitive interactions between culturable bacteria are highly non-additive

    Amichai Baichman-Kass, Tingting Song, Jonathan Friedman
    High-throughput measurements of simplified bacterial communities find that when multiple species jointly inhibit a focal species of interest, their individual effects do not add up, but are dominated by the strongest single-species effect.
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Multiple preferred escape trajectories are explained by a geometric model incorporating prey’s turn and predator attack endpoint

    Yuuki Kawabata, Hideyuki Akada ... Paolo Domenici
    The mathematical model incorporating new parameters explains multimodal distributions in escape direction (i.e., multiple preferred escape trajectories), which are previously observed in various animal taxa.
    1. Ecology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Non-invasive real-time genomic monitoring of the critically endangered kākāpō

    Lara Urban, Allison K Miller ... Andrew Digby
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    The deep-rooted origin of disulfide-rich spider venom toxins

    Naeem Yusuf Shaikh, Kartik Sunagar
    A remarkable case of the common evolutionary origin of a prominent spider venom component.
    1. Ecology
    2. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Antibiotic Resistance: A mobile target

    Carolina Oliveira de Santana, Pieter Spealman, Gabriel G Perron
    The global spread of antibiotic resistance could be due to a number of factors, and not just the overuse of antibiotics in agriculture and medicine as previously thought.
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