The Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences
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5,359 peer-reviewed articles and 5,187 preprints published since 2013.

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PeerJ — the Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences is a peer-reviewed & Open Access journal publishing primary research and reviews in biology, life sciences, environmental sciences, and medicine.

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18 July
Investigating parental care behaviour in same-sex pairing of zoo greater flamingo

Same-sex pair bonding is an understudied area of research interest. In an early, small sample study, researchers have observed similar behavior in female-female parenting as with heterosexual pairs in the zoo greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). These early results could be illuminating with regard to the evolution of flamingo social behavior, same-sex pair bonds, and why pair bonds form in general. Image credit: Dhaval Vargiya, CC SA 4.0.

Animal Behavior Ecology Zoology
Barbara Regaiolli, Camillo Sandri, Paul E. Rose, Vittoria Vallarin, Caterina Spiezio

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PeerJ works with major conferences and societies through sponsorships and curated collections to highlight societal member and conference delegate work. Collections are available for in-depth peer-reviewed research articles as well as conference abstracts.

WCMB World Congress on Marine Biodicersity
Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
International Conference on Bioinformatics
German Conference on Bioinformatics
Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean
Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy
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