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A comparison of non-surgical methods for sexing young gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus)
"Any tool that can increase our knowledge of how climate change affects populations is useful."
Whitney Kistler, Handling Editor
Aggressive signaling among competing species of birds
"This article examines the signals used by birds during aggressive interactions. The authors have managed to generate a fantastic dataset of aggressive signals that they use to determine which type of signals are used in conspecific vs heterospecific interactions."
James Curley, Handling Editor
Cuticular hydrocarbons as caste-linked cues in Neotropical swarm-founding wasps
"da Silva and colleagues advance knowledge on Neotropical swarm-founding wasp chemical communication through analysis of cuticular hydrocarbons"
Joseph Gillespie, Handling Editor
Biological control potential of entomopathogenic fungal strains against peach Fruit fly, Bactrocera zonata (Saunders) (Diptera: Tephritidae)
"Article is based on the use of fungi strains in biological control of insect pest."
Naureen Rana, Handling Editor
Long forgotten: Eunice woodwardi Baird, 1869 (Annelida, Eunicidae) revisited, with an insight on internal anatomy
"The manuscript compiles information on an unicid species from Europe and revalidates a species, closing up a confusion on the topic"
Diogo Provete, Handling Editor
Geometric morphometrics as a tool to understand biogeographical and evolutionary patterns in crane fly genus Ischnotoma Skuse (Diptera, Tipulidae)
"Great reviewe, quick and detailed"
Tony Robillard, Handling Editor
Positively selected genes in the hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus) lineage: prominence of thymus expression, immune and metabolic function, and regions of ancient synteny
"This is a thorough analysis of a bat genome highlighting genes under selection. It will a significant reference for both bat biologists and evolutionary biologists in general."
Madhava Meegaskumbura, Handling Editor
Physiological stress and higher reproductive success in bumblebees are both associated with intensive agriculture
"The use of ecological stoichiometry to examine how environmental stress affects fitness-related traits in bumblebees is a welcomed approach. Ecological stoichiometry is a relatively neglected methodology that has tremendous potential for tackling big questions related to the effects of environmental stress on animal biology."
Clint Kelly, Handling Editor
Characterizing the suckling behavior by video and 3D-accelerometry in humpback whale calves on a breeding ground
Alan McElligott, Handling Editor
New genus of Ironidae (Nematoda, Enoplida) from Piip volcano (the Bering Sea)
"This paper contributes to the taxonomy of nematodes and expands our understanding of biodiversity of deep-sea vent ecosystems."
Natalia Zhukova, Handling Editor
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Czekońska and Łopuch examine the effect of age and sexual maturation on thermal preferences of honey #bee drones Read the full article https://t.co/ahiUlL3hYn #AnimalBehavior #Entomology

Nest characteristics and composition of the colonial nesting Azure-winged magpie Cyanopica cyanus in South Korea https://t.co/KahhfPCEvG @thePeerJ https://t.co/nQAw3C1EMd

High-resolution melting (HRM) curve analysis as a potential tool for the identification of #earthworm species and haplotypes Read the full article https://t.co/JSWr1KHg9y #AgriculturalScience #Biodiversity #Ecology

Highlighted in the State of Active #Coral Reef Conservation and Restoration Collection - Pocillopora spp. growth analysis on restoration structures in an Eastern Tropical Pacific upwelling area Read the full article https://t.co/yCNiejtXIN #Conservation #MarineBio

Really proud that at last the paper Stewart Edie @NMNH, Dave Jablonski @UChicagoPaleo and I wrote on how to align bivalves for shape analysis using NON-point-based homologies (bc clams have so few homologous points!) is out in PeerJ https://t.co/y72eSQPGiV

Intra- and interspecific competition resulting from spatial coexistence among larvae of closely-related caddisflies from the genus Hydropsyche https://t.co/7D1K4sFqes @thePeerJ https://t.co/TrNjDVwYJ5

Adapting mark-recapture methods to estimating accepted species-level diversity: a case study with terrestrial Gastropoda https://t.co/WOhPoM9yye @thePeerJ https://t.co/se6DxHujoU

Remote sensing techniques for automated marine mammals detection: a review of methods and current challenges https://t.co/PPHC1nCD6E @thePeerJ

New publication from @UTK_TCE @utcvm collaborationin @PeerJLife https://t.co/IIEzE6CSuF #AnimalBehavior #Zoology #Kinesiology