Zoological Science

Functional significance of cuckoo Cuculus canorus calls: responses of conspecifics, hosts and non-hosts
Michael Wink –– interesting work on cuckoos
Nonspecific stress response to temperature increase in Gammarus lacustris Sars with respect to oxygen-limited thermal tolerance concept
Salvador Sánchez-Carrillo –– Biochemistry of environmental stress in organismal to be used as biomarkers
Th2 cytokine bias induced by silver nanoparticles in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)
Susanne Brander –– It describes new findings regarding sublethal immunotoxic effects caused by a contaminant class (nanoparticles) of emerging concern in a marine organism of ecological importance.
Integrative taxonomy of the genus Pseudostegana (Diptera, Drosophilidae) from China, with descriptions of eleven new species
John Ringo –– Eleven new species are described. Classical morphological characters are analyzed alongside genetic data, a nice synthesis.
Environmental stressors may cause equine herpesvirus reactivation in captive Grévy’s zebras (Equus grevyi)
Fernando Spilki –– The findings are of importance for those handling captive zebras.
Disentangling the mechanisms of mate choice in a captive koala population
Haseeb Khan –– This study adds to the knowledge about captive breeding of endangered koala.
Captive gibbons (Hylobatidae) use different referential cues in an object-choice task: insights into lesser ape cognition and manual laterality
Jennifer Vonk –– Lesser ape cognition is really understudied in comparison to other primates despite the unique nature of their social structure and their important place in the lineage of primates.
Motion-triggered video cameras reveal spatial and temporal patterns of red fox foraging on carrion provided by mountain lions
Jennifer Vonk –– Carnivores remain somewhat understudied and information about foraging ecology is important both from a conservation standpoint and informing us about their cognition and behavior.
Touch-screen-guided task reveals a prosocial choice tendency by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)
Jennifer Vonk –– New methods for assessing prosocial behaviors in nonhuman primates are needed to help resolve a difficult topic.
Shape and size of the arenas affect amphipod behaviours: implications for ecotoxicology
Chris Vulpe –– A new approach to behavioral testing of crustaceans.
Zoological Science

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Late Carnian symbiotic corals https://t.co/BRX5fXecRy via @thePeerJ

Effects of dietary inorganic chromium supplementation on broiler growth performance: a meta-analysis https://t.co/m6AAGmbMQs @thePeerJ https://t.co/jTUBL9KJ0R

Published today with @illiamjackson, @melisabetta and undergrad assistant, Daniel Ramirez in PeerJ. 3 emoji summary:

Ever wondered about the effect of multimodal cues from a predatory #fish on refuge use and foraging on an amphidromous #shrimp? Find out in @PeerJLife article https://t.co/10mOrF6Kop @UAGM_Orlando @FIU @UPR_Oficial #AnimalBehavior #Ecology #Zoology https://t.co/zBduTjP2Mf

My article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/VY0Xg0i2jc #Bioinformatics #Genetics #Genomics #Zoology

Activity strategy and pattern of the Siberian jerboa (Orientallactaga sibirica) in the Alxa desert region, China https://t.co/8AlpNsMDG1 @thePeerJ https://t.co/bEJcdO6gOU

Our article "Forbidden links, trait matching and modularity in plant-hummingbird networks: Are specialized modules characterized by higher phenotypic floral integration? has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/XX568bAJWu #Pollination #Lacandona #Ecology #PlantScience

My article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/AciChD12Tg #Biodiversity #EvolutionaryStudies #Genomics #Taxonomy #Zoology #artemia

Iberian pigs: more tan excellent ham!My article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/d5y3LMi3xY #AgriculturalScience #Biochemistry #Zoology

Excited to have my first article as a first author published in @thePeerJ https://t.co/ITYaZWSpml. We kept this one short and sweet: the microbiome community structure from samples stored at -20C did not differ from those stored at the standard -80C, even after 4 years