Zoological Science

The effect of social information from live demonstrators compared to video playback on blue tit foraging decisions
Lesley Rogers –– The findings have implications for the increasing use of video playbacks to test social behaviour.
Manx shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) rafting behaviour revealed by GPS tracking and behavioural observations
Ginger Rebstock –– Rafting is a common behavior among many species of seabirds, but its functions and drivers are not well understood. This study demonstrates that time of day is more important that wind conditions in determining the number of birds rafting and their distance to the colony, suggesting the importance of predator avoidance at the colony in rafting.
A stepping stone to compositionality in chimpanzee communication
Jennifer Vonk –– It is a novel approach to combine facial and gestural signals, which is an important step forward in communication research.
No evidence for negative impacts of acute sulfoxaflor exposure on bee olfactory conditioning or working memory
Jennifer Vonk –– Very important to look at effects of human agents on wildlife.
Impact of digital video analytics on accuracy of chemobehavioural phenotyping in aquatic toxicology
Jörg Oehlmann –– Because behaviorual endpoints are increasingly considered in ecotoxicological studies, the question and potential impacts of different data processing tools and software are important and relevant to come to valid results.
Use of factor scores in multiple regression analysis for estimation of body weight by certain body measurements in Romanov Lambs
Arda Yildirim –– In animal husbandry, knowing the relationship between body weight and other body measurements is of great importance. This is a very interesting article addressing an important issue.
The use of biochar in animal feeding
Melanie Kah –– Finally a comprehensive and critical review on the use of biochar in animal feeding!
Comparison of physiological responses of Arabian striped hyaena (Hyaena hyaena sultana) to effective immobilisations with ketamine-medetomidine and ketamine-xylazine in (semi-) captive conditions
Jason Blackburn –– There are limited studies on wildlife immobilization, in particular this species.
The Munduruku marmoset: a new monkey species from southern Amazonia
José Maria Cardoso da Silva –– The description of a new species of primate is always significant and relevant.
Changes of the erythrocyte phenotype and blood biochemistry in dairy calves during the first ten weeks of age
Javier Alvarez-Rodriguez –– Meets deadlines and revises layout and grammar style
Zoological Science

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Exact integer linear programming solvers outperform simulated annealing for solving conservation planning problems https://t.co/evOIQae7lI @thePeerJ https://t.co/3nEu1FQJU7