Zoological Science

Disentangling the mechanisms of mate choice in a captive koala population

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Haseeb Khan –– This study adds to the knowledge about captive breeding of endangered koala.
AANAT transgenic sheep generated via OPS vitrified-microinjected pronuclear embryos and reproduction efficiency of the transgenic offspring

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Shao-Chen Sun –– This study applies melatonin into transgenetic animal production.
Sexual dimorphism in adult Little Stints (Calidris minuta) revealed by DNA sexing and discriminant analysis

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Simon Griffith –– It will mostly be useful for people working on this, or similar species and is largely confirmatory at a broader level. That is not a problem though and of course it is a useful addition to the literature
Are some individuals generally more behaviorally plastic than others? An experiment with sailfin mollies

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Jennifer Vonk –– It is important to investigate consistency between various measures of flexibility and try to pin down the nature of the construct. Also, the study extends the topic to a novel taxonomic group.
Captive gibbons (Hylobatidae) use different referential cues in an object-choice task: insights into lesser ape cognition and manual laterality

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

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.
The songs of male pied flycatchers: exploring the legacy of the fathers

Section Editor rating: 6 / 10

Michael Wink –– interresting topic beyond the actual species
Motion-triggered video cameras reveal spatial and temporal patterns of red fox foraging on carrion provided by mountain lions

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

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)

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jennifer Vonk –– New methods for assessing prosocial behaviors in nonhuman primates are needed to help resolve a difficult topic.
Conflict resolution in socially housed Sumatran orangutans (Pongo abelii)

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Jennifer Vonk –– There are few reports of social behavior in orangutans, especially group-housed captive orangutans and this will add to the literature on conflict resolution in great apes.
Shape and size of the arenas affect amphipod behaviours: implications for ecotoxicology

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Chris Vulpe –– A new approach to behavioral testing of crustaceans.

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Our article has been published today in @thePeerJ Awesome job @PariceBrandies along with @KathyBelov @CEGrueber @sandiegozoo @Sydney_Science https://t.co/V0DUpVyY72 #AnimalBehavior #ConservationBiology #WomenInSTEM

Sexual dimorphism in adult Little Stints (Calidris minuta) revealed by DNA sexing and discriminant analysis https://t.co/w1lzEV4CTU @thePeerJ https://t.co/Og2hsUqgLl

AANAT transgenic sheep generated via OPS vitrified-microinjected pronuclear embryos and reproduction efficiency of the transgenic offspring https://t.co/19POYvNpnk @thePeerJ https://t.co/NB23IPGVWE

Are some individuals generally more behaviorally plastic than others? An experiment with sailfin mollies https://t.co/qiqKh3scfe @thePeerJ https://t.co/MEO1iDy4Hi

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Our article on gibbon cognition and manual laterality has been published today in @thePeerJ . It's the first paper with my name on it! https://t.co/XvLEJbBUVh #AnimalBehavior #Zoology

Conflict resolution and reconciliation in orangutans https://t.co/wMTEo7IscL via @thePeerJ

The songs of male pied flycatchers: exploring the legacy of the fathers https://t.co/n4JD3KBH0V @thePeerJ https://t.co/Pg7vFmNoA8

Testing chimpanzees’ prosocial behavior using touchscreens https://t.co/8iE1lXR1se @thePeerJ @carvalhoprimate

My article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/lqsA9rY6Lq #AnimalBehavior #MarineBiology #Zoology #Ecotoxicology