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  • Into the body wall and back out again
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-12-01
    Frank W. Smith; Elizabeth L. Jockusch

    Two analyses of developmental patterning functions of leg and wing genes in a crustacean provide complementary support for the incorporation of proximal leg components into the body wall during the crustacean–insect transition, but lead to duelling models for which portion(s) re-emerged from the body as wings.

    更新日期:2020-12-01
  • Knockout of crustacean leg patterning genes suggests that insect wings and body walls evolved from ancient leg segments
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-12-01
    Heather S. Bruce; Nipam H. Patel

    The origin of insect wings has long been debated. Central to this debate is whether wings are a novel structure on the body wall resulting from gene co-option, or evolved from an exite (outgrowth; for example, a gill) on the leg of an ancestral crustacean. Here, we report the phenotypes for the knockout of five leg patterning genes in the crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis and compare these with their

    更新日期:2020-12-01
  • Intercontinental genomic parallelism in multiple three-spined stickleback adaptive radiations
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-30
    Isabel S. Magalhaes; James R. Whiting; Daniele D’Agostino; Paul A. Hohenlohe; Muayad Mahmud; Michael A. Bell; Skúli Skúlason; Andrew D. C. MacColl

    Parallelism, the evolution of similar traits in populations diversifying in similar conditions, provides strong evidence of adaptation by natural selection. Many studies of parallelism focus on comparisons of different ecotypes or contrasting environments, defined a priori, which could upwardly bias the apparent prevalence of parallelism. Here, we estimated genomic parallelism associated with components

    更新日期:2020-12-01
  • Online meetings for the win
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-25

    We welcome the move to virtual being the default for scientific interactions.

    更新日期:2020-11-25
  • Publisher Correction: Conservative route to genome compaction in a miniature annelid
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-25
    José M. Martín-Durán; Bruno C. Vellutini; Ferdinand Marlétaz; Viviana Cetrangolo; Nevena Cvetesic; Daniel Thiel; Simon Henriet; Xavier Grau-Bové; Allan M. Carrillo-Baltodano; Wenjia Gu; Alexandra Kerbl; Yamile Marquez; Nicolas Bekkouche; Daniel Chourrout; Jose Luis Gómez-Skarmeta; Manuel Irimia; Boris Lenhard; Katrine Worsaae; Andreas Hejnol

    A Correction to this paper has been published: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-01327-6.

    更新日期:2020-11-25
  • A decade to study deep-sea life
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-25
    Kerry L. Howell; Ana Hilário; A. Louise Allcock; David Bailey; Maria Baker; Malcolm R. Clark; Ana Colaço; Jon Copley; Erik E. Cordes; Roberto Danovaro; Awantha Dissanayake; Elva Escobar; Patricia Esquete; Austin J. Gallagher; Andrew R. Gates; Sylvie M. Gaudron; Christopher R. German; Kristina M. Gjerde; Nicholas D. Higgs; Nadine Le Bris; Lisa A. Levin; Elisabetta Manea; Craig McClain; Lenaick Menot;

    The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development presents an exceptional opportunity to effect positive change in ocean use. We outline what is required of the deep-sea research community to achieve these ambitious objectives.

    更新日期:2020-11-25
  • Geological alteration of Precambrian steroids mimics early animal signatures
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-23
    Lennart M. van Maldegem; Benjamin J. Nettersheim; Arne Leider; Jochen J. Brocks; Pierre Adam; Philippe Schaeffer; Christian Hallmann

    The absence of unambiguous animal body fossils in rocks older than the late Ediacaran has rendered fossil lipids the most promising tracers of early organismic complexity. Yet much debate surrounds the various potential biological sources of putative metazoan steroids found in Precambrian rocks. Here we show that 26-methylated steranes—hydrocarbon structures currently attributed to the earliest animals—can

    更新日期:2020-11-23
  • Algal origin of sponge sterane biomarkers negates the oldest evidence for animals in the rock record
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-23
    Ilya Bobrovskiy; Janet M. Hope; Benjamin J. Nettersheim; John K. Volkman; Christian Hallmann; Jochen J. Brocks

    The earliest fossils of animal-like organisms occur in Ediacaran rocks that are approximately 571 million years old. Yet 24-isopropylcholestanes and other C30 fossil sterol molecules have been suggested to reflect an important ecological role of demosponges as the first abundant animals by the end of the Cryogenian period (>635 million years ago). Here, we demonstrate that C30 24-isopropylcholestane

    更新日期:2020-11-23
  • Gene expression dynamics during rapid organismal diversification in African cichlid fishes
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-23
    Athimed El Taher; Astrid Böhne; Nicolas Boileau; Fabrizia Ronco; Adrian Indermaur; Lukas Widmer; Walter Salzburger

    Changes in gene expression play a fundamental role in phenotypic evolution. Transcriptome evolutionary dynamics have so far mainly been compared among distantly related species and remain largely unexplored during rapid organismal diversification, in which gene regulatory changes have been suggested as particularly effective drivers of phenotypic divergence. Here we studied gene expression evolution

    更新日期:2020-11-23
  • Conservative route to genome compaction in a miniature annelid
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-16
    José M. Martín-Durán; Bruno C. Vellutini; Ferdinand Marlétaz; Viviana Cetrangolo; Nevena Cvetesic; Daniel Thiel; Simon Henriet; Xavier Grau-Bové; Allan M. Carrillo-Baltodano; Wenjia Gu; Alexandra Kerbl; Yamile Marquez; Nicolas Bekkouche; Daniel Chourrout; Jose Luis Gómez-Skarmeta; Manuel Irimia; Boris Lenhard; Katrine Worsaae; Andreas Hejnol

    The causes and consequences of genome reduction in animals are unclear because our understanding of this process mostly relies on lineages with often exceptionally high rates of evolution. Here, we decode the compact 73.8-megabase genome of Dimorphilus gyrociliatus, a meiobenthic segmented worm. The D. gyrociliatus genome retains traits classically associated with larger and slower-evolving genomes

    更新日期:2020-11-16
  • The interspecific growth–mortality trade-off is not a general framework for tropical forest community structure
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-16
    Sabrina E. Russo; Sean M. McMahon; Matteo Detto; Glenn Ledder; S. Joseph Wright; Richard S. Condit; Stuart J. Davies; Peter S. Ashton; Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin; Chia-Hao Chang-Yang; Sisira Ediriweera; Corneille E. N. Ewango; Christine Fletcher; Robin B. Foster; C. V. Savi Gunatilleke; I. A. U. Nimal Gunatilleke; Terese Hart; Chang-Fu Hsieh; Stephen P. Hubbell; Akira Itoh; Abdul Rahman Kassim; Yao Tze

    Resource allocation within trees is a zero-sum game. Unavoidable trade-offs dictate that allocation to growth-promoting functions curtails other functions, generating a gradient of investment in growth versus survival along which tree species align, known as the interspecific growth–mortality trade-off. This paradigm is widely accepted but not well established. Using demographic data for 1,111 tree

    更新日期:2020-11-16
  • Researchers using environmental DNA must engage ethically with Indigenous communities
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-12
    Matilda Handsley-Davis; Emma Kowal; Lynette Russell; Laura S. Weyrich

    The study of environmental DNA can reveal information about the history and presence of Indigenous communities on their lands — potentially even inadvertently. Better engagement with the ethical aspects of environmental DNA research is required in the field as a whole, and especially for researchers working on Indigenous lands.

    更新日期:2020-11-13
  • Microevolution in our megadont relative
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-09
    Richard Potts

    Cranial variation in South African specimens of Paranthropus robustus illustrate temporal changes that suggest how the morphology of this hominin fossil species related to its palaeoenvironment and microevolutionary processes.

    更新日期:2020-11-09
  • Vibrational modes of water predict spectral niches for photosynthesis in lakes and oceans
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-09
    Tadzio Holtrop; Jef Huisman; Maayke Stomp; Levi Biersteker; Jeroen Aerts; Théophile Grébert; Frédéric Partensky; Laurence Garczarek; Hendrik Jan van der Woerd

    Stretching and bending vibrations of water molecules absorb photons of specific wavelengths, a phenomenon that constrains light energy available for aquatic photosynthesis. Previous work suggested that these absorption properties of water create a series of spectral niches but the theory was still too simplified to enable prediction of the spectral niches in real aquatic ecosystems. Here, we show with

    更新日期:2020-11-09
  • Drimolen cranium DNH 155 documents microevolution in an early hominin species
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-09
    Jesse M. Martin; A. B. Leece; Simon Neubauer; Stephanie E. Baker; Carrie S. Mongle; Giovanni Boschian; Gary T. Schwartz; Amanda L. Smith; Justin A. Ledogar; David S. Strait; Andy I. R. Herries

    Paranthropus robustus is a small-brained extinct hominin from South Africa characterized by derived, robust craniodental morphology. The most complete known skull of this species is DNH 7 from Drimolen Main Quarry, which differs from P. robustus specimens recovered elsewhere in ways attributed to sexual dimorphism. Here, we describe a new fossil specimen from Drimolen Main Quarry, dated from approximately

    更新日期:2020-11-09
  • Ectopic activation of GABA B receptors inhibits neurogenesis and metamorphosis in the cnidarian Nematostella vectensis
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-09
    Shani Levy; Vera Brekhman; Anna Bakhman; Assaf Malik; Arnau Sebé-Pedrós; Mickey Kosloff; Tamar Lotan

    The metabotropic gamma-aminobutyric acid B receptor (GABABR) is a G protein-coupled receptor that mediates neuronal inhibition by the neurotransmitter GABA. While GABABR-mediated signalling has been suggested to play central roles in neuronal differentiation and proliferation across evolution, it has mostly been studied in the mammalian brain. Here, we demonstrate that ectopic activation of GABABR

    更新日期:2020-11-09
  • Life history and population regulation shape demographic competence and influence the maintenance of endemic disease
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-09
    Matthew J. Silk; David J. Hodgson

    Host life history and demography play important roles in host–pathogen dynamics, by influencing the ability of hosts and their pathogens to coexist. We introduce the concept of demographic competence to describe the ability of host populations to sustain endemic infectious disease. Hosts with high demographic competence are more likely to act as keystone hosts and constitute reservoirs of infection

    更新日期:2020-11-09
  • Same-sex sexual behaviour and selection for indiscriminate mating
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-09
    Brian A. Lerch; Maria R. Servedio

    The widespread presence of same-sex sexual behaviour (SSB) has long been thought to pose an evolutionary conundrum, as participants in SSB suffer the cost of failing to reproduce after expending the time and energy to find a mate. The potential for SSB to occur as part of an optimal strategy has received less attention, although indiscriminate sexual behaviour may be the ancestral mode of sexual reproduction

    更新日期:2020-11-09
  • Consider divergent regional perspectives to enhance wildlife conservation across Africa
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-02
    Hans Bauer; Bertrand Chardonnet; Paul Scholte; Serge Alexis Kamgang; Djafarou Ali Tiomoko; Aristide Comlan Tehou; Brice Sinsin; Fikirte Gebresenbet; Addisu Asefa; Kadiri Serge Bobo; Hamissou Garba; Ali Laouel Abagana; Djibril Diouck; Ameer Awad Mohammed; Claudio Sillero-Zubiri

    In African wildlife conservation literature, southern and southeastern African voices dominate, giving a false impression of pan-Africanism. We present divergent perspectives from West, Central and the Horn of Africa and argue that empathy towards multiple perspectives offers increased resilience to COVID-19 and other crises.

    更新日期:2020-11-02
  • A meta-analysis of biological impacts of artificial light at night
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-02
    Dirk Sanders; Enric Frago; Rachel Kehoe; Christophe Patterson; Kevin J. Gaston

    Natural light cycles are being eroded over large areas of the globe by the direct emissions and sky brightening that result from sources of artificial night-time light. This is predicted to affect wild organisms, particularly because of the central role that light regimes play in determining the timing of biological activity. Although many empirical studies have reported such effects, these have focused

    更新日期:2020-11-02
  • Early mammalian social behaviour revealed by multituberculates from a dinosaur nesting site
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-02
    Lucas N. Weaver; David J. Varricchio; Eric J. Sargis; Meng Chen; William J. Freimuth; Gregory P. Wilson Mantilla

    When sociality evolved and in which groups remain open questions in mammalian evolution, largely due to the fragmentary Mesozoic mammal fossil record. Nevertheless, exceptionally preserved fossils collected in well-constrained geologic and spatial frameworks can provide glimpses into these more fleeting aspects of early mammalian behaviour. Here we report on exceptional specimens of a multituberculate

    更新日期:2020-11-02
  • Phosphorus fertilization is eradicating the niche of northern Eurasia’s threatened plant species
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-02
    Martin Joseph Wassen; Julian Schrader; Jerry van Dijk; Maarten Boudewijn Eppinga

    The greater bioavailability of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) in the Anthropocene has strongly impacted terrestrial plant communities. In northwest Europe, because high N deposition is considered the main driver of plant diversity loss, European Union (EU) legislation to reduce N deposition is expected to promote plant species recovery. However, this expectation is simplistic: it ignores

    更新日期:2020-11-02
  • Remote spectral detection of biodiversity effects on forest biomass
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-11-02
    Laura J. Williams; Jeannine Cavender-Bares; Philip A. Townsend; John J. Couture; Zhihui Wang; Artur Stefanski; Christian Messier; Peter B. Reich

    Quantifying how biodiversity affects ecosystem functions through time over large spatial extents is needed for meeting global biodiversity goals yet is infeasible with field-based approaches alone. Imaging spectroscopy is a tool with potential to help address this challenge. Here, we demonstrate a spectral approach to assess biodiversity effects in young forests that provides insight into its underlying

    更新日期:2020-11-02
  • People power
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-10-28

    A wealth of potential exists for citizen science to contribute to major ecological and societal challenges. We can all play a part by contributing to these projects, and encouraging our networks to do so too.

    更新日期:2020-10-29
  • Tree growth in sync
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-10-26
    Lara M. Kueppers

    Global synchrony in tree growth shows a recent rapid rise tied to increasing temperature synchrony, which might alter global carbon sink dynamics.

    更新日期:2020-10-28
  • Evidence of unprecedented rise in growth synchrony from global tree ring records
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-10-26
    Rubén Delgado Manzanedo; Janneke HilleRisLambers; Tim Tito Rademacher; Neil Pederson

    Changes in the temporal coherence between populations, which can influence their stability, resilience and persistence, remain a critical uncertainty of climate change. Recent studies have documented increasing spatial synchrony between populations at continental scales and linked it to anthropogenic climate change. However, the lack of long-term and global baseline perspectives on spatial synchrony

    更新日期:2020-10-28
  • Timing the origin of eukaryotic cellular complexity with ancient duplications
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-10-26
    Julian Vosseberg; Jolien J. E. van Hooff; Marina Marcet-Houben; Anne van Vlimmeren; Leny M. van Wijk; Toni Gabaldón; Berend Snel

    Eukaryogenesis is one of the most enigmatic evolutionary transitions, during which simple prokaryotic cells gave rise to complex eukaryotic cells. While evolutionary intermediates are lacking, gene duplications provide information on the order of events by which eukaryotes originated. Here we use a phylogenomics approach to reconstruct successive steps during eukaryogenesis. We find that gene duplications

    更新日期:2020-10-28
  • Nutritional niches reveal fundamental domestication trade-offs in fungus-farming ants
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-10-26
    Jonathan Z. Shik; Pepijn W. Kooij; David A. Donoso; Juan C. Santos; Ernesto B. Gomez; Mariana Franco; Antonin J. J. Crumière; Xavier Arnan; Jack Howe; William T. Wcislo; Jacobus J. Boomsma

    During crop domestication, human farmers traded greater productivity for higher crop vulnerability outside specialized cultivation conditions. We found a similar domestication trade-off across the major co-evolutionary transitions in the farming systems of attine ants. First, the fundamental nutritional niches of cultivars narrowed over ~60 million years of naturally selected domestication, and laboratory

    更新日期:2020-10-28
  • Heterogeneous relationships between rates of speciation and body size evolution across vertebrate clades
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-10-26
    Christopher R. Cooney; Gavin H. Thomas

    Several theories predict that rates of phenotypic evolution should be related to the rate at which new lineages arise. However, drawing general conclusions regarding the coupling between these fundamental evolutionary rates has been difficult due to the inconsistent nature of previous results combined with uncertainty over the most appropriate methodology with which to investigate such relationships

    更新日期:2020-10-28
  • Author Correction: Eight problems with literature reviews and how to fix them
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-10-19
    Neal R. Haddaway; Alison Bethel; Lynn V. Dicks; Julia Koricheva; Biljana Macura; Gillian Petrokofsky; Andrew S. Pullin; Sini Savilaakso; Gavin B. Stewart

    An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via a link at the top of the paper.

    更新日期:2020-10-19
  • Author Correction: Phylogenomics provides robust support for a two-domains tree of life
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-10-19
    Tom A. Williams; Cymon J. Cox; Peter G. Foster; Gergely J. Szöllősi; T. Martin Embley

    An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via a link at the top of the paper.

    更新日期:2020-10-19
  • Genome-wide analysis of the Firmicutes illuminates the diderm/monoderm transition
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-10-19
    Najwa Taib; Daniela Megrian; Jerzy Witwinowski; Panagiotis Adam; Daniel Poppleton; Guillaume Borrel; Christophe Beloin; Simonetta Gribaldo

    The transition between cell envelopes with one membrane (Gram-positive or monoderm) and those with two membranes (Gram-negative or diderm) is a fundamental open question in the evolution of Bacteria. Evidence of the presence of two independent diderm lineages, the Halanaerobiales and the Negativicutes, within the classically monoderm Firmicutes has blurred the monoderm/diderm divide and specifically

    更新日期:2020-10-19
  • The network structure and eco-evolutionary dynamics of CRISPR-induced immune diversification
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-10-19
    Shai Pilosof; Sergio A. Alcalá-Corona; Tong Wang; Ted Kim; Sergei Maslov; Rachel Whitaker; Mercedes Pascual

    As a heritable sequence-specific adaptive immune system, CRISPR–Cas is a powerful force shaping strain diversity in host–virus systems. While the diversity of CRISPR alleles has been explored, the associated structure and dynamics of host–virus interactions have not. We explore the role of CRISPR in mediating the interplay between host–virus interaction structure and eco-evolutionary dynamics in a

    更新日期:2020-10-19
  • Improve forest restoration initiatives to meet Sustainable Development Goal 15
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-10-12
    Junze Zhang; Bojie Fu; Mark Stafford-Smith; Shuai Wang; Wenwu Zhao

    Monoculture plantations have been promoted for the restoration of the world’s forested area, but these have not contained or reversed the loss of biodiversity. More innovative incentive policies should be implemented to shift the planet’s forest restoration policies from increasing the area of forests per se to improving their biodiversity.

    更新日期:2020-10-12
  • Safe fieldwork strategies for at-risk individuals, their supervisors and institutions
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-10-12
    Amelia-Juliette Claire Demery; Monique Avery Pipkin

    As a result of identity prejudice, certain individuals are more vulnerable to conflict and violence when they are in the field. It is paramount that all fieldworkers be informed of the risks some colleagues may face, so that they can define best practice together: here we recommend strategies to minimize risk for all individuals conducting fieldwork.

    更新日期:2020-10-12
  • Individual species provide multifaceted contributions to the stability of ecosystems
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-10-12
    Lydia White; Nessa E. O’Connor; Qiang Yang; Mark C. Emmerson; Ian Donohue

    Exploration of the relationship between species diversity and ecological stability has occupied a prominent place in ecological research for decades. Yet, a key component of this puzzle—the contributions of individual species to the overall stability of ecosystems—remains largely unknown. Here, we show that individual species simultaneously stabilize and destabilize ecosystems along different dimensions

    更新日期:2020-10-12
  • Eight problems with literature reviews and how to fix them
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-10-12
    Neal R. Haddaway; Alison Bethel; Lynn V. Dicks; Julia Koricheva; Biljana Macura; Gillian Petrokofsky; Andrew S. Pullin; Sini Savilaakso; Gavin B. Stewart

    Traditional approaches to reviewing literature may be susceptible to bias and result in incorrect decisions. This is of particular concern when reviews address policy- and practice-relevant questions. Systematic reviews have been introduced as a more rigorous approach to synthesizing evidence across studies; they rely on a suite of evidence-based methods aimed at maximizing rigour and minimizing susceptibility

    更新日期:2020-10-12
  • Soil-microorganism-mediated invasional meltdown in plants
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-10-05
    Zhijie Zhang; Yanjie Liu; Caroline Brunel; Mark van Kleunen

    While most alien species fail to establish, some invade native communities and become widespread. Our understanding of invasion success is derived mainly from pairwise interactions between aliens and natives, while interactions among more than two species remain largely unexplored. Here, we experimentally tested whether and how a third plant species, either native or alien, affected the competitive

    更新日期:2020-10-05
  • Plant traits alone are poor predictors of ecosystem properties and long-term ecosystem functioning
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-10-05
    Fons van der Plas; Thomas Schröder-Georgi; Alexandra Weigelt; Kathryn Barry; Sebastian Meyer; Adriana Alzate; Romain L. Barnard; Nina Buchmann; Hans de Kroon; Anne Ebeling; Nico Eisenhauer; Christof Engels; Markus Fischer; Gerd Gleixner; Anke Hildebrandt; Eva Koller-France; Sophia Leimer; Alexandru Milcu; Liesje Mommer; Pascal A. Niklaus; Yvonne Oelmann; Christiane Roscher; Christoph Scherber; Michael

    Earth is home to over 350,000 vascular plant species that differ in their traits in innumerable ways. A key challenge is to predict how natural or anthropogenically driven changes in the identity, abundance and diversity of co-occurring plant species drive important ecosystem-level properties such as biomass production or carbon storage. Here, we analyse the extent to which 42 different ecosystem properties

    更新日期:2020-10-05
  • Amplify diverse voices
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-09-28

    In this issue, we focus on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in science.

    更新日期:2020-09-28
  • The methylation landscape and its role in domestication and gene regulation in the chicken.
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-09-21
    Andrey Höglund,Rie Henriksen,Jesper Fogelholm,Allison M Churcher,Carlos M Guerrero-Bosagna,Alvaro Martinez-Barrio,Martin Johnsson,Per Jensen,Dominic Wright

    Domestication is one of the strongest examples of artificial selection and has produced some of the most extreme within-species phenotypic variation known. In the case of the chicken, it has been hypothesized that DNA methylation may play a mechanistic role in the domestication response. By inter-crossing wild-derived red junglefowl with domestic chickens, we mapped quantitative trait loci for hypothalamic

    更新日期:2020-09-21
  • Inclusive conservation requires amplifying experiences of diverse scientists.
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-09-14
    Karen Bailey,Nia Morales,Milton Newberry

    As conservation organizations seek to create inclusive communities, they should reflect on current experiences. Using interview vignettes, we bring to attention the isolation and discrimination experienced by scientists who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour, alongside additional burdens of diversity and inclusion work.

    更新日期:2020-09-14
  • Field-based sciences must transform in response to COVID-19.
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-09-14
    Eleanor M L Scerri,Denise Kühnert,James Blinkhorn,Huw S Groucutt,Patrick Roberts,Kathleen Nicoll,Andrea Zerboni,Emuobosa Akpo Orijemie,Huw Barton,Ian Candy,Steven T Goldstein,John Hawks,Khady Niang,Didier N'Dah,Michael D Petraglia,Nicholas C Vella

    The pandemic will allow us to fundamentally remodel the way field-based sciences are taught, conducted and funded — but only if we stop waiting for a ‘return to normal’.

    更新日期:2020-09-14
  • A guide to ecosystem models and their environmental applications.
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-09-14
    William L Geary,Michael Bode,Tim S Doherty,Elizabeth A Fulton,Dale G Nimmo,Ayesha I T Tulloch,Vivitskaia J D Tulloch,Euan G Ritchie

    Applied ecology has traditionally approached management problems through a simplified, single-species lens. Repeated failures of single-species management have led us to a new paradigm — managing at the ecosystem level. Ecosystem management involves a complex array of interacting organisms, processes and scientific disciplines. Accounting for interactions, feedback loops and dependencies between ecosystem

    更新日期:2020-09-14
  • Ecology shapes epistasis in a genotype-phenotype-fitness map for stick insect colour.
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-09-14
    Patrik Nosil,Romain Villoutreix,Clarissa F de Carvalho,Jeffrey L Feder,Thomas L Parchman,Zach Gompert

    Genetic interactions such as epistasis are widespread in nature and can shape evolutionary dynamics. Epistasis occurs due to nonlinearity in biological systems, which can arise via cellular processes that convert genotype to phenotype and via selective processes that connect phenotype to fitness. Few studies in nature have connected genotype to phenotype to fitness for multiple potentially interacting

    更新日期:2020-09-14
  • Tropical and Mediterranean biodiversity is disproportionately sensitive to land-use and climate change.
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-09-14
    Tim Newbold,Philippa Oppenheimer,Adrienne Etard,Jessica J Williams

    Global biodiversity is undergoing rapid declines, driven in large part by changes to land use and climate. Global models help us to understand the consequences of environmental changes for biodiversity, but tend to neglect important geographical variation in the sensitivity of biodiversity to these changes. Here we test whether biodiversity responses to climate change and land-use change differ among

    更新日期:2020-09-14
  • 更新日期:2020-09-10
  • Author Correction: Ecological pest control fortifies agricultural growth in Asia-Pacific economies.
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-09-08
    Kris A G Wyckhuys,Yanhui Lu,Wenwu Zhou,Matthew J W Cock,Steven E Naranjo,Atumurirava Fereti,Frances E Williams,Michael J Furlong

    An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via a link at the top of the paper.

    更新日期:2020-09-08
  • Pesticide dosing must be guided by ecological principles.
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-09-07
    Théotime Colin,Coline Monchanin,Mathieu Lihoreau,Andrew B Barron

    Insecticide use could be reduced if dose recommendations move from a toxicological perspective (how much is needed to kill an insect pest) to an ecological perspective (how much is needed to protect a crop).

    更新日期:2020-09-08
  • Bone of contention.
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-09-07
    Valéria Vaškaninová

    The discovery of Minjinia turgenensis, a Palaeozoic stem-group jawed vertebrate with endochondral bone — a character long regarded as exclusive for bony fish and land vertebrates — changes our perception of bone formation evolution. It may also provide the first evidence for endochondral bone loss in cartilaginous fishes.

    更新日期:2020-09-08
  • Biogeography of marine giant viruses reveals their interplay with eukaryotes and ecological functions.
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-09-07
    Hisashi Endo,Romain Blanc-Mathieu,Yanze Li,Guillem Salazar,Nicolas Henry,Karine Labadie,Colomban de Vargas,Matthew B Sullivan,Chris Bowler,Patrick Wincker,Lee Karp-Boss,Shinichi Sunagawa,Hiroyuki Ogata

    Nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDVs) are ubiquitous in marine environments and infect diverse eukaryotes. However, little is known about their biogeography and ecology in the ocean. By leveraging the Tara Oceans pole-to-pole metagenomic data set, we investigated the distribution of NCLDVs across size fractions, depths and biomes, as well as their associations with eukaryotic communities. Our

    更新日期:2020-09-08
  • Endochondral bone in an Early Devonian 'placoderm' from Mongolia.
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-09-07
    Martin D Brazeau,Sam Giles,Richard P Dearden,Anna Jerve,Ya Ariunchimeg,E Zorig,Robert Sansom,Thomas Guillerme,Marco Castiello

    Endochondral bone is the main internal skeletal tissue of nearly all osteichthyans—the group comprising more than 60,000 living species of bony fishes and tetrapods. Chondrichthyans (sharks and their kin) are the living sister group of osteichthyans and have primarily cartilaginous endoskeletons, long considered the ancestral condition for all jawed vertebrates (gnathostomes). The absence of bone in

    更新日期:2020-09-08
  • Idiosyncratic epistasis creates universals in mutational effects and evolutionary trajectories.
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-09-07
    Daniel M Lyons,Zhengting Zou,Haiqing Xu,Jianzhi Zhang

    Patterns of epistasis and shapes of fitness landscapes are of wide interest because of their bearings on a number of evolutionary theories. The common phenomena of slowing fitness increases during adaptations and diminishing returns from beneficial mutations are believed to reflect a concave fitness landscape and a preponderance of negative epistasis. Paradoxically, fitness decreases tend to decelerate

    更新日期:2020-09-08
  • Releasing uncurated datasets is essential for reproducible phylogenomics.
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-09-03
    Eric D Salomaki,Laura Eme,Matthew W Brown,Martin Kolisko

    更新日期:2020-09-03
  • A new wave of marine fish invasions through the Panama and Suez canals.
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-09-01
    Gustavo A Castellanos-Galindo,D Ross Robertson,Mark E Torchin

    Recent engineered expansions of the Panama and Suez canals have accelerated the introduction of non-native marine fishes and other organisms between their adjacent waters. Measures to prevent further invasions through canals should be incorporated into global shipping policies, as well as through local efforts.

    更新日期:2020-09-01
  • Facilitative priority effects drive parasite assembly under coinfection.
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-08-31
    Fletcher W Halliday,Rachel M Penczykowski,Benoit Barrès,Jenalle L Eck,Elina Numminen,Anna-Liisa Laine

    Host individuals are often coinfected with diverse parasite assemblages, resulting in complex interactions among parasites within hosts. Within hosts, priority effects occur when the infection sequence alters the outcome of interactions among parasites. Yet, the role of host immunity in this process remains poorly understood. We hypothesized that the host response to the first infection could generate

    更新日期:2020-08-31
  • Ecological pest control fortifies agricultural growth in Asia-Pacific economies.
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-08-31
    Kris A G Wyckhuys,Yanhui Lu,Wenwu Zhou,Matthew J W Cock,Steven E Naranjo,Atumurirava Fereti,Frances E Williams,Michael J Furlong

    The Green Revolution is credited with alleviating famine, mitigating poverty and driving aggregate economic growth since the 1960s. In Asia, high-input technology packages secured a tripling of rice output, with germplasm improvements providing benefits beyond US$4.3 billion yr–1. Here, we unveil the magnitude and macro-economic relevance of parallel nature-based contributions to productivity growth

    更新日期:2020-08-31
  • Epimutations driven by small RNAs arise frequently but most have limited duration in Caenorhabditis elegans.
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-08-31
    Toni Beltran,Vahid Shahrezaei,Vaishali Katju,Peter Sarkies

    Epigenetic regulation involves changes in gene expression independent of DNA sequence variation that are inherited through cell division. In addition to a fundamental role in cell differentiation, some epigenetic changes can also be transmitted transgenerationally through meiosis. Epigenetic alterations (epimutations) could thus contribute to heritable variation within populations and be subject to

    更新日期:2020-08-31
  • Palaeoclimate ocean conditions shaped the evolution of corals and their skeletons through deep time.
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-08-31
    Andrea M Quattrini,Estefanía Rodríguez,Brant C Faircloth,Peter F Cowman,Mercer R Brugler,Gabriela A Farfan,Michael E Hellberg,Marcelo V Kitahara,Cheryl L Morrison,David A Paz-García,James D Reimer,Catherine S McFadden

    Identifying how past environmental conditions shaped the evolution of corals and their skeletal traits provides a framework for predicting their persistence and that of their non-calcifying relatives under impending global warming and ocean acidification. Here we show that ocean geochemistry, particularly aragonite–calcite seas, drives patterns of morphological evolution in anthozoans (corals, sea

    更新日期:2020-08-31
  • Global forest restoration and the importance of prioritizing local communities.
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. (IF 12.541) Pub Date : 2020-08-24
    J T Erbaugh,N Pradhan,J Adams,J A Oldekop,A Agrawal,D Brockington,R Pritchard,A Chhatre

    Forest restoration occupies centre stage in global conversations about carbon removal and biodiversity conservation, but recent research rarely acknowledges social dimensions or environmental justice implications related to its implementation. We find that 294.5 million people live on tropical forest restoration opportunity land in the Global South, including 12% of the total population in low-income

    更新日期:2020-08-24
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