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Volume 10(7);  July 2014

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Animal Behaviour

Evidence for varying social strategies across the day in chacma baboons
Claudia Sick, Alecia J. Carter, Harry H. Marshall, Leslie A. Knapp, Torben Dabelsteen, Guy Cowlishaw
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140249. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0249
PMCID:
PMC4126618

Phylogeny

Rodents of the Caribbean: origin and diversification of hutias unravelled by next-generation museomics
Pierre-Henri Fabre, Julia T. Vilstrup, Maanasa Raghavan, Clio Der Sarkissian, Eske Willerslev, Emmanuel J. P. Douzery, Ludovic Orlando
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140266. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0266
PMCID:
PMC4126619

Animal Behaviour

Corinna Clark, Joanna Murrell, Mia Fernyhough, Treasa O'Rourke, Michael Mendl
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140273. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0273
PMCID:
PMC4126620

Evolutionary Biology

Salt- and alkaline-tolerance are linked in Acacia
Elisabeth N. Bui, Andrew Thornhill, Joseph T. Miller
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140278. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0278
PMCID:
PMC4126621

Palaeontology

Atolchelys lepida, a new side-necked turtle from the Early Cretaceous of Brazil and the age of crown Pleurodira
Pedro S. R. Romano, Valéria Gallo, Renato R. C. Ramos, Luzia Antonioli
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140290. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0290
PMCID:
PMC4126622

Animal Behaviour

Lise Diez, Philippe Lejeune, Claire Detrain
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140306. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0306
PMCID:
PMC4126623

Population Ecology

Too much of a good thing: resource provisioning alters infectious disease dynamics in wildlife
Daniel J. Becker, Richard J. Hall
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140309. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0309
PMCID:
PMC4126624

Animal Behaviour

Emerging issues in the evolution of animal nuptial gifts
Sara M. Lewis, Karim Vahed, Joris M. Koene, Leif Engqvist, Luc F. Bussière, Jennifer C. Perry, Darryl Gwynne, Gerlind U. C. Lehmann
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140336. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0336
PMCID:
PMC4126625

Community Ecology

Modelling plant species distribution in alpine grasslands using airborne imaging spectroscopy
Julien Pottier, Zbyněk Malenovský, Achilleas Psomas, Lucie Homolová, Michael E. Schaepman, Philippe Choler, Wilfried Thuiller, Antoine Guisan, Niklaus E. Zimmermann
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140347. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0347
PMCID:
PMC4126626

Phylogeny

Different on the inside: extreme swimbladder sexual dimorphism in the South Asian torrent minnows
Kevin W. Conway, Ralf Britz, Dustin S. Siegel
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140348. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0348
PMCID:
PMC4126627

Population Ecology

Maternal food quantity affects offspring feeding rate in Daphnia magna
Jennie S. Garbutt, Tom J. Little
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140356. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0356
PMCID:
PMC4126628

Global Change Biology

Joe Quirk, Megan Y. Andrews, Jonathan R. Leake, Steve A. Banwart, David J. Beerling
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140375. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0375
PMCID:
PMC4126629

Biomechanics

The kangaroo's tail propels and powers pentapedal locomotion
Shawn M. O'Connor, Terence J. Dawson, Rodger Kram, J. Maxwell Donelan
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140381. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0381
PMCID:
PMC4126630

Animal Behaviour

Jonathan Bone, Antonio S. Silva, Nichola J. Raihani
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140388. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0388
PMCID:
PMC4126631

Physiology

The cockroach Blattella germanica obtains nitrogen from uric acid through a metabolic pathway shared with its bacterial endosymbiont
Rafael Patiño-Navarrete, Maria-Dolors Piulachs, Xavier Belles, Andrés Moya, Amparo Latorre, Juli Peretó
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140407. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0407
PMCID:
PMC4126632

Palaeontology

What big eyes you have: the ecological role of giant pterygotid eurypterids
Ross P. Anderson, Victoria E. McCoy, Maria E. McNamara, Derek E. G. Briggs
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140412. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0412
PMCID:
PMC4126633

Biomechanics

Indirect evidence for elastic energy playing a role in limb recovery during toad hopping
Ariela Schnyer, Mirialys Gallardo, Suzanne Cox, Gary Gillis
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140418. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0418
PMCID:
PMC4126634

Animal Behaviour

African elephants (Loxodonta africana) recognize visual attention from face and body orientation
Anna F. Smet, Richard W. Byrne
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140428. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0428
PMCID:
PMC4126635
Age-dependent social learning in a lizard
Daniel W. A. Noble, Richard W. Byrne, Martin J. Whiting
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140430. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0430
PMCID:
PMC4126636

Community Ecology

Ungulate saliva inhibits a grass–endophyte mutualism
Andrew J. Tanentzap, Mark Vicari, Dawn R. Bazely
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140460. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0460
PMCID:
PMC4126637

Editorial

Rick W. Battarbee
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140462. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0462
PMCID:
PMC4126638

Retraction

Verónica Miravete, Núria Roura-Pascual, Robert R. Dunn, Crisanto Gómez
Biol Lett. Jul 2014; 10(7): 20140504. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0504
PMCID:
PMC4126639

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