Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

Do male fish prefer them big and colourful?

Male black-finned goodeid or mexcalpique fish know what they want when they pick a female to mate with; they prefer them big-bellied and as orange as possible. Interestingly, females displaying these traits are the ones most ...

dateOct 10, 2017 in Ecology
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Bats and bugs do battle in the tropics

n the tropical rainforests of Panama, Dartmouth's Hannah ter Hofstede is witness to what Charles Darwin called a "struggle for existence." She studies a competition for survival that pits the cricket-like katydids rubbing ...

dateOct 03, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Sibling bonding is stronger when dad's around

For many female mammals, mothers and maternal sisters dominate all aspects of an individual's social life. Emily Lynch of the University of Missouri, Columbia, in the US argues fathers might play a significant role, as well. ...

dateJul 18, 2017 in Ecology
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Bumble bees make a beeline for larger flowers

Bumble bees create foraging routes by using their experience to select nectar-rich, high-rewarding flowers. A study by Shohei Tsujimoto and Hiroshi Ishii of the University of Toyama in Japan now suggests that bees actually ...

dateJun 29, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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