Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the British Ecological Society
Country
United Kingdom
History
1932-present
Website
http://www.journalofanimalecology.org
Impact factor
4.457 (2010)

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Monarch butterflies increasingly plagued by parasites

Monarch butterflies, among the most iconic insects in North America, are increasingly plagued by a debilitating parasite, a new analysis shows. The Journal of Animal Ecology published the findings by scientists at Emory University ...

Elephants benefit from having older siblings, especially sisters

A study of semi-captive Asian elephants in Myanmar has found that calves benefit from having older sisters more than older brothers. The findings are published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Animal Ecology.

Leaving by staying: Dispersal decisions of young giraffes

Dispersal, the process where animals reaching sexual maturity move away from family, is important for maintaining genetic diversity and is key to the long-term persistence of natural populations. For most animals, this involves ...

When fawns perceive constant danger, they almost seem to relax

Burnout. It is a syndrome that is said to afflict humans who feel chronic stress. But after conducting a novel study using trail cameras showing the interactions between white-tailed deer fawns and predators, a Penn State ...

The reproductive advantages of large male fish

In mosquitofish, of the genus Gambusia, male fish are smaller than females—sometimes only half the size. Biologists had previously assumed that smaller male mosquitofish had at least some reproductive advantages. Researchers ...

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