Tackling emerging fungal threats to animal health, food security and ecosystem resilience
Compiled and edited by Matthew C. Fisher, Neil A.R. Gow and Sarah J. Gurr
Unites researchers sharing a common aim – to exploit advances in biology to understand the drivers causing the emergence of pathogenic fungi and to forge a research agenda to mitigate their impact.
Weird sex: the underappreciated diversity of sexual reproduction
Compiled and edited by Duur Aanen, Madeleine Beekman and Hanna Kokko
Addresses topics from fundamental questions such as the evolutionary benefits and the origin of sex and mating types, to secondary consequences of sexual reproduction, such as sexual selection and the increased scope for genetic conflict.
Moving in a moving medium: new perspectives on flight
Compiled and edited by Steven J. Portugal and Emily L.C. Shepard
Presents the state of the art in our knowledge of the biomechanical, physiological and behavioural responses of animals to air flows.
Tropical grassy biomes: linking ecology, human use and conservation
Compiled and edited by Catherine L. Parr and Caroline E. R. Lehmann
Examines the identification, ecology, drivers of change, and human use of tropical savannahs and grasslands.
From DNA barcodes to biomes
Compiled and edited by Paul D.N. Hebert, Mehrdad Hajibabaei and Peter M. Hollingsworth
Reveals how the potential of barcoding is being realized, how the five million DNA barcode records now available are changing the scale and scope of biodiversity analyses.
The major synthetic evolutionary transitions
Compiled and edited by Ricard Solé
Considers whether a class of evolutionary transitions can be explored involving the use of artificial evolutionary experiments where alternative paths to innovation can be explored.
Evolution brings Ca2+ and ATP together to control life and death
Compiled and edited by Ole H. Petersen and Alexei Verkhratsky
Reviews the enormous progress that has been made recently in identifying the very subtle and precise mechanisms that exist for controlling the handling of Ca2+, even in very specific sub-cellular compartments.
Dating species divergences using rocks and clocks
Compiled and edited by Ziheng Yang and Philip Donoghue
Considers the development of models of evolutionary rate change that deal with the sloppy tick rate of the molecular clock.
Major transitions in human evolution
Compiled and edited by Robert Foley, Lawrence Martin, Marta Mirazón Lahr and Chris Stringer
Focuses on key transitions in human evolution to understand the interaction of biology, behaviour, culture and environment.
The interaction of fire and mankind
Compiled and edited by Andrew Scott, William Chaloner, Claire Belcher and Christopher Roos
Discusses how communities could live with fire challenges at local, national and transnational scales.
Evolutionary ecology of arthropod anti-microbial peptides
Compiled and edited by Jens Rolff and Paul Schmid-Hempel
This theme issue examines the role of AMPs in their natural context as the main interface between host and microbes.
Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in dynamic landscapes
Compiled and edited by Ulrich Brose and Helmut Hillebrand
Presents novel research on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in dynamic communities of real-world landscapes.
Understanding variation in human fertility: what can we learn from evolutionary demography?
Compiled and edited by David W Lawson, Rebecca Sear, Mary K Shenk, Stephen C Stearns and Hillard Kaplan
Showcases how evolutionary approaches can help us understand the puzzle of why fertility varies so much.
The regulators of biodiversity in deep time
Compiled and edited by Thomas Ezard, Tiago Quental and Michael Benton
Provides a series of case studies of how novel approaches are helping infer the regulators of biodiversity in deep time.
Innovation in animals and humans: understanding the origins and development of novel and creative behaviour
Compiled and edited by Simon Reader, Emma Flynn, Julie Morand-Ferron and Kevin Laland
Brings together experts on animal and human innovation and childhood creativity, to investigate the evolutionary roots and development of innovation.
Compiled and edited by Kevin Lafferty and Eileen Hofmann
Assesses the state of marine disease research, considers current challenges and suggests new frameworks for studying and managing marine diseases.
The evolution of cooperation based on direct fitness benefits
Compiled and edited by Michael Taborsky, Joachim G Frommen and Christina Riehl
Combines the work of leading evolutionary theoreticians and empiricists proposing complementary evolutionary mechanisms that can explain the frequent occurrence of cooperation among non-kin.
Origin and evolution of the nervous system
Compiled and edited by Frank Hirth and Nicholas Strausfeld
Considers the origin of nervous systems, integrating knowledge ranging from evolutionary theory and palaeontology to comparative developmental genetics and phylogenomics.
Solving the puzzle of collective action through inter-individual differences: evidence from primates and humans
Compiled and edited by Luke Glowacki, Sergey Gavrilets and Chris von Rueden
Brings together recent research on inter-individual differences and collective action in primates and humans to shed new light on why we cooperate.
Measuring the difference made by protected areas: methods, applications and implications for policy and practice
Compiled and edited by Robert L Pressey and Paul J Ferraro
Highlights recent advances in the science of protected area evaluations, and explores the challenges to developing a more credible evidence base for protecting nature.
Eukaryotic origins: progress and challenges
Compiled and edited by T Martin Embley and Tom A Williams
Summarises recent progress in our understanding of eukaryotic origins, and highlights some of the most lively ongoing debates.
The dynamics of antibody repertoires
Compiled and edited by Sarah Cobey, Frederick A Matsen IV and Patrick Wilson
Researchers from immunology, evolution, ecology, mathematics and computation present new methods and analyses to understand the evolution of B cell repertoires.
Within-host dynamics of infection: from ecological insights to evolutionary predictions
Compiled and edited by Olivier Restif and Andrea Graham
This theme issue showcases the contributions of ecology to elucidating the within-host dynamics of infection.
Cancer across life: Peto’s Paradox and the promise of comparative oncology
Compiled and edited by Joshua Schiffman, Matthew Breen, Michael Hochberg and Carlo Maley
Highlights discoveries in the emerging area of comparative oncology.
The sociality-health-fitness nexus in animal societies
Compiled and edited by Peter Kappeler and Charles Nunn
Integrates new findings on the interrelationships among sociality, health and fitness in a wide array of group-living species, ranging from ants to humans.
The biological impacts of artificial light at night: from molecules to communities
Compiled and edited by Kevin Gaston, Marcel Visser and Franz Hölker
Brings together cutting-edge research on the implications of artificial light for a wide breadth of biological systems associated with light - from individual organisms to communities and ecosystems.
Human evolution: brain, birth weight and the immune system
Compiled and edited by Graham J Burton, Ashley Moffett and Barry Keverne
Explores the complex network of interactions regulating brain development in the light of new concepts in placental evolution, the immune system at the maternal-fetal interface, and genomic imprinting.
Phylogeny, extinction and conservation
Compiled and edited by Félix Forest, Daniel Faith, Keith Crandall and Mark Chase
Presents advances in methodologies and provides case studies that apply these methods to support conservation efforts.
Ancient DNA: the first three decades
Compiled and edited by Erika Hagelberg, Michael Hofreiter and Christine Keyser
Contains a cross-section of current research in ancient DNA, three decades after the birth of the field.
Marine regime shifts around the globe: theory, drivers and impacts
Compiled and edited by Alessandra Conversi, Christian Möllmann, Carl Folke and Martin Edwards
Brings together multiple disciplines to advance our understanding and management of regime shifts in marine ecosystems.
Assessing risks and impacts of pharmaceuticals in the environment on wildlife and ecosystems
Compiled and edited by Kathryn Arnold, A Ross Brown, Gerald Ankley and John Sumpter
Looks at the risks that pharmaceuticals in the environment pose to the health and long-term viability of free-living animals and ecosystems.
Phenotypic integration and modularity in plants and animals
Compiled and edited by W Scott Armbruster
Addresses theoretical and empirical aspects of integration and modularity, displaying a diversity of approaches, and highlighting gaps in our knowledge and directions for future research.
Contemporary and future studies in plant speciation, morphological-floral evolution and polyploidy
Compiled and edited by Daniel Crawford, Jeffrey Doyle, Douglas Soltis, Pamela Soltis and Jonathan Wendel
Celebrates the importance of Leslie Gottlieb’s contributions to plant evolutionary biology.
What cost mitochondria? Maintenance and evolution of mtDNA
Compiled and edited by Duur Aanen, Johannes Spelbrink and Madeleine Beekman
Looks at how mitochondria are costly and why we expect them to be, and the role mitochondria play in certain diseases and ageing.
Satellite remote sensing for biodiversity research and conservation applications
Compiled and edited by Nathalie Pettorelli, Kamran Safi, Woody Turner and Stefan Dech
Discusses how combining ecological knowledge and satellite-based information allows a better understanding of changes in biodiversity patterns.
Inclusive fitness: 50 years on
Compiled and edited by Andy Gardner and Stuart West
Showcases exciting current research in inclusive fitness, and celebrates the 50th anniversary of W.D. Hamilton's theory.
Changing the light environment: chloroplast signalling and response mechanisms
Compiled and edited by Cornelia Spetea, Eevi Rintamäki and Benoît Schoefs
Highlights some of the most recent findings on chloroplast-initiated signalling cascades and responses to environmental changes, including light and biotic stress.
Achieving food and environmental security: new approaches to close the gap
Compiled and edited by Guy Poppy, Paul Jepson, John Pickett and Michael Birkett
Discusses the role that science must play in achieving sustainable intensification of crop production.
Seeing and doing: how vision shapes animal behaviour
Compiled and edited by Ronald Douglas and Thomas Cronin
Address current knowledge in the area where vision science interfaces with animal behaviours such as navigation, signalling, predator evasion, food detection and orientation.