Fuxjager et al. (2015) Evolutionary patterns of adaptive acrobatics and physical performance predict expression profiles of androgen receptor - but not oestrogen receptor - in the forelimb musculature. Func Ecol, in press. Read more about manakins again
Last week we read:
Schwabl H, et al. (2015) Variation in song system anatomy and androgen levels does not correspond to song characteristics in a tropical songbird. Anim Behav 104: 39-50.
This week we are into fish:
White GE, Brown C (2015) Microhabitat use affects brain size and structure in intertidal gobies. Brain Behav Evol
Another spring and another season of following ruffed grouse. This year, Nick is largely responsible for recording ruffed grouse drumming and completing playback experiments with them. So far, we have a lot of birds in a very small area, which is making fieldwork considerably easier than previous years. Read more about Drumming season 2015
Sir Terry Pratchett wrote dozens of novels, but was also an important advocate for neuroscience, right-to-die legislation and science education. He provided satirical and novel insight into evolutionary biology, physics and chemistry in ways that few other people could provide and the world is a less interesting place without him. Read more about R.I.P. Terry Pratchett