Michael Haslam

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  • Perspective |

    Nearly ten years after the field of primate archaeology was first proposed, the status of the field is reported on, including recent discoveries as well as future directions and challenges, marking the end of archaeology’s ‘anthropocentric era’.

    • Michael Haslam
    • , R. Adriana Hernandez-Aguilar
    • , Tomos Proffitt
    • , Adrian Arroyo
    • , Tiago Falótico
    • , Dorothy Fragaszy
    • , Michael Gumert
    • , John W. K. Harris
    • , Michael A. Huffman
    • , Ammie K. Kalan
    • , Suchinda Malaivijitnond
    • , Tetsuro Matsuzawa
    • , William McGrew
    • , Eduardo B. Ottoni
    • , Alejandra Pascual-Garrido
    • , Alex Piel
    • , Jill Pruetz
    • , Caroline Schuppli
    • , Fiona Stewart
    • , Amanda Tan
    • , Elisabetta Visalberghi
    •  & Lydia V. Luncz
  • Review Article |

    Bayesian phylogenetic methods are very popular among evolutionary biologists and ecologists. This Review summarizes the major features of Bayesian inference and discusses several practical aspects of Bayesian computation.

    • Fabrícia F. Nascimento
    • , Mario dos Reis
    •  & Ziheng Yang
  • Article |

    Theory predicts that competing species should fill niche space, but empirical evidence is lacking. Here, the authors reconcile theory and data by showing that niche packing depends on whether regulating factors are substitutable or not.

    • Ben Ashby
    • , Eleanor Watkins
    • , José Lourenço
    • , Sunetra Gupta
    •  & Kevin R. Foster
  • Perspective |

    The fertilization effect has the potential to limit the impacts of global warming, but the biosphere is likely to shift into a period in which this effect is saturated.

    • Josep Peñuelas
    • , Philippe Ciais
    • , Josep G. Canadell
    • , Ivan A. Janssens
    • , Marcos Fernández-Martínez
    • , Jofre Carnicer
    • , Michael Obersteiner
    • , Shilong Piao
    • , Robert Vautard
    •  & Jordi Sardans
  • Article |

    Ecosystem accounts quantify trade-offs between the economy and the environment. Here, the authors apply this approach to a regional case study of native forest use to show how it can be used to inform policy about complex land management decisions.

    • Heather Keith
    • , Michael Vardon
    • , John A. Stein
    • , Janet L. Stein
    •  & David Lindenmayer

News & Comment

  • Comment |

    We anticipate that conventional management approaches will be insufficient to protect coral reefs, even if global warming is limited to 1.5 °C. Emerging technologies are needed to stem the decline of these natural assets.

    • Ken Anthony
    • , Line K. Bay
    • , Robert Costanza
    • , Jennifer Firn
    • , John Gunn
    • , Peter Harrison
    • , Andrew Heyward
    • , Petra Lundgren
    • , David Mead
    • , Tom Moore
    • , Peter J. Mumby
    • , Madeleine J. H. van Oppen
    • , John Robertson
    • , Michael C. Runge
    • , David J. Suggett
    • , Britta Schaffelke
    • , David Wachenfeld
    •  & Terry Walshe
  • Editorial |

    To defend evolution against misguided attacks, we need to consider how evolutionary biology is perceived by outsiders.

  • Comment |

    Targets for human development are increasingly connected with targets for nature, however, existing scenarios do not explicitly address this relationship. Here, we outline a strategy to generate scenarios centred on our relationship with nature to inform decision-making at multiple scales.

    • Isabel M. D. Rosa
    • , Henrique M. Pereira
    • , Simon Ferrier
    • , Rob Alkemade
    • , Lilibeth A. Acosta
    • , H. Resit Akcakaya
    • , Eefje den Belder
    • , Asghar M. Fazel
    • , Shinichiro Fujimori
    • , Mike Harfoot
    • , Khaled A. Harhash
    • , Paula A. Harrison
    • , Jennifer Hauck
    • , Rob J. J. Hendriks
    • , Gladys Hernández
    • , Walter Jetz
    • , Sylvia I. Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen
    • , HyeJin Kim
    • , Nicholas King
    • , Marcel T. J. Kok
    • , Grygoriy O. Kolomytsev
    • , Tanya Lazarova
    • , Paul Leadley
    • , Carolyn J. Lundquist
    • , Jaime García Márquez
    • , Carsten Meyer
    • , Laetitia M. Navarro
    • , Carsten Nesshöver
    • , Hien T. Ngo
    • , Karachepone N. Ninan
    • , Maria G. Palomo
    • , Laura M. Pereira
    • , Garry D. Peterson
    • , Ramon Pichs
    • , Alexander Popp
    • , Andy Purvis
    • , Federica Ravera
    • , Carlo Rondinini
    • , Jyothis Sathyapalan
    • , Aafke M. Schipper
    • , Ralf Seppelt
    • , Josef Settele
    • , Nadia Sitas
    •  & Detlef van Vuuren
  • News and Views |

    A new theoretical study warns against common misinterpretations of classical ideas on the limits to species diversity.

    • György Barabás
  • News and Views |

    A focus on sea anemones throws the classic concept of germ layer homology on its head, as cnidarians are found to possess the gene expression programmes for three, rather than two, germ layers.

    • Tamar Hashimshony
  • News and Views |

    Trace fossils from the Ediacaran–Cambrian transition of Brazil point to the existence of bioengineering meiofaunal animals prior to the ‘Cambrian Explosion’.

    • Lidya G. Tarhan

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  • Evolution is the unifying concept that runs through the life sciences, from the origin and diversification of life to understanding behaviour to dealing with disease. Ecology takes biology from the relative simplicity of individuals to the complexity of interactions between organisms and their environments. Its implications stretch beyond biology into environmental science and the grand challenges facing society.
  • Nature Ecology & Evolution publishes original research as Articles and Brief Communications. We will also publish News & Views, Reviews, Comments, Features and a range of other content, that elaborate on significant advances and debates in the field and cover topical issues and societal implications.
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