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    Biocultural approaches combining local values, knowledge, and needs with global ecological factors provide a fruitful indicator framework for assessing local and global well-being and sustainability, and help bridge the divide between them.

    • Eleanor J. Sterling
    • , Christopher Filardi
    • , Anne Toomey
    • , Amanda Sigouin
    • , Erin Betley
    • , Nadav Gazit
    • , Jennifer Newell
    • , Simon Albert
    • , Diana Alvira
    • , Nadia Bergamini
    • , Mary Blair
    • , David Boseto
    • , Kate Burrows
    • , Nora Bynum
    • , Sophie Caillon
    • , Jennifer E. Caselle
    • , Joachim Claudet
    • , Georgina Cullman
    • , Rachel Dacks
    • , Pablo B. Eyzaguirre
    • , Steven Gray
    • , James Herrera
    • , Peter Kenilorea
    • , Kealohanuiopuna Kinney
    • , Natalie Kurashima
    • , Suzanne Macey
    • , Cynthia Malone
    • , Senoveva Mauli
    • , Joe McCarter
    • , Heather McMillen
    • , Pua’ala Pascua
    • , Patrick Pikacha
    • , Ana L. Porzecanski
    • , Pascale de Robert
    • , Matthieu Salpeteur
    • , Myknee Sirikolo
    • , Mark H. Stege
    • , Kristina Stege
    • , Tamara Ticktin
    • , Ron Vave
    • , Alaka Wali
    • , Paige West
    • , Kawika B. Winter
    •  & Stacy D. Jupiter
  • Research | | open

    Adélie penguins are a key Antarctic indicator species, but data patchiness has challenged efforts to link population dynamics to key drivers. Che-Castaldo et al. resolve this issue using a pan-Antarctic Bayesian model to infer missing data, and show that spatial aggregation leads to more robust inference regarding dynamics.

    • Christian Che-Castaldo
    • , Stephanie Jenouvrier
    • , Casey Youngflesh
    • , Kevin T. Shoemaker
    • , Grant Humphries
    • , Philip McDowall
    • , Laura Landrum
    • , Marika M. Holland
    • , Yun Li
    • , Rubao Ji
    •  & Heather J. Lynch
  • Research | | open

    Punishment by peers can enforce social norms, such as contributing to a public good. Here, Abbink and colleagues show that individuals will enforce norms even when contributions reduce the net benefit of the group, resulting in the maintenance of wasteful contributions.

    • Klaus Abbink
    • , Lata Gangadharan
    • , Toby Handfield
    •  & John Thrasher
  • Research |

    The study by Gómez et al. of frontline fighters and non-combatants shows that a willingness to fight and die in intergroup conflict is associated with the sacrifice of material concerns for sacred values, and the perceived spiritual strength of in-groups and adversaries.

    • Ángel Gómez
    • , Lucía López-Rodríguez
    • , Hammad Sheikh
    • , Jeremy Ginges
    • , Lydia Wilson
    • , Hoshang Waziri
    • , Alexandra Vázquez
    • , Richard Davis
    •  & Scott Atran

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