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Latest Research

  • Article |

    Basic anatomical patterns are conserved in chordates. Here, the authors show mid-embryonic conservation during vertebrates’ development and evolutionary constraints introduced by recruitment of mid-embryonic programmes to later stages of development.

    • Haiyang Hu
    • , Masahiro Uesaka
    • , Song Guo
    • , Kotaro Shimai
    • , Tsai-Ming Lu
    • , Fang Li
    • , Satoko Fujimoto
    • , Masato Ishikawa
    • , Shiping Liu
    • , Yohei Sasagawa
    • , Guojie Zhang
    • , Shigeru Kuratani
    • , Jr-Kai Yu
    • , Takehiro G. Kusakabe
    • , Philipp Khaitovich
    •  & Naoki Irie
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    Genome of the tobacco cutworm, Spodoptera litura, which is one of the most widespread and destructive agricultural pests in tropical and subtropical Asia.

    • Tingcai Cheng
    • , Jiaqi Wu
    • , Yuqian Wu
    • , Rajendra V. Chilukuri
    • , Lihua Huang
    • , Kohji Yamamoto
    • , Li Feng
    • , Wanshun Li
    • , Zhiwei Chen
    • , Huizhen Guo
    • , Jianqiu Liu
    • , Shenglong Li
    • , Xiaoxiao Wang
    • , Li Peng
    • , Duolian Liu
    • , Youbing Guo
    • , Bohua Fu
    • , Zhiqing Li
    • , Chun Liu
    • , Yuhui Chen
    • , Archana Tomar
    • , Frederique Hilliou
    • , Nicolas Montagné
    • , Emmanuelle Jacquin-Joly
    • , Emmanuelle d’Alençon
    • , Rakesh K. Seth
    • , Raj K. Bhatnagar
    • , Akiya Jouraku
    • , Takahiro Shiotsuki
    • , Keiko Kadono-Okuda
    • , Amornrat Promboon
    • , Guy Smagghe
    • , Kallare P. Arunkumar
    • , Hirohisa Kishino
    • , Marian R. Goldsmith
    • , Qili Feng
    • , Qingyou Xia
    •  & Kazuei Mita
  • Brief Communication |

    Despite recent IUCN downgrading of the giant panda’s conservation status from ‘endangered’ to ‘vulnerable’, new GIS and remote sensing data reveal panda habitats to cover less area and be more fragmented than previously.

    • Weihua Xu
    • , Andrés Viña
    • , Lingqiao Kong
    • , Stuart L. Pimm
    • , Jingjing Zhang
    • , Wu Yang
    • , Yi Xiao
    • , Lu Zhang
    • , Xiaodong Chen
    • , Jianguo Liu
    •  & Zhiyun Ouyang

News & Comment

  • News and Views |

    The immune system must distinguish self from non-self, but an imbalanced reaction in either direction can lead to immunopathology or severe infection. A new model incorporating host life history predicts which error will be more tolerated.

    • Sarah Cobey
  • 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

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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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