Latest Research

  • Article |

    Analysing a database of >200,000 feeding links between >5,000 species in terrestrial and aquatic food webs, the authors show that specific trait combinations can be used to predict which predator species are characterized by high body-mass ratio interactions with their prey.

    • Ulrich Brose
    • , Phillippe Archambault
    • , Andrew D. Barnes
    • , Louis-Felix Bersier
    • , Thomas Boy
    • , João Canning-Clode
    • , Erminia Conti
    • , Marta Dias
    • , Christoph Digel
    • , Awantha Dissanayake
    • , Augusto A. V. Flores
    • , Katarina Fussmann
    • , Benoit Gauzens
    • , Clare Gray
    • , Johanna Häussler
    • , Myriam R. Hirt
    • , Ute Jacob
    • , Malte Jochum
    • , Sonia Kéfi
    • , Orla McLaughlin
    • , Muriel M. MacPherson
    • , Ellen Latz
    • , Katrin Layer-Dobra
    • , Pierre Legagneux
    • , Yuanheng Li
    • , Carolina Madeira
    • , Neo D. Martinez
    • , Vanessa Mendonça
    • , Christian Mulder
    • , Sergio A. Navarrete
    • , Eoin J. O’Gorman
    • , David Ott
    • , José Paula
    • , Daniel Perkins
    • , Denise Piechnik
    • , Ivan Pokrovsky
    • , David Raffaelli
    • , Björn C. Rall
    • , Benjamin Rosenbaum
    • , Remo Ryser
    • , Ana Silva
    • , Esra H. Sohlström
    • , Natalia Sokolova
    • , Murray S. A. Thompson
    • , Ross M. Thompson
    • , Fanny Vermandele
    • , Catarina Vinagre
    • , Shaopeng Wang
    • , Jori M. Wefer
    • , Richard J. Williams
    • , Evie Wieters
    • , Guy Woodward
    •  & Alison C. Iles
  • Article |

    Biogeochemistry of teeth from the Italian site of Grotta Paglicci show different mobility strategies for humans using the cave either side of the Last Glacial Maximum.

    • Federico Lugli
    • , Anna Cipriani
    • , Giulia Capecchi
    • , Stefano Ricci
    • , Francesco Boschin
    • , Paolo Boscato
    • , Paola Iacumin
    • , Federica Badino
    • , Marcello A. Mannino
    • , Sahra Talamo
    • , Michael P. Richards
    • , Stefano Benazzi
    •  & Annamaria Ronchitelli
  • Article |

    Mammals with antipronograde body plans which employ suspensory positional behaviours demonstrate elevated variation in numbers of presacral vertebrae compared to pronograde species which display constraint on presacral vertebral number independent of running speed.

    • Scott A. Williams
    • , Jeffrey K. Spear
    • , Lauren Petrullo
    • , Deanna M. Goldstein
    • , Amanda B. Lee
    • , Amy L. Peterson
    • , Danielle A. Miano
    • , Elska B. Kaczmarek
    •  & Milena R. Shattuck
  • Author Correction |

    • Selina Brace
    • , Yoan Diekmann
    • , Thomas J. Booth
    • , Lucy van Dorp
    • , Zuzana Faltyskova
    • , Nadin Rohland
    • , Swapan Mallick
    • , Iñigo Olalde
    • , Matthew Ferry
    • , Megan Michel
    • , Jonas Oppenheimer
    • , Nasreen Broomandkhoshbacht
    • , Kristin Stewardson
    • , Rui Martiniano
    • , Susan Walsh
    • , Manfred Kayser
    • , Sophy Charlton
    • , Garrett Hellenthal
    • , Ian Armit
    • , Rick Schulting
    • , Oliver E. Craig
    • , Alison Sheridan
    • , Mike Parker Pearson
    • , Chris Stringer
    • , David Reich
    • , Mark G. Thomas
    •  & Ian Barnes
  • Article |

    Suskityrannus hazelae gen. et sp. nov. is a small-bodied tyrannosauroid that bridges the gap between earlier, smaller tyrannosauroids and the gigantic, last-surviving tyrannosaurids of the terminal Cretaceous.

    • Sterling J. Nesbitt
    • , Robert K. Denton Jr
    • , Mark A. Loewen
    • , Stephen L. Brusatte
    • , Nathan D. Smith
    • , Alan H. Turner
    • , James I. Kirkland
    • , Andrew T. McDonald
    •  & Douglas G. Wolfe
  • Brief Communication |

    Analysing responses of 378 bird species to deforestation in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, the authors show that sensitivity to habitat loss is dependent on where a population is located within its range.

    • C. David L. Orme
    • , Sarah Mayor
    • , Luiz dos Anjos
    • , Pedro F. Develey
    • , Jack H. Hatfield
    • , José Carlos Morante-Filho
    • , Jason M. Tylianakis
    • , Alexandre Uezu
    •  & Cristina Banks-Leite
  • Article |

    Interactions between members of a group may be influenced by their social relationships. Here, the authors track individuals’ trajectories within flocks of jackdaws and show that their social relationships transform local interactions and collective dynamics.

    • Hangjian Ling
    • , Guillam E. Mclvor
    • , Kasper van der Vaart
    • , Richard T. Vaughan
    • , Alex Thornton
    •  & Nicholas T. Ouellette
  • Article |

    Analysis of genomes from bonobo and chimpanzee populations reveals an ancient admixture event between bonobos and an extinct great ape several hundred thousand years ago and suggests introgression of functional genes from the archaic ape into bonobos.

    • Martin Kuhlwilm
    • , Sojung Han
    • , Vitor C. Sousa
    • , Laurent Excoffier
    •  & Tomas Marques-Bonet
  • Article |

    Genome-wide data for 763 individuals from inner Eurasia reveal 3 admixture clines in present-day populations that mirror geography, illuminating the historic spread and mixture of peoples across the Eurasian steppe, taiga and tundra.

    • Choongwon Jeong
    • , Oleg Balanovsky
    • , Elena Lukianova
    • , Nurzhibek Kahbatkyzy
    • , Pavel Flegontov
    • , Valery Zaporozhchenko
    • , Alexander Immel
    • , Chuan-Chao Wang
    • , Olzhas Ixan
    • , Elmira Khussainova
    • , Bakhytzhan Bekmanov
    • , Victor Zaibert
    • , Maria Lavryashina
    • , Elvira Pocheshkhova
    • , Yuldash Yusupov
    • , Anastasiya Agdzhoyan
    • , Sergey Koshel
    • , Andrei Bukin
    • , Pagbajabyn Nymadawa
    • , Shahlo Turdikulova
    • , Dilbar Dalimova
    • , Mikhail Churnosov
    • , Roza Skhalyakho
    • , Denis Daragan
    • , Yuri Bogunov
    • , Anna Bogunova
    • , Alexandr Shtrunov
    • , Nadezhda Dubova
    • , Maxat Zhabagin
    • , Levon Yepiskoposyan
    • , Vladimir Churakov
    • , Nikolay Pislegin
    • , Larissa Damba
    • , Ludmila Saroyants
    • , Khadizhat Dibirova
    • , Lubov Atramentova
    • , Olga Utevska
    • , Eldar Idrisov
    • , Evgeniya Kamenshchikova
    • , Irina Evseeva
    • , Mait Metspalu
    • , Alan K. Outram
    • , Martine Robbeets
    • , Leyla Djansugurova
    • , Elena Balanovska
    • , Stephan Schiffels
    • , Wolfgang Haak
    • , David Reich
    •  & Johannes Krause
  • Article |

    Neotropical tree community composition shows opposing successional pathways for wet and dry forests, but as vegetation cover increases over time, trends converge. Selecting species that have similar wood density to early successional communities could improve reforestation prospects.

    • Lourens Poorter
    • , Danaë M. A. Rozendaal
    • , Frans Bongers
    • , Jarcilene S. de Almeida-Cortez
    • , Angélica María Almeyda Zambrano
    • , Francisco S. Álvarez
    • , José Luís Andrade
    • , Luis Felipe Arreola Villa
    • , Patricia Balvanera
    • , Justin M. Becknell
    • , Tony V. Bentos
    • , Radika Bhaskar
    • , Vanessa Boukili
    • , Pedro H. S. Brancalion
    • , Eben N. Broadbent
    • , Ricardo G. César
    • , Jerome Chave
    • , Robin L. Chazdon
    • , Gabriel Dalla Colletta
    • , Dylan Craven
    • , Ben H. J. de Jong
    • , Julie S. Denslow
    • , Daisy H. Dent
    • , Saara J. DeWalt
    • , Elisa Díaz García
    • , Juan Manuel Dupuy
    • , Sandra M. Durán
    • , Mário M. Espírito Santo
    • , María C. Fandiño
    • , Geraldo Wilson Fernandes
    • , Bryan Finegan
    • , Vanessa Granda Moser
    • , Jefferson S. Hall
    • , José Luis Hernández-Stefanoni
    • , Catarina C. Jakovac
    • , André B. Junqueira
    • , Deborah Kennard
    • , Edwin Lebrija-Trejos
    • , Susan G. Letcher
    • , Madelon Lohbeck
    • , Omar R. Lopez
    • , Erika Marín-Spiotta
    • , Miguel Martínez-Ramos
    • , Sebastião V. Martins
    • , Paulo E. S. Massoca
    • , Jorge A. Meave
    • , Rita Mesquita
    • , Francisco Mora
    • , Vanessa de Souza Moreno
    • , Sandra C. Müller
    • , Rodrigo Muñoz
    • , Robert Muscarella
    • , Silvio Nolasco de Oliveira Neto
    • , Yule R. F. Nunes
    • , Susana Ochoa-Gaona
    • , Horacio Paz
    • , Marielos Peña-Claros
    • , Daniel Piotto
    • , Jorge Ruíz
    • , Lucía Sanaphre-Villanueva
    • , Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa
    • , Naomi B. Schwartz
    • , Marc K. Steininger
    • , William Wayt Thomas
    • , Marisol Toledo
    • , Maria Uriarte
    • , Luis P. Utrera
    • , Michiel van Breugel
    • , Masha T. van der Sande
    • , Hans van der Wal
    • , Maria D. M. Veloso
    • , Hans F. M. Vester
    • , Ima C. G. Vieira
    • , Pedro Manuel Villa
    • , G. Bruce Williamson
    • , S. Joseph Wright
    • , Kátia J. Zanini
    • , Jess K. Zimmerman
    •  & Mark Westoby
  • Article | | open

    Genome sequencing of a scyphozoan and a cubozoan jellyfish sheds light on the genetic basis of jellyfish-specific structures and cell types.

    • Konstantin Khalturin
    • , Chuya Shinzato
    • , Maria Khalturina
    • , Mayuko Hamada
    • , Manabu Fujie
    • , Ryo Koyanagi
    • , Miyuki Kanda
    • , Hiroki Goto
    • , Friederike Anton-Erxleben
    • , Masaya Toyokawa
    • , Sho Toshino
    •  & Noriyuki Satoh
  • Review Article |

    The World Database on Protected Areas has evolved since 1959 to become an essential resource for monitoring global progress in terrestrial and marine habitat protection. This Review illustrates the users and uses of the WDPA, its history of quality improvements and challenges for future development.

    • Heather C. Bingham
    • , Diego Juffe Bignoli
    • , Edward Lewis
    • , Brian MacSharry
    • , Neil D. Burgess
    • , Piero Visconti
    • , Marine Deguignet
    • , Murielle Misrachi
    • , Matt Walpole
    • , Jessica L. Stewart
    • , Thomas M. Brooks
    •  & Naomi Kingston
  • Article | | open

    Analysing the genome of a snailfish from the Mariana Trench, the authors show genetic changes associated with unique morphological and physiological adaptations to life in the hadal zone.

    • Kun Wang
    • , Yanjun Shen
    • , Yongzhi Yang
    • , Xiaoni Gan
    • , Guichun Liu
    • , Kuang Hu
    • , Yongxin Li
    • , Zhaoming Gao
    • , Li Zhu
    • , Guoyong Yan
    • , Lisheng He
    • , Xiujuan Shan
    • , Liandong Yang
    • , Suxiang Lu
    • , Honghui Zeng
    • , Xiangyu Pan
    • , Chang Liu
    • , Yuan Yuan
    • , Chenguang Feng
    • , Wenjie Xu
    • , Chenglong Zhu
    • , Wuhan Xiao
    • , Yang Dong
    • , Wen Wang
    • , Qiang Qiu
    •  & Shunping He
  • Article |

    DNA analyses of Mesolithic and Neolithic individuals indicates the British Neolithic transition was mediated by incoming continental farmers, with little gene flow from local hunter-gatherers.

    • Selina Brace
    • , Yoan Diekmann
    • , Thomas J. Booth
    • , Lucy van Dorp
    • , Zuzana Faltyskova
    • , Nadin Rohland
    • , Swapan Mallick
    • , Iñigo Olalde
    • , Matthew Ferry
    • , Megan Michel
    • , Jonas Oppenheimer
    • , Nasreen Broomandkhoshbacht
    • , Kristin Stewardson
    • , Rui Martiniano
    • , Susan Walsh
    • , Manfred Kayser
    • , Sophy Charlton
    • , Garrett Hellenthal
    • , Ian Armit
    • , Rick Schulting
    • , Oliver E. Craig
    • , Alison Sheridan
    • , Mike Parker Pearson
    • , Chris Stringer
    • , David Reich
    • , Mark G. Thomas
    •  & Ian Barnes
  • Review Article |

    The evolution of the human facial skeleton is evaluated in the context of its extinct hominin relatives, and the biomechanical, physiological and social influences on its development are considered.

    • Rodrigo S. Lacruz
    • , Chris B. Stringer
    • , William H. Kimbel
    • , Bernard Wood
    • , Katerina Harvati
    • , Paul O’Higgins
    • , Timothy G. Bromage
    •  & Juan-Luis Arsuaga
  • Article |

    An analysis of the global production of maize, rice, soybean and wheat from 1961 to 2008 reveals that, although production synchronization within these crops has decreased, leading to increased stability, synchrony between crops has increased, resulting in higher instability of global total calorie production.

    • Zia Mehrabi
    •  & Navin Ramankutty
  • Article |

    Transcriptomic and behavioural analyses of medaka fish demonstrate how photoperiodic activation of the long noncoding RNA LDAIR regulates behaviour in response to seasonal change.

    • Tomoya Nakayama
    • , Tsuyoshi Shimmura
    • , Ai Shinomiya
    • , Kousuke Okimura
    • , Yusuke Takehana
    • , Yuko Furukawa
    • , Takayuki Shimo
    • , Takumi Senga
    • , Mana Nakatsukasa
    • , Toshiya Nishimura
    • , Minoru Tanaka
    • , Kataaki Okubo
    • , Yasuhiro Kamei
    • , Kiyoshi Naruse
    •  & Takashi Yoshimura
  • Article |

    Morphometric analyses of hominid teeth from Early to Middle Pleistocene Java reveal that Meganthropus was a Pleistocene Indonesian hominid distinct from Pongo, Gigantopithecus and Homo, and that molars previously assigned to Homo erectus are more likely to belong to Meganthropus.

    • Clément Zanolli
    • , Ottmar Kullmer
    • , Jay Kelley
    • , Anne-Marie Bacon
    • , Fabrice Demeter
    • , Jean Dumoncel
    • , Luca Fiorenza
    • , Frederick E. Grine
    • , Jean-Jacques Hublin
    • , Anh Tuan Nguyen
    • , Thi Mai Huong Nguyen
    • , Lei Pan
    • , Burkhard Schillinger
    • , Friedemann Schrenk
    • , Matthew M. Skinner
    • , Xueping Ji
    •  & Roberto Macchiarelli
  • Article |

    A meta-analysis reveals that the presence of exotic species has a modest but significantly negative impact on the ecological properties of native marine communities and identifies the exotic species that exert the most harmful effects.

    • Andrea Anton
    • , Nathan R. Geraldi
    • , Catherine E. Lovelock
    • , Eugenia T. Apostolaki
    • , Scott Bennett
    • , Just Cebrian
    • , Dorte Krause-Jensen
    • , Nuria Marbà
    • , Paulina Martinetto
    • , John M. Pandolfi
    • , Julia Santana-Garcon
    •  & Carlos M. Duarte
  • Article |

    Analysis of planktic foraminifera dynamics in the wake of the Cretaceous–Palaeogene mass extinction shows that increases in morphologic complexity preceded changes in species diversity and that the construction of new morphospace constrained diversification speed following the extinction event.

    • Christopher M. Lowery
    •  & Andrew J. Fraass
  • Brief Communication |

    DNA metabarcoding is used to survey the spatial and temporal distribution of airborne grass pollen genera over the summer grass pollen season across Great Britain.

    • Georgina L. Brennan
    • , Caitlin Potter
    • , Natasha de Vere
    • , Gareth W. Griffith
    • , Carsten A. Skjøth
    • , Nicholas J. Osborne
    • , Benedict W. Wheeler
    • , Rachel N. McInnes
    • , Yolanda Clewlow
    • , Adam Barber
    • , Helen M. Hanlon
    • , Matthew Hegarty
    • , Laura Jones
    • , Alexander Kurganskiy
    • , Francis M. Rowney
    • , Charlotte Armitage
    • , Beverley Adams-Groom
    • , Col R. Ford
    • , Geoff M. Petch
    • , Angela Elliot
    • , Carl A. Frisk
    • , Roy Neilson
    • , Stephen Potter
    • , Abdullah M. Rafiq
    • , David B. Roy
    • , Katherine Selby
    • , Natascha Steinberg
    •  & Simon Creer
  • Brief Communication |

    Comparing temperatures in the forest understory versus open habitat across boreal, temperate and tropical biomes, the authors show that tree canopies act as thermal insulators that buffer the understory against temperature extremes.

    • Pieter De Frenne
    • , Florian Zellweger
    • , Francisco Rodríguez-Sánchez
    • , Brett R. Scheffers
    • , Kristoffer Hylander
    • , Miska Luoto
    • , Mark Vellend
    • , Kris Verheyen
    •  & Jonathan Lenoir
  • Article |

    Songbirds are a species-rich group known for their diversified sexual traits. Genomic analysis of 11 songbird species reveals evolutionary strata and shows their role in reshaping the genomic architecture of songbird sex chromosomes.

    • Luohao Xu
    • , Gabriel Auer
    • , Valentina Peona
    • , Alexander Suh
    • , Yuan Deng
    • , Shaohong Feng
    • , Guojie Zhang
    • , Mozes P. K. Blom
    • , Les Christidis
    • , Stefan Prost
    • , Martin Irestedt
    •  & Qi Zhou
  • Brief Communication |

    Analysis of crow admixed genomes in a European hybrid zone shows that variation in hybrid colour phenotypes is explained by recessive epistasis between two pigmentation genes, which are targets of divergent selection.

    • Ulrich Knief
    • , Christen M. Bossu
    • , Nicola Saino
    • , Bengt Hansson
    • , Jelmer Poelstra
    • , Nagarjun Vijay
    • , Matthias Weissensteiner
    •  & Jochen B. W. Wolf
  • Article |

    Taphonomic experiments show that sedimentary flows constrained Ediacara biota preservation and that Ediacaran fossils do not necessarily reflect the external shape of the organism.

    • Ilya Bobrovskiy
    • , Anna Krasnova
    • , Andrey Ivantsov
    • , Ekaterina Luzhnaya (Serezhnikova)
    •  & Jochen J. Brocks
  • Article |

    Analysing soil and rhizosphere microbial communities across a latitudinal gradient from southern to central Europe, the authors show that the belowground microbiomes of range-expanding plant species become more similar the further they are from their native range.

    • Kelly S. Ramirez
    • , L. Basten Snoek
    • , Kadri Koorem
    • , Stefan Geisen
    • , L. Janneke Bloem
    • , Freddy ten Hooven
    • , Olga Kostenko
    • , Nikos Krigas
    • , Marta Manrubia
    • , Danka Caković
    • , Debbie van Raaij
    • , Maria A. Tsiafouli
    • , Branko Vreš
    • , Tatjana Čelik
    • , Carolin Weser
    • , Rutger A. Wilschut
    •  & Wim H. van der Putten
  • Article |

    Using a multifactorial global change experiment, the authors show that warming grassland plots by +3 °C over 6 years accelerates the scaling rate of both taxonomic and phylogenetic diversity in soil bacterial and fungal communities.

    • Xue Guo
    • , Xishu Zhou
    • , Lauren Hale
    • , Mengting Yuan
    • , Daliang Ning
    • , Jiajie Feng
    • , Zhou Shi
    • , Zhenxin Li
    • , Bin Feng
    • , Qun Gao
    • , Linwei Wu
    • , Weiling Shi
    • , Aifen Zhou
    • , Ying Fu
    • , Liyou Wu
    • , Zhili He
    • , Joy D. Van Nostrand
    • , Guanzhou Qiu
    • , Xueduan Liu
    • , Yiqi Luo
    • , James M. Tiedje
    • , Yunfeng Yang
    •  & Jizhong Zhou
  • Article |

    Social spider colonies composed of ‘bold’ individuals have greater foraging success than ‘shy’ colonies, but this advantage diminishes as their frequency in the neighbourhood increases.

    • Jonathan N. Pruitt
    • , Brendan L. McEwen
    • , Steven T. Cassidy
    • , Gabriella M. Najm
    •  & Noa Pinter-Wollman
  • Article |

    Genomic analysis of Drosophila melanogaster populations that are found at different climatic extremes identifies a trade-off between resistance to a neonicitinoid pesticide and adaptation to thermotolerance, controlled by two major genes.

    • Alexandre Fournier-Level
    • , Robert T. Good
    • , Stephen A. Wilcox
    • , Rahul V. Rane
    • , Michelle Schiffer
    • , Wei Chen
    • , Paul Battlay
    • , Trent Perry
    • , Philip Batterham
    • , Ary A. Hoffmann
    •  & Charles Robin
  • Article |

    The authors identify a strong positive relationship between mass and metabolic rate among insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, and show that the genetic and interspecific correlations between these traits are consistent with a pattern of multivariate selection.

    • Craig R. White
    • , Dustin J. Marshall
    • , Lesley A. Alton
    • , Pieter A. Arnold
    • , Julian E. Beaman
    • , Candice L. Bywater
    • , Catriona Condon
    • , Taryn S. Crispin
    • , Aidan Janetzki
    • , Elia Pirtle
    • , Hugh S. Winwood-Smith
    • , Michael J. Angilletta Jr
    • , Stephen F. Chenoweth
    • , Craig E. Franklin
    • , Lewis G. Halsey
    • , Michael R. Kearney
    • , Steven J. Portugal
    •  & Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos
  • Perspective |

    Parasites’ biological rhythms coordinate their activities with both the external environment and the biotic environment of their host. Here, the authors discuss biological rhythms of both host and parasite from an ecological and evolutionary perspective.

    • Mary L. Westwood
    • , Aidan J. O’Donnell
    • , Charissa de Bekker
    • , Curtis M. Lively
    • , Marlene Zuk
    •  & Sarah E. Reece
  • Review Article |

    A review of current knowledge of the mosquito and vertebrate host species for Zika virus, mechanisms of vector-borne transmission, and the possible scenarios of recent Zika virus emergence and evolution, including potential spillback from urban to zoonotic cycles.

    • Gladys Gutiérrez-Bugallo
    • , Luis Augusto Piedra
    • , Magdalena Rodriguez
    • , Juan A. Bisset
    • , Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira
    • , Scott C. Weaver
    • , Nikos Vasilakis
    •  & Anubis Vega-Rúa
  • Article | | open

    A phylogenetic tree of 5,284 fungal species is used to infer patterns of extinction, diversification and morphological innovation in mushroom-forming fungi.

    • Torda Varga
    • , Krisztina Krizsán
    • , Csenge Földi
    • , Bálint Dima
    • , Marisol Sánchez-García
    • , Santiago Sánchez-Ramírez
    • , Gergely J. Szöllősi
    • , János G. Szarkándi
    • , Viktor Papp
    • , László Albert
    • , William Andreopoulos
    • , Claudio Angelini
    • , Vladimír Antonín
    • , Kerrie W. Barry
    • , Neale L. Bougher
    • , Peter Buchanan
    • , Bart Buyck
    • , Viktória Bense
    • , Pam Catcheside
    • , Mansi Chovatia
    • , Jerry Cooper
    • , Wolfgang Dämon
    • , Dennis Desjardin
    • , Péter Finy
    • , József Geml
    • , Sajeet Haridas
    • , Karen Hughes
    • , Alfredo Justo
    • , Dariusz Karasiński
    • , Ivona Kautmanova
    • , Brigitta Kiss
    • , Sándor Kocsubé
    • , Heikki Kotiranta
    • , Kurt M. LaButti
    • , Bernardo E. Lechner
    • , Kare Liimatainen
    • , Anna Lipzen
    • , Zoltán Lukács
    • , Sirma Mihaltcheva
    • , Louis N. Morgado
    • , Tuula Niskanen
    • , Machiel E. Noordeloos
    • , Robin A. Ohm
    • , Beatriz Ortiz-Santana
    • , Clark Ovrebo
    • , Nikolett Rácz
    • , Robert Riley
    • , Anton Savchenko
    • , Anton Shiryaev
    • , Karl Soop
    • , Viacheslav Spirin
    • , Csilla Szebenyi
    • , Michal Tomšovský
    • , Rodham E. Tulloss
    • , Jessie Uehling
    • , Igor V. Grigoriev
    • , Csaba Vágvölgyi
    • , Tamás Papp
    • , Francis M. Martin
    • , Otto Miettinen
    • , David S. Hibbett
    •  & László G. Nagy
  • Article |

    Fitting a water quality index to survey-based estimates of coral resilience finds that reefs exposed to poor water quality are more resistant to bleaching but slower to recover from disturbance and more susceptible to disease outbreaks.

    • M. Aaron MacNeil
    • , Camille Mellin
    • , Sam Matthews
    • , Nicholas H. Wolff
    • , Timothy R. McClanahan
    • , Michelle Devlin
    • , Christopher Drovandi
    • , Kerrie Mengersen
    •  & Nicholas A. J. Graham
  • Perspective | | open

    Changes in species distribution and abundance can be captured using essential biodiversity variables (EBVs). Here, the authors synthesize the data and approaches needed for EBVs that allow monitoring of populations in both space and time.

    • Walter Jetz
    • , Melodie A. McGeoch
    • , Robert Guralnick
    • , Simon Ferrier
    • , Jan Beck
    • , Mark J. Costello
    • , Miguel Fernandez
    • , Gary N. Geller
    • , Petr Keil
    • , Cory Merow
    • , Carsten Meyer
    • , Frank E. Muller-Karger
    • , Henrique M. Pereira
    • , Eugenie C. Regan
    • , Dirk S. Schmeller
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    The genome of the jellyfish Clytia hemisphaerica and the transcriptomes of its planula, polyp and medusa life stages show genetic changes associated with the evolution of complex life cycles.

    • Lucas Leclère
    • , Coralie Horin
    • , Sandra Chevalier
    • , Pascal Lapébie
    • , Philippe Dru
    • , Sophie Peron
    • , Muriel Jager
    • , Thomas Condamine
    • , Karen Pottin
    • , Séverine Romano
    • , Julia Steger
    • , Chiara Sinigaglia
    • , Carine Barreau
    • , Gonzalo Quiroga Artigas
    • , Antonella Ruggiero
    • , Cécile Fourrage
    • , Johanna E. M. Kraus
    • , Julie Poulain
    • , Jean-Marc Aury
    • , Patrick Wincker
    • , Eric Quéinnec
    • , Ulrich Technau
    • , Michaël Manuel
    • , Tsuyoshi Momose
    • , Evelyn Houliston
    •  & Richard R. Copley
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    Combining eddy covariance measurements and satellite observations, the authors identify an optimum air temperature for global vegetation productivity and show that it is consistently lower than the optimum foliar photosynthetic capacity.

    • Mengtian Huang
    • , Shilong Piao
    • , Philippe Ciais
    • , Josep Peñuelas
    • , Xuhui Wang
    • , Trevor F. Keenan
    • , Shushi Peng
    • , Joseph A. Berry
    • , Kai Wang
    • , Jiafu Mao
    • , Ramdane Alkama
    • , Alessandro Cescatti
    • , Matthias Cuntz
    • , Hannes De Deurwaerder
    • , Mengdi Gao
    • , Yue He
    • , Yongwen Liu
    • , Yiqi Luo
    • , Ranga B. Myneni
    • , Shuli Niu
    • , Xiaoying Shi
    • , Wenping Yuan
    • , Hans Verbeeck
    • , Tao Wang
    • , Jin Wu
    •  & Ivan A. Janssens
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    Integrating fossil and geochemical records challenges the notion that the Ediacaran and Cambrian worlds were markedly distinct and places biotic and environmental change within a longer-term narrative.

    • Rachel Wood
    • , Alexander G. Liu
    • , Frederick Bowyer
    • , Philip R. Wilby
    • , Frances S. Dunn
    • , Charlotte G. Kenchington
    • , Jennifer F. Hoyal Cuthill
    • , Emily G. Mitchell
    •  & Amelia Penny
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    • Jeffrey R. Smith
    • , Andrew D. Letten
    • , Po-Ju Ke
    • , Christopher B. Anderson
    • , J. Nicholas Hendershot
    • , Manpreet K. Dhami
    • , Glade A. Dlott
    • , Tess N. Grainger
    • , Meghan E. Howard
    • , Beth M. L. Morrison
    • , Devin Routh
    • , Priscilla A. San Juan
    • , Harold A. Mooney
    • , Erin A. Mordecai
    • , Thomas W. Crowther
    •  & Gretchen C. Daily
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    Analysis of high-quality genomes and transcriptomes of 13 closely related Oryza species coupled with proteomics finds about 50 de novo genes per million years.

    • Li Zhang
    • , Yan Ren
    • , Tao Yang
    • , Guangwei Li
    • , Jianhai Chen
    • , Andrea R. Gschwend
    • , Yeisoo Yu
    • , Guixue Hou
    • , Jin Zi
    • , Ruo Zhou
    • , Bo Wen
    • , Jianwei Zhang
    • , Kapeel Chougule
    • , Muhua Wang
    • , Dario Copetti
    • , Zhiyu Peng
    • , Chengjun Zhang
    • , Yong Zhang
    • , Yidan Ouyang
    • , Rod A. Wing
    • , Siqi Liu
    •  & Manyuan Long
  • Author Correction |

    • Janet S. Prevéy
    • , Christian Rixen
    • , Nadja Rüger
    • , Toke T. Høye
    • , Anne D. Bjorkman
    • , Isla H. Myers-Smith
    • , Sarah C. Elmendorf
    • , Isabel W. Ashton
    • , Nicoletta Cannone
    • , Chelsea L. Chisholm
    • , Karin Clark
    • , Elisabeth J. Cooper
    • , Bo Elberling
    • , Anna Maria Fosaa
    • , Greg H. R. Henry
    • , Robert D. Hollister
    • , Ingibjörg Svala Jónsdóttir
    • , Kari Klanderud
    • , Christopher W. Kopp
    • , Esther Lévesque
    • , Marguerite Mauritz
    • , Ulf Molau
    • , Susan M. Natali
    • , Steven. F. Oberbauer
    • , Zoe A. Panchen
    • , Eric Post
    • , Sabine B. Rumpf
    • , Niels Martin Schmidt
    • , Edward Schuur
    • , Philipp R. Semenchuk
    • , Jane G. Smith
    • , Katharine N. Suding
    • , Ørjan Totland
    • , Tiffany Troxler
    • , Susanna Venn
    • , Carl-Henrik Wahren
    • , Jeffrey M. Welker
    •  & Sonja Wipf