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Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2021

Volume 5 Issue 6

Flexible pollinators

Female longhorn bee (Melissodes sp.) on orange sneezeweed (Hymenoxys hoopesii) at Hannagan Meadow in Arizona. Native bees that are flexible in their interaction patterns are able to colonize different habitat patches in the landscape. This interaction flexibility could be a potential mechanism for ecological communities to maintain ecosystem function despite the pressures of different extinction drivers.

See Gaiarsa et al.

Image: Jessica L. Mullins. Cover Design: Allen Beattie.

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    The ethical issues surrounding Burmese amber expose a tangle of problems within twenty-first century palaeontology, which has not fully reckoned with its genesis as a colonial science. This editorial accompanies an update to Nature Portfolio policy which takes a first step towards combatting parachute science in palaeontological, archaeological and geological fields.

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    Four new Late Pleistocene European modern human genomes had Neanderthal ancestors in their immediate family history, suggesting that interbreeding with the last Neanderthals was common.

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    Combining detailed spatial maps of deforestation with international commodity trade patterns reveals that some countries’ consumption patterns play an outsized role in driving deforestation in others.

    • Alexandra Marques

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