What do bat wings tell us about climatic niches?

Varzinczak, L.H. (2020). Understanding the relationship between climatic niches and dispersal through the lens of bat wing morphology. Journal of Zoology, vol. 312, pp. 239-247. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12826 Climate has many implications for biodiversity, such as for species distributions. Climate imposes limits to species distributions, since they might not thrive or perform well if the climatic conditions where... Continue Reading →

Introducing new Associate Editors for Journal of Zoology – Part 3

Kevin Arbuckle, Swansea University, UK https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/science/biosciences/arbuckle-k/ I’m delighted to join the editorial board of the Journal of Zoology as an Associate Editor! After spending many years reading and enjoying papers published in the journal, I’m looking forward to contributing to its development in a new capacity. As an early career academic from a working class... Continue Reading →

Untapped potential of citizen science in behavioural research: feeding-related toe-tapping in anuran species

Claessens, L.S.A., Ganchev, N.O., Kukk, M.M., Schutte, C.J. and Sloggett, J.J. (2020). An investigation of toe‐tapping behaviour in anurans by analysis of online video resources. Journal of Zoology, vol. 312, pp. 158-162. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12815 - Open Access During hunting and feeding, members of some amphibian taxa engage in a peculiar behaviour which involves the waving movement of... Continue Reading →

Sleeping Eurasian oystercatchers adjust their vigilance in response to the behaviour of neighbours, human disturbance and environmental conditions

McBlain, M., Jones, K.A. and Shannon, G. (2020). Sleeping Eurasian oystercatchers adjust their vigilance in response to the behaviour of neighbours, human disturbance and environmental conditions. Journal of Zoology, vol. 312, pp. 75-84. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12812 The aim of the study was to identify the effects of sociality, environmental conditions and anthropogenic disturbance on the trade-off between sleep... Continue Reading →

Winner of the 2019 Journal of Zoology ‘Paper of the Year’ award: Learning skills in Tropidurus lizards are associated with territory harshness

We congratulate the winners of the 2019 Journal of Zoology ‘Paper of the Year’ award André Vieira Rodrigues and Tiana Kohlsdorf at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, with their paper entitled 'Learning skills in Tropidurus lizards are associated with territory harshness'. This is a very clever and unique study combining field data on the territories of Tropidurus... Continue Reading →

Excavations of giant armadillos alter environmental conditions and provide new resources for a range of animals

Di Blanco, Y.E., Desbiez, A.L.J., di Francescantonio, D. and Di Bitetti, M.S. (2020). Excavations of giant armadillos alter environmental conditions and provide new resources for a range of animals. Journal of Zoology, vol. 311, pp. 227-238. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12782 Burrowing species can be considered important ecosystem engineers that increase landscape heterogeneity, create subterranean shelters, and provide foraging opportunities.... Continue Reading →

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