Gas compressor noise does not influence tree swallow nestling condition or immune response

MacLeod, K.J., Naugle, L., Brittingham, M.C. and Avery, J.D. (2022). Gas compressor noise does not influence tree swallow nestling condition or immune response. Journal of Zoology, v. 318, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12997 Take a second to pay attention to the noise beyond your computer screen, and the chances are you will hear some evidence of human presence... Continue Reading →

Aposematic patterns shift continuously throughout the life of poison frogs

Yuan, M. L., Jung, C., Bell, R. C., & Nelson, J. L. (2022). Aposematic patterns shift continuously throughout the life of poison frogs. Journal of Zoology, vol. 317, pp. 241– 248. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12977 This study was born out of an observation by coauthor Jessica Nelson, whose team has been tracking individual poison frogs throughout their lifetimes as part of routine care at the National Aquarium. By... Continue Reading →

Winner of the 2021 Journal of Zoology ‘Paper of the Year’ award: Why do shrimps leave the water? Mechanisms and functions of parading behaviour in freshwater shrimps

We congratulate the winners of the 2021 Journal of Zoology 'Paper of the Year' award Watcharapong Hongjamrassilp (UCLA), Wassana Maiphrom (Ubon Ratchathani Wildlife and Nature Education Center) and Daniel Blumstein (UCLA), with their paper: Why do shrimps leave the water? Mechanisms and functions of parading behaviour in freshwater shrimps The authors investigated the curious case... Continue Reading →

Camouflage by counter-brightness: the blue wings of Morpho dragonflies match the water background

Cezário, R. R., Gorb, S. N., & Guillermo-Ferreira, R. (2022). Camouflage by counter-brightness: the blue wings of Morpho dragonflies Zenithoptera lanei (Anisoptera: Libellulidae) match the water background. Journal of Zoology, vol. 317, pp. 92– 100. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12955 From mammals to insects, several animals (and even plants) exhibit striking iridescent colours. Iridescence, an optical phenomenon of structural origin (i.e., micro- and nanostructures on the surface of an animal),... Continue Reading →

Open Call for Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Zoology

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is seeking an Editor-in-Chief to join the editorial team of Journal of Zoology.  Journal of Zoology publishes high-quality, original research papers and reviews that advance our understanding of animals and their systems. Topics include, but are not limited to, ecology, animal behaviour, anatomy, developmental biology, evolution, genetics, genomics, morphology and physiology.... Continue Reading →

Understanding the behavior of wolves through the lens of diet

Burtt, A. A., & DeSantis, L. R. G. (2022). Exploring durophagy among modern gray wolves from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem with dental microwear texture analysis. Journal of Zoology, vol. 317, pp. 22– 33. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12957 Our study’s aims, system, and tools Wolves in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) are monitored, regulated, and studied extensively and have given scientists opportunities to study wolf behavior and... Continue Reading →

Where are the beachmasters? Unexpectedly weak polygyny among southern elephant seals on a South Shetland Island

Nichols, H. J., Fuchs, B., Paijmans, A. J., Lewis, G., Bonin, C. A., Goebel, M. E., & Hoffman, J. I. (2022). Where are the beachmasters? Unexpectedly weak polygyny among southern elephant seals on a South Shetland Island. Journal of Zoology, vol. 316, pp. 104– 117. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12936 Elephant seals are a textbook example of a polygynous species. In fact, enormous male southern elephant seals (“the beachmasters”) fighting over their... Continue Reading →

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