Remote, non-invasive photogrammetry for measuring physical traits in wildlife

Smith, A.F., Bongi, P. and Ciuti, S. (2021). Remote, non-invasive photogrammetry for measuring physical traits in wildlife. Journal of Zoology, vol. 313, pp. 250-262. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12858 Is it possible to measure the morphological traits of large mammals without capture or culling? Absolutely! “Photogrammetry” allows the extraction of real-world measurements from photographs, and is frequently applied in aerial... Continue Reading →

The Backstory Behind: Cautious clams? Energetic state modifies risk assessment in giant clams

Hayes, H.G., Hollander, E.N.R., Vydro, S.A., Williams, D.M. and Blumstein, D.T. (2021). Cautious clams? Energetic state modifies risk assessment in giant clams. Journal of Zoology, vol. 313, pp. 208-215. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12853 This project was the result of an intensive University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) undergraduate research course called the Field and Marine Biology Quarter taught, in... Continue Reading →

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 →

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