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by Philip Bateman Secret lives of maned wolves (Chrysocyon brachyurus Illiger 1815): as revealed by GPS tracking collars. L.F. Bandeira de Melo, M.A. Lima Sábata, E.M. Vaz Magni, R.J. Young & C.M. Coelho, 2007, J. Zoology 271: 27–36. What is the difference between science and technology? Science is, of course, an objective method of discovery, and technology... Continue Reading →

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by Dina Dechmann Effects of canine breakage on tiger survival, reproduction and human–tiger conflict J. M. Goodrich, I. V. Seryodkin, D. G. Miquelle, L. L. Kerley, H. B. Quigley & M. G. Hornocker, 2011, J. Zoology, 285: 93-98 Teeth have always fascinated me. Because they are so essential for animals’ survival and also because of... Continue Reading →

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by Elodie Briefer Seasonal changes in sexual size dimorphism in northern chamois     M. Rughetti & M. Festa-Bianchet, 2011, J. Zoology, 284:257–264 Sexual Size Dimorphism (SSD) refers to differences in body size between males and females. Among mammals, this phenomenon is common; males have been selected to be larger than females in order to compete with... Continue Reading →

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by Heike Lutermann Altered prevalence of raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis) owing to manipulated contact rates of hosts M.E. Gompper & A.N. Wright, 2005, J. Zoology, 266:215-219 Parasites and pathogens are an ubiquitous threat to organisms and can cause substantial reductions in reproductive success and survival of their hosts. Hence, they constitute a powerful selective agent. Transmission... Continue Reading →

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This Editorial Board Member's Choice article was previously published on our old platform and we are pleased to display this on the blog. Editorial Board Member's Choice by Lars Podsiadlowski Genetics and animal domestication: new windows on an elusive process K. Dobney and G. Larsen, 2006, J. Zoology, 269:261-271 The domestication of wild animals was not... Continue Reading →

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by Dina Dechmann Climate variability affects the impact of parasitic flies on Argentinean forest birds L.R. Antoniazzi, D.E. Manzoli, D. Rohrmann, M.J. Saravia, L. Silvestri & P.M. Beldomenico, 2011, J. of Zoology 283: 126-134 During my PhD I worked on tropical bats that excavate and inhabit live termite nests and one of the conclusions I... Continue Reading →

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by Anthony Herrel Feeding biomechanics in the Great Barracuda during ontogeny M. L. Habegger, P. J. Motta, D. R. Huber and S. M. Deban, 2011, J. Zoology, 283: 63-72 Many among us will probably still remember our days as ungainly clumsy teenagers with bodies growing faster than our nervous system can keep up with. Although... Continue Reading →

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by Russell Hill Ranging behaviour of African wild dog packs in a human dominated landscape. R. Woodroffe, 2010, J. Zoology, doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.2010.00747.x Rosie Woodroffe’s paper deals with an increasingly common topic in zoological research; the behaviour and sustainability of wild animal populations living in human-dominated landscapes.  Having highlighted one of Rosie’s papers as my last editorial... Continue Reading →

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by Heike Lutermann Weight, volume and unbalancing: loading constraints of mud dauber wasps carrying mud balls C. Polidori, M. Federici, L. Trombino, V. Barberini, V. Barbieri and F. Andrietti, 2009, J. Zoology, 279: 187-194 Architectural monuments such as the great pyramids of Giza have intrigued us for centuries or even millennia. Our enchantment with them... Continue Reading →

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