So great to see this paper out from Jaime Anaya-Rojas and our collaborators at eawag and the Eizaguirre Lab. A predator’s phenotype affects its trophic impact, but what affects the predator’s phenotype? Gross worms in their eyeballs! Read the paper in Ecology here. Congrats Jaime!
Thrilled to see Moritz Lürig‘s fantastic dissertation work out in the Journal of Animal Ecology (preprint here)! Supported by the ETH center for Adaptation to a Changing Environment and working in the Matthews lab at Eawag (Switzerland), Moritz looked at both diet and stickleback predation as drivers of camouflage on short and long timescales. More work on the fish side of this equation coming in the future!
A paper about sticklebacks! Years after leaving stickle-rich British Columbia, and also a little while after first heading to Europe to study them there with Blake Matthews and Ole Seehausen. The paper (open access to read) is out in Nature Ecology & Evolution today, along with a behind-the-scenes blog post.
Stoichiometric traits of stickleback: Effects of genetic background, rearing environment, and ontogeny – individual stoichiometry has diverged in genetically distinct lineages, but is also strongly determined by rearing environment (via body condition). With colleagues at Eawag and the University of Victoria, open access @ Ecology and Evolution.
Evolution in a Community Context: On Integrating Ecological Interactions and Macroevolution – after many a great conversation with these fantastic co-authors, happy to see this out! It’s always interesting to see how many similar and different ways ecologists and evolutionary biologists can think about the same processes!