Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
© The Linnean Society of London, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
Edited By: John A. Allen
Impact Factor: 2.535
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 27/46 (Evolutionary Biology)
Online ISSN: 1095-8312
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Editor's Choice Articles
As highlighted by Alfred Russel Wallace in 1876, the fauna and flora changes significantly as one moves from one biogeographical region to another. September’s issue features a review by Ignacio Ferro and Juan Morrone which explores the properties that distinguish true biogeographical transition zones from other discontinuities of taxa related to geography.
Biogeography is also explored by Pedro Abellán and Jens-Christian Svenning in a paper which highlights the role of Late Quaternary climatic stability in determining the patterns of endemism and phylogeography across animal species in the Iberian Peninsula.
The remaining 23 papers are made up of four on plants, seven on invertebrates and twelve on vertebrates. For example, take a look at the paper by Frida Rosengren and Nils Cronberg on the adaptive reasons for nannandry (dwarf males) in a moss and Csilla Ari’s report on evidence for rapid coloration changes in manta rays.
News and Media Coverage
Research published in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society :
Colour change and camouflage in the horned ghost crab Ocypode ceratophthalmus has been covered by BBC Nature News: Horned ghost crabs change camouflage from day to night.
Body size variation and caste ratios in geographically distinct populations of the invasive big-headed ant, Pheidole megacephala (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) has been covered in The Washington Post: These ants grow bigger when they’ve got something to prove.
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