Journal of Animal Ecology
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Online ISSN: 1365-2656
Recently Published Articles
- Fear on the move: predator hunting mode predicts variation in prey mortality and plasticity in prey spatial response
Jennifer R. B. Miller, Judith M. Ament and Oswald J. Schmitz
Accepted manuscript online: 13 JUN 2013 08:28AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12111
- Fear begets function in the ‘brown’ world of detrital food webs (pages 717–720)
Article first published online: 13 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12099
This ‘In Focus’ article highlights the study by Zhao et al., in this issue, which demonstrates how predators can affect plant growth via changes in detrivore behaviour in a detritus food web.
- You have free access to this contentSocial network analysis of wild chimpanzees provides insights for predicting infectious disease risk
Julie Rushmore, Damien Caillaud, Leopold Matamba, Rebecca M. Stumpf, Stephen P. Borgatti and Sonia Altizer
Article first published online: 4 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12088
The authors present the first network analysis of wild apes conducted within a framework of evaluating infectious disease risk. Overall, they show striking temporal variation in network structure, and identify traits that predict associations among individuals. This work provides insights into which chimpanzees should be targeted for disease control efforts.
- You have free access to this contentPatterns of top-down control in a seagrass ecosystem: could a roving apex predator induce a behaviour-mediated trophic cascade?
Derek A. Burkholder, Michael R. Heithaus, James W. Fourqurean, Aaron Wirsing and Lawrence M. Dill
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12097
This paper presents unique experimental evidence that sharks can structure ecosystems through risk effects. Specifically, the authors show that tiger sharks indirectly structure seagrass communities by inducing risk-sensitive foraging by sea turtles and sea cows. This work shows that roving predators, in general, can induce behavior-mediated trophic cascades.
- Foraging currencies, metabolism and behavioural routines
Alasdair I. Houston and John M. McNamara
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12096
The authors provide a succinct review of the basic formulation of foraging ‘currencies’ characterising foraging behaviour, a fundamental issue in foraging theory. Variations are introduced by examining predation, condition, time of day, and ‘damage’ considerations.