Journal of Animal Ecology

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

Edited By: Ken Wilson, Ben Sheldon, Jean-Michel Gaillard and Nate Sanders

Impact Factor: 4.827

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 2/161 (Zoology); 18/150 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2656

Associated Title(s): Functional Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Ecology, Methods in Ecology and Evolution


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  1. Standard Papers

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      Dynamic vs. static social networks in models of parasite transmission: predicting Cryptosporidium spread in wild lemurs

      Andrea Springer, Peter M. Kappeler and Charles L. Nunn

      Version of Record online: 31 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12617

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      Social networks are widely used in epidemiological models, but some methodological aspects of network-based modelling remain unclear. Here, empirical networks derived from a wild lemur population and simulated networks were used to investigate how the use of static vs. dynamic networks, seasonality, transmission modality and community structure affect pathogen spread.

    2. Intrapopulation variability in the timing of ontogenetic habitat shifts in sea turtles revealed using δ15N values from bone growth rings

      Calandra N. Turner Tomaszewicz, Jeffrey A. Seminoff, S. Hoyt Peckham, Larisa Avens and Carolyn M. Kurle

      Version of Record online: 11 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12618

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      This article combines skeletochronology with stable isotope analysis of annual bone growth layers to assess the variability in the size/age at which endangered juvenile North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles undergo an ontogenetic habitat shift between two disparate developmental foraging habitats, one of which is a sink habitat.

  2. Allee Effects in Ecology and Evolution

    1. Genetic Allee effects and their interaction with ecological Allee effects

      Meike J. Wittmann, Hanna Stuis and Dirk Metzler

      Version of Record online: 10 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12598

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      The modeling results indicate that inbreeding depression can produce a strong Allee effect where populations below a certain critical size tend to go extinct. Such genetic Allee effects can interact with ecological Allee effects, for example those due to mate-finding difficulties, to increase the extinction risk of small populations.


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