Ecology and Evolution – Issue 2.10 Now Live!

Ecology and EvolutionIssue 10 of Ecology and Evolution is now live! The cover features an image from Phologenetics links monster larva to deep sea shrimp by Heather D. Bracken-Grissom, Darryl L. Felder, Nicole L. Vollmer, Joel W. Martin and Keith A. Crandall. We have over 20 excellent papers in this issue. Once again, all articles are fully open access.

Highlighted below are two top quality articles chosen by our editorial team.

purple_lock_openPhenotypic plasticity alone cannot explain climate-induced change in avian migration timing by Josh Van Buskirk, Robert S. Mulvihill and Robert C. Leberman.
Abstract: Climate change has been linked to phenological shifts in many organisms, but there is debate over the degree to which changes are caused by evolved genetic responses of populations or by phenotypic plasticity of individuals. We estimated that temperature-induced plasticity of spring arrival date in 27 species of North American migratory bird was strong, but not sufficient to explain the climate-induced trend in phenology observed over 46 years. Some part of the response to environmental change may be caused by microevolution.

purple_lock_openIntracoastal shipping drives patterns of regional population expansion by an invasive marine invertebrate by John A. Darling, Leif-Matthias Herborg and Ian C. Davidson.
Abstract: Understanding the factors contributing to expansion of nonnative populations is a critical step toward accurate risk assessment and effective management of biological invasions. Nevertheless, few studies have attempted explicitly to test hypotheses regarding factors driving invasive spread by seeking correlations between patterns of vector movement and patterns of genetic connectivity. We describe such an attempt for the invasive tunicate Styela clava in the northeastern Pacific.

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Two New Issues of Ecology and Evolution

Ecology and Evolution has now published issues 2.8 and 2.9. Both issues contain over 20 top papers, all of which are fully open access – free to read, download and share! Editor-in-Chief, Allen Moore has highlighted some papers which are of particular interest.

ECE 2 8 coverIssue 2.8 features a coral reef on its cover: On a healthy coral reef, like this shallow reef at Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, macroalgae are a vital component of the benthic community, contributing to primary production, nitrogen fixation and cementing the coral framework. This is from the paper by Ruth Reef and colleagues.

Highlighted papers for this issue are: The genetics of phenotypic plasticity. XI. Joint evolution of plasticity and dispersal rate by Samuel M. Scheiner, Michael Barfield and Robert D. Holt and Abnormally high digestive enzyme activity and gene expression explain the contemporary evolution of a Diabrotica biotype able to feed on soybeans by Matías J. Curzi, Jorge A. Zavala, Joseph L. Spencer and Manfredo J. Seufferheld

ECE 2 9 coverIssue 2.9‘s cover image is taken from the article by Michael E. Hood and colleagues and features silene: Anther-smut disease of Silene uniflora serves as a model for the evolution of resistance to multiple pathogen species.

Highlighted papers are: Out of Florida: mtDNA reveals patterns of migration and Pleistocene range expansion of the Green Anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis) by Shane C. Campbell-Staton, Rachel M. Goodman, Niclas Backström, Scott V. Edwards, Jonathan B. Losos and Jason J. Kolbe, Inbreeding and outbreeding depression in Stylidium hispidum: implications for mixing seed sources for ecological restoration by Kristina M. Hufford, Siegfried L. Krauss and Erik J. Veneklaas and Age-specific oxidative status and the expression of pre- and postcopulatory sexually selected traits in male red junglefowl, Gallus gallus by Jose C. Noguera, Rebecca Dean, Caroline Isaksson, Alberto Velando and Tommaso Pizzar

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Wiley Moves towards Broader Open Access Licence

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced revised licensing arrangements for proprietary journals published under the Wiley Open Access program. The journals will adopt the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license which allows commercial use of published articles.

The Wiley Open Access portfolio also includes journals published with society partners, many of which will similarly transfer to the Creative Commons Attribution license.

Wiley is responding to recent developments in funder and government policies and supports the sustainable evolution of scientific publishing. The change will be implemented immediately.

Rachel Burley Vice President and Director, Open Access commented “Wiley is committed to meeting the evolving needs of the authors who wish to provide open access to the published articles that convey the results of their research.”  

Burley continued “Our announcement today concerns Wiley’s fully open access journals. We are also reviewing the licensing arrangements for our hybrid program OnlineOpen, our open access option for individual articles published in subscription journals. In consultation with our publishing partners, we aim to continue to develop and deliver sustainable open access products providing author choice and high levels of service.”

In the first instance, the journals moving to the CC-BY license are Brain and Behavior, Ecology and Evolution, MicrobiologyOpen, Cancer Medicine, Food Science & Nutrition, Evolutionary Applications, Geoscience Data Journal and EMBO Molecular Medicine.

The CC-BY license allows (with the correct attribution of the original creator) for the copying, distribution and transmission of the work. Adaption and commercial use is also permitted.   

More information about Wiley’s open access initiatives is available online.