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.
Issue 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
Issue 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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