Editor’s Selections: Strong Interaction Conservation, Pick No Gonads, Makeup Evolution, and Slow SpeciationNovember 4th, 2010 Editor's Selections 19 Comments
Jarrett Byrnes focuses on posts in ecology, environmental sciences, and evolution. He blogs at I’m a chordata, urochordata!
- A call to prioritize not just the loss of species, but the lost of strong species interactions. Valuable?
- Pycnogonids (one of my personal favorite clades – in invertebrate zoology, the mnemonic I used was that you would want sea spiders to Pick No Gonads) assign baby-carrying to the males. But at a cost…
- Are there evolutionary drivers behind the success of makeup?
- Speciation is a slow process. Even once two species diverge (and particularly in sympatry) it takes many generations before they can no longer breed together. Sometimes we can catch a glimpse of the process in action.