Editor’s Selections: Mating and Meat, Frenemies, and Size Matters for both Sieves and Masting

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By Jarrett Byrnes

smalljarrett2Jarrett Byrnes focuses on posts in ecology, environmental sciences, and evolution. He blogs at I’m a chordata, urochordata!

  • Eric Johnson over at The Primate Diaries blasts the media coverage of intriguing new work showing how chimp mate choice is influences by meat sharing. A great example of an interesting study twisted by bad science reporting.
  • What’s more important to a deep sea biologist – the size of your sieve or how you use it? Kevin Zelnio discusses new work suggesting sieve size can really matter. A lot.
  • Over at Denim and Tweed, we find that synchronization between trees resulting in big resource pulses (so called masting) may arise through a mixture of resource and pollen limitation, rather than any internal physiological clock. Definitely not what most folk are taught in Ecology 101.

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