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Why are vertebrate eyes so variable in their proportional size?
Close up of the eye of Kramer’s Parrot,
Psittacula krameri, the rose-ringed parakeet

Photo by Suren Manvelyan.

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Volume 16, November 2014

Choice of regression model for isodar analysis.
Jack W. Bradbury & Sandra L. Vehrencamp — 2014(8) (
Keywords: equation error, isodars, measurement error, Model II regression.

Geographic variation in lizard hind-limb morphology in relation to predation: no evidence for an evolutionary basis.
Patrick A. Bula, Laura K. Wright & Peter A. Zani — 2014(8) (
Keywords: ecomorphology, morphometrics, phenotypic plasticity, predator type, Uta stansburiana.

When should faster moving animals have better visual ability? A computational study of Leuckart's law.
Shinsuke Satoi & Yoh Iwasa — 2014(8) (
Keywords: animal behaviour, eye size, Leuckart’s law, locomotion, visual acuity.

Biomass versus biodiversity: the relative contribution of population attributes to consumer nutrient loading in aquatic systems.
Quenton M. Tuckett, Kevin S. Simon, Jasmine E. Saros, Stephen M. Coghlan Jr. & Michael T. Kinnison — 2014(8) (
Keywords: bioenergetics, biomass, ecological stoichiometry, harvest, nutrient excretion.

Environmental variation does not always promote plasticity: evolutionarily realized reaction norm for costly plasticity.
Atsushi Yamauchi & Daisuke Takahashi — 2014(8) (
Keywords: environmental fluctuation, model, optimization, phenotypic plasticity.