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A male ruby-throated hummingbird, Archilochus colubris
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Volume 15, October 2013

Population- and sex-specific divergence in growth patterns between two ninespine stickleback (Pungitius pungitius L) populations.
Nurul Izza Ab Ghani, Anna Kuparinen, Tuomas Leinonen & Juha Merilä — 2013(7) (
Keywords: asymptotic length, common garden, growth rate, maturation, Pungitius pungitius, von Bertalanffy

Theory articles in EER and other ecology journals versus climate change research.
Ernesto Gianoli — 2013(7) (
Keywords: climate change, ecological literature, theory papers

Floral preference, flower constancy, and pollen transfer efficiency of the ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) in mixed arrays of Iris nelsonii and Iris fulva.
Noland H. Martin & Sunni J. Taylor — 2013(7) (
Keywords: pollinator isolation, floral isolation, mechanical isolation, ethological isolation, pollinator preference, homoploid hybrid speciation

Respect for property rights: when does it pay to defend territory?
Douglas W. Morris & Jody T. MacEachern — 2013(7) (
Keywords: co-existence, evolutionary game, habitat selection, ideal despotic distribution, ideal pre-emptive distribution, mixed strategies, territory

Greener on the other side of the fence: density-dependent habitat selection by a unicellular alga.
MaryJane M. Moses, Douglas W. Morris & Wensheng Qin — 2013(7) (
Keywords: algae, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, density, dispersal, fitness, habitat choice, ideal free distribution, phototaxis, signal detection

Cope's Law of the Unspecialized, Cope's Rule, and weak directionality in evolution.
Pasquale Raia & Mikael Fortelius — 2013(7) (
Keywords: Cope’s Rule, Cope’s Law of the Unspecialized, weak directionality, body size, ecological specialization

Phenotypic plasticity of Thellungiella salsaginea in response to saline stress.
B.Q. Yao, C.M. Zhao, Jianming Deng, Huakun Zhou, X.Q. Zhao & J.Q. Li — 2013(7) (
Keywords: growing traits, phenotypic integration, phenotypic plasticity, physiological traits, population, Thellungiella salsaginea

Invasive Chromolaena odorata has similar size but higher phenolic concentration than native conspecifics.
Yulong Zheng, Yulong Feng, Zhiyong Liao, Weitao Li, Haifeng Xiao & Haozhi Sui — 2013(7) (
Keywords: Chromolaena odorata, common garden experiment, EICA hypothesis, evolution, genetic differentiation

Volume 15, September 2013 — Special Issue

Geographic variation in behaviour: an introduction.
Caitlin R. Gabor, Andrea S. Aspbury & Rafael L. Rodríguez 2013(6) (
Keywords: environmental variation, phenotypic plasticity, reproductive isolation, sexual selection, speciation

Geographic variation in acoustic communication: reproductive character displacement and speciation.
H. Carl Gerhardt 2013(6) (
Keywords: acoustic communication, auditory masking, cascades of speciation, geographical variation, sexual selection

Sexual selection paves the road to sexual isolation during ecological speciation.
R. Brian Langerhans & Amber M. Makowicz 2013(6) (
Keywords: adaptive radiation, mate recognition, mating behaviours, natural selection, predation, sexual selection, speciation

Geographic variation in male mate choice in a gynogenetic species complex: evaluating long-term data across mating contexts.
Caitlin R. Gabor, Laura Alberici da Barbiano & Andrea S. Aspbury 2013(6) (
Keywords: Poecilia formosa, Poecilia latipinna, reproductive isolation, speciation, temporal variation

Geographic variation in sexual signals and behaviour in two species of poison frogs.
Heike Pröhl, Beatriz Willink & Susanne Hauswaldt 2013(6) (
Keywords: acoustic signals, dendrobatid frogs, genetic divergence, natural selection, Oophaga, sexual selection, visual signals

Climate affects geographic variation in host-plant but not mating preferences of Timema cristinae stick-insect populations.
Patrik Nosil, Rüdiger Riesch & Moritz Muschick 2013(6) (
Keywords: climate, gene flow, genomic divergence, host-plant adaptation, reinforcement, speciation, temperature

Causes of variation in genotype × environment interaction.
Rafael Lucas Rodríguez 2013(6) (
Keywords: genotype × environment interaction, maintenance of variation

Evolutionary insights from behavioural geography: plasticity, evolution and responses to rapid environmental change.
Susan A. Foster 2013(6) (
Keywords: anthropogenic environmental change, behavioural phenotype, contemporary evolution, evolutionary mismatch, geographic variation, phenotypic plasticity