« Fighting back against fake-conference spam | Main | BRCA linked to reproduction-versus-longevity tradeoff »

This week's picks

High Relatedness Is Necessary and Sufficient to Maintain Multicellularity in Dictyostelium

Evolution of a mimicry supergene from a multilocus architecture
Cause and Effect in Biology Revisited: Is Mayr's Proximate-Ultimate Dichotomy Still Useful?

Trophic network structure emerges through antagonistic coevolution in temporally varying environments


I haven't read the Laland et al. article on Mayr's proximate/ultimate paradigm--only the precis; however, I will risk saying that, until more is known about what we mean by the "new biology" (Rose & Oakley 2007 Biology Direct 2), Schoener's recent Review (2011 Science 331) is probably as far as it is wise to venture on the topic for now: Ecological DynamicsEvolutionary Dynamics.

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

Type the characters you see in the picture above.