Note: I’ve decided to dump doing daily logs. Too much time for little return – I doubt anybody really cares that I put yeast in my aquarium today. Instead, I will just be posting results and/or working thoughts in the appropriate tabs above. Not so much for the next couple of weeks, as I’m in grant-writing mode until Feb. 12th (deadline), with very little research going on.
I won’t be writing down which papers I read on which day, but at the end of each week, I’ll list the interesting papers published in that week (keeping in mind that interest is relative, of course). Note that by “newly-published”, I generally don’t mean things that are published as “online-first” or other kinds of prepubs (I’m not a fan of those things), although some will slip through. I only check out new Tables of Content, and any online-first are those sent by colleagues.
Over on the sister blog, I’ll write up a post highlighting my favourite papers from each category.
I will not be sorting them out by day or by journal, because I dump the pages in a tab group in Firefox with no sorting. Also, no full citations, because I honestly can’t be bothered.
Shorter & Rueppell: A review on self-destructive defense behaviors in social insects.
Chouvenc et al. Burial behaviour by dealates of the termite Pseudacanthotermes spiniger (Termitidae, Macrotermitinae) induced by chemical signals from termite corpses.
Guerra et al. Phoretic dispersal on bumblebees by bromeliad flower mites (Mesostigmata, Melicharidae).
Cook et al. Macronutrient regulation in the Rasberry crazy ant (Nylanderia sp. nr. pubens).
Cao & Dornhaus. Ants use pheromone markings in emigrations to move closer to food-rich areas.
Weiner et al. The cost of flight: a role in the Polistes dominulus invasion.
Falibene & Josens. Sucrose acceptance threshold: a way to measure sugar perception in ants.
Weissel et al. Availability and depletion of fat reserves in halictid foundress queens with a focus on solitary nest founding.
Shilpa et al. Males, but not females, mate with multiple partners: a laboratory study of a primitively eusocial wasp Ropalidia marginata.
Dobata et al. Paternally inherited alleles in male body parts of an ant (Diacamma sp.) sex mosaic: implication for androgenetic male production in the Hymenoptera.
Hart & Tschinkel. A seasonal natural history of the ant, Odontomachus brunneus.
Tokuda et al. The complete mitogenome of the Formosan termite, Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki.
Moreyra et al. Cognitive Processes in Vespula germanica Wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) When Relocating a Food Source.
Zych et al. Stridulation by Jadera haematoloma (Hemiptera: Rhopalidae): Production Mechanism and Associated Behaviors.
Pitts-Singer et al. Structural Examination of the Dufour’s Gland of the Solitary Bees Osmia lignaria and Megachile rotundata (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae).
David. First Estimate of the Intrinsic Rate of Increase of a Millipede: Polydesmus angustus (Polydesmida: Polydesmidae) in a Seasonal Environment.
Martín-Vega & Baz. Spatiotemporal Distribution of Necrophagous Beetles (Coleoptera: Dermestidae, Silphidae) Assemblages in Natural Habitats of Central Spain.
Richardson et al. Opportunistic Carnivory by Romalea microptera (Orthoptera: Acrididae).
Hasegawa & Imai. A trade-off between number and size within the first workers of the ant Camponotus japonicus.
Callander et al. The effect of claw size and wave rate on female choice in a fiddler crab.
Kasatani et al. Courtship tactics by male Ilyoplax pusilla (Brachyura, Dotillidae).
Peixoto & Benson. Influence of previous residency and body mass in the territorial contests of the butterfly Hermeuptychia fallax (Lepidoptera: Satyrinae).
Okuno et al. Plasticity of grooming behavior against entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae in the ant Lasius japonicus.
Moon et al. Microstructure of the prothoracic mycangia in the ambrosia beetle Platypus koryoensis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Platypodinae).
James & Xu. Mechanisms by which pesticides affect insect immunity.
Biomed, Biochem, Cell Biology and Related Boringness
Shimakami et al. Stabilization of hepatitis C virus RNA by an Ago2–miR-122 complex.
Skálová et al. Seedling traits, plasticity and local differentiation as strategies of invasive species of Impatiens in central Europe.
Gervais et al. The making of a fusion branch in the Drosophila trachea.
Marlow et al. Functional roles of Notch signaling in the cnidarian Nematostella vectensis.
Moroń et al. Abundance and diversity of wild bees along gradients of heavy metal pollution.
Vačkář et al. Review of multispecies indices for monitoring human impacts on biodiversity.
Lee & Chon. Effects of perturbation on the predator–prey system in a heterogeneous landscape.
Kaplan. Attracting carnivorous arthropods with plant volatiles: The future of biocontrol or playing with fire?
Okuyama. A likelihood approach for functional response models.
Hochachka et al. Data-intensive science applied to broad-scale citizen science.
Brewer et al. Paleoecoinformatics: applying geohistorical data to ecological questions.
Parr et al. Evolutionary informatics: unifying knowledge about the diversity of life.
Michener & Jones. Ecoinformatics: supporting ecology as a data-intensive science.
Janz et al. Harnessing salt for woody biomass production.
Davidson et al. The Amazon basin in transition.
Cetinkaya et al. Life cycle assessment of various hydrogen production methods.
McNeil. Deforestation, agroforestry, and sustainable land management practices among the Classic period Maya.
Stahl & Pearsall. Late pre-Columbian agroforestry in the tropical lowlands of western Ecuador.
Neumann et al. First farmers in the Central African rainforest: A view from southern Cameroon.
Logan & d’Andrea. Oil palm, arboriculture, and changing subsistence practices during Kintampo times (3600–3200 BP, Ghana).
Höhn & Neumann. Shifting cultivation and the development of a cultural landscape during the Iron Age (0–1500 AD) in the northern Sahel of Burkina Faso, West Africa: Insights from archaeological charcoal.
Kingwell-Banham & Fuller. Shifting cultivators in South Asia: Expansion, marginalisation and specialisation over the long term.
Chapman & Hooper. The disposal of radioactive wastes underground.
Gordon et al. Engaging with geodiversity—why it matters.
Gude et al. Feasibility study of a new two-stage low temperature desalination process.
Öztürk et al. Gasification of various types of tertiary coals: A sustainability approach.
Meggers et al. Reduce CO2 from buildings with technology to zero emissions.
Louca et al. Specialized nursery pollination mutualisms as evolutionary traps stabilized by antagonistic traits.
Shearer & Stark. Global risk of big earthquakes has not recently increased.
Ruban et al. In quest of Paleocene global-scale transgressions and regressions: constraints from a synthesis of regional trends.
Rosenau et al. Conodont apatite δ18O values from a platform margin setting, Oklahoma, USA: Implications for initiation of Late Ordovician icehouse conditions.
Li et al. Lower Jurassic belemnites as indicators of palaeo-temperature.
Prosser. William Archibald Macfadyen (1893–1985): the ‘father of geoconservation’?
Schneider & Kaim. Early ontogeny of Middle Jurassic hiatellids from a wood-fall association: implications for phylogeny and palaeoecology of Hiatellidae.
Alegret et al. End-Cretaceous marine mass extinction not caused by productivity collapse.
Figueirido et al. Cenozoic climate change influences mammalian evolutionary dynamics.
Fikáček & Engel. An Aquatic Water Scavenger Beetle in Early Miocene Amber from the Dominican Republic (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae).
Heinrichs et al. The leafy liverwort Frullania (Jungermanniopsida) in the Cretaceous amber forest of Myanmar.
Ruban. Diversity dynamics of Toarcian–Aalenian (Jurassic) ammonites and transgressions/regressions in the Greater Caucasus Basin (Caucasian Sea, northern Neo-Tethys Ocean): An evidence of partial dependence.
Martindale et al. Platy coral patch reefs from eastern Panthalassa (Nevada, USA): Unique reef construction in the Late Triassic.
Weigand et al. 18S rRNA variability map for Gastropoda.
Aktipis & Giribet. Testing relationships among the vetigastropod taxa: a molecular approach.
Page. Space, time, form: viewing the Tree of Life.
Shrubovych et al. Redefinition and Four New Species of Yavanna Szeptycki and Comparison with Nosekiella Rusek (Protura: Acerentomidae: Nipponentominae).
McPherson et al. Value of Nymphal Morphology in Determining Identity of Pregenital and Genital Segments in Adult Corimelaena incognita (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Thyreocoridae).
Mengual. The flower fly genus Citrogramma Vockeroth (Diptera: Syrphidae): illustrated revision with descriptions of new species.
Pavón-Gonzalo et al. Taxonomy and morphological characterization of Allotettix simoni (Bolívar, 1890) and implications for the systematics of Metrodorinae (Orthoptera: Tetrigidae).
Pleijel et al. A revision of Nereimyra (Psamathini, Hesionidae, Aciculata, Annelida).
Pan et al. Taxonomy of five species of cyrtophorids (Protozoa: Ciliophora) including consideration of the phylogeny of two new genera.
Tomaszewska & Ślipiński. Revision of the Genus Rodatus Mulsant, 1850 (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccidulini).
Escalona & Ślipiński. Australodon, a Remarkable New Genus of Australian Longhorned Beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae).
Clarke. A Revision of the New Zealand Endemic Rove Beetle Genus Agnosthaetus Bernhauer (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae).
Adamczyk et al. Description of the Larva of Quaestus (Quaesticulus) pachecoi (Bolivar, 1915) (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Cholevinae).
Bezděk & Lee. Revisional Study on the Genus Mimastra (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae). Part 4.
Matraj & Malkiewicz. Larval Morphology and Chaetotaxy of the Brachypterous Winter Geometrid Moths from Poland. Part I — Apocheima HBN., Phigalia DUP. and Lycia HBN. (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae).
Belokobylskij et al. The Genus Caenophanes Foerster, 1862 (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Doryctinae) in the Western Palaearctic.
Delvar et al. New Chalcididae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) of Economic Importance from Iran.
Kostro-Ambroziak. Phytodietus (Weisia) pearlus sp. nov. from South Africa (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae).
Radchenko & Dubovikoff. First Record of the Ant Genus Strongylognathus Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Afghanistan, with Description of a New Species.
Liu et al. Descriptions of Two New Species of the Family Oribotritiidae (Acari: Oribatida: Euphthiracaroidea).
Ermilov et al. Morphology of Juvenile Instars of Neoliodes terrestris (Wallwork, 1963) and N. ionicus Sellnick, 1931 (Acari: Oribatida: Neoliodidae).
Choi et al. Taxonomic review of the subgenus Uroleucon (Uromelan) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in the Korean peninsula.
Kim et al. New record of the subfamily Agdistinae (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae) from Korea with description of a new species.
Kim et al. Taxonomic review of the tribe Oxyptilini (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae) from Korea.
Choi & Lee. First record of Vanhorniidae (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidea) from Korea.
Lee et al. One new record of the genus Aulacorthum (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Aphididae) from Korea.
Naz & Rizvi. New species of the genus Chelopistes (Ischnocera: Philopteridae) from Pakistan.
Shin et al. Dark winged fungus gnats (Diptera: Sciaridae) collected from shiitake mushroom in Korea.
Jung & Lee. A new record of the family Microphysidae (Heteroptera: Cimicomorpha) from the Korean Peninsula.
Wassnig & Southgate. Embryonic and larval development of Pteria penguin (Röding, 1798) (Bivalvia: Pteriidae).
van Horn et al. Complex intestinal bacterial communities in three species of planorbid snails.
Pinchuk & Hodgson. Structure of the lateral pedal defensive glands of Trimusculus costatus (Gastropoda: Trimusculidae).
Salas et al. The periostracum of Digitaria digitaria (Bivalvia: Astartidae): formation and structure.
Zarubin et al. Bacterial bioluminescence as a lure for marine zooplankton and fish.
Portnoy & Heist. Molecular markers: progress and prospects for understanding reproductive ecology in elasmobranchs.