Why Did the Squirrel Cross the Road?

In cities the number and types of predators drastically differ from nearby rural and "natural" areas. This often means that the biggest threat prey species have to face in cities are domestic predators (dogs and cats) or generalist "mesopredators" like raccoons, coyotes, or foxes. That is, unless you consider the threat from humans, and in... Continue Reading →

Proc. B Special Issue: City Ants Adapt to Hotter Environment

In their recent contribution to the special issue on urban evolution in Proceedings B, Sarah Diamond and team share their exciting results on detecting parallel and non-parallel physiological responses to the urban heat island in acorn ants (paper here).┬áThis is the first of several posts to come on the recent special issue on urban evolution... Continue Reading →

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