Evolutionary Biology

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Insight into family bond in beetles

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Efforts to protect endangered species could be helped by fresh insights into how parenting affects the survival chances of inbred animals.

Published 15 September.

Study into insects' moving patterns

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Plants can maximise their chances of reproduction by taking advantage of how insects move between flowers when they track down nectar, a study suggests.

Published 18 July.

Multiple infections in malaria

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Scientists have discovered why infections with two types of malaria parasite lead to greater health risks – because one species helps the other to thrive.

Published 4 July.

New research into burying beetles

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Female beetles that are seasoned fighters put more effort into raising their offspring than mothers with no conflict experience, a study suggests.

Published 22 June.

New study into nesting times

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Birds' ability to alter spring nesting times as temperatures rise could help safeguard their long-term survival in changing climates, research suggests.

Published 17 May.

 

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