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New articles are published weekly in the latest journal issue, at the top of their section of the Table of Contents. The latest issue closes at the end of the month.

Animal behaviour

Animal behaviour
Preference patterns for skewed gambles in rhesus monkeys
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130902

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0902

Animal behaviour
Chameleons communicate with complex colour changes during contests: different body regions convey different information
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130892

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0892

Animal behaviour
Motion dazzle: a locust's eye view
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130811

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0811

Animal behaviour
Male–male competition leads to less abundant but more attractive sperm
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130762

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0762

Animal behaviour
It is all in the face: carotenoid skin coloration loses attractiveness outside the face
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130633

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0633

Animal behaviour
A simple explanation for the evolution of complex song syntax in Bengalese finches
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130842

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0842

Animal behaviour
Fatal attraction: sexually cannibalistic invaders attract naive native mantids
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130746

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0746

Animal behaviour
Differences in group size and the extent of individual participation in group hunting may contribute to differential prey-size use among social spiders
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130621

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0621

Animal behaviour
Action at a distance: dependency sensitivity in a New World primate
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130852

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0852

Animal behaviour
Alternative male reproductive tactics drive asymmetrical hybridization between sunfishes (Lepomis spp.)
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130658

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0658

Animal behaviour
Ants learn to rely on more informative attributes during decision-making
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130667

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0667

Animal behaviour
A dominant allele controls development into female mimic male and diminutive female ruffs
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130653

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0653

Animal behaviour
Bearded ladies: females suffer fitness consequences when bearing male traits
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130644

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0644

Animal behaviour
Disruptive camouflage impairs object recognition
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130501

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0501

Animal behaviour
To call or not to call: parents assess the vulnerability of their young before warning them about predators
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130745

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0745

Animal behaviour
Embryonic growth and antioxidant provision in avian eggs
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130757

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0757

Animal behaviour
Size and accumulation of fuel reserves at stopover predict nocturnal restlessness in a migratory bird
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130712

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0712

Animal behaviour
The early bird gets the worm: foraging strategies of wild songbirds lead to the early discovery of food sources
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130578

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0578

Animal behaviour
Social foragers adopt a riskier foraging mode in the centre of their groups
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130528

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0528

Community ecology

Community ecology
Relationship between evenness and body size in species rich assemblages
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130856

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0856

Community ecology
Latitudinal gradients in intraspecific ecological diversity
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130778

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0778

Community ecology
Indirect food web interactions mediated by predator–rodent dynamics: relative roles of lemmings and voles
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130802

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0802

Community ecology
Indian monsoons shape dispersal phenology of plants
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130675

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0675

Community ecology
The drivers of woody species richness and density in a Neotropical savannah
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130412

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0412

Conservation biology

Conservation biology
Pelagic larval duration predicts extinction risk in a freshwater fish clade
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130672

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0672

Evolutionary biology

Evolutionary biology
Rates of transposition in Escherichia coli
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130838

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0838

Evolutionary biology
A century-long genetic record reveals that protist effective population sizes are comparable to those of macroscopic species
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130849

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0849

Evolutionary biology
Specific immune priming in the invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130864

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0864

Evolutionary biology
Context-dependent expression of sperm quality in the fruitfly
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130736

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0736

Evolutionary developmental biology

Evolutionary developmental biology
Immune-priming in ant larvae: social immunity does not undermine individual immunity
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130563

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0563

Global change biology

Global change biology
The impact of simulated chronic nitrogen deposition on the biomass and N2-fixation activity of two boreal feather moss–cyanobacteria associations
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130797

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0797

Marine biology

Marine biology
Ignoring discards biases the assessment of fisheries' ecological fingerprint
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130812

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0812

Molecular evolution

Molecular evolution
Evidence for a recent origin of penguins
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130748

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0748

Pathogen biology

Pathogen biology
Maternal antibodies contribute to sex-based difference in hantavirus transmission dynamics
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130887

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0887

Physiology

Physiology
Sex differences in the protection of host immune systems by a polyembryonic parasitoid
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130839

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0839

Neurobiology

Neurobiology
The evolution of cerebellum structure correlates with nest complexity
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130687

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0687

Neurobiology
Oxytocin shapes parental motion during father–infant interaction
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130828

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0828

Neurobiology
Detecting spring after a long winter: coma or slow vigilance in cold, hypoxic turtles?
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130602

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0602

Population ecology

Population ecology
Climatic effects on breeding grounds are more important drivers of breeding phenology in migrant birds than carry-over effects from wintering grounds
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130669

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0669

Special feature

50 Years on: the legacy of William Donald Hamilton

Organized by Joan Herbers and Neil Tsutsui

Special feature
Hamiltonian inclusive fitness: a fitter fitness concept
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130335

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0335

Special feature
Genes underlying altruism
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130395

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0395

Special feature
Dissecting ant recognition systems in the age of genomics
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130416

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0416

Special feature
The veil of ignorance can favour biological cooperation
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130365

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0365

Special feature
Imprinted green beards: a little less than kin and more than kind
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130199

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0199

Special feature
Kin selection, genomics and caste-antagonistic pleiotropy
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130309

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0309

Special feature
Towards greater realism in inclusive fitness models: the case of worker reproduction in insect societies
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130334

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0334

Special feature
Kin selection, species richness and community
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130491

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0491

Special feature
Kinship and the evolution of social behaviours in the sea
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130454

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0454

Special feature
Nice to kin and nasty to non-kin: revisiting Hamilton's early insights on eusociality
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130444

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0444

Special feature
Parasites and altruism: converging roads
Published:23 December 2013Article ID:20130367

https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2013.0367