Latest Biological Synthesis Stories
A unique marriage of mathematics and history has helped researchers solve the mysteries surrounding the evolution of human society from small groups to the larger, more complex societies of the modern era.
Manipulation is often thought of as morally repugnant, but it might be responsible for the evolutionary origins of some helpful or altruistic behavior, according to a new study.
Chronic harvesting of a tropical tree that many local communities in Western Africa depend on can alter the tree's reproduction and drastically curtail fruit and seed yields over the tree's lifetime, according to a new study.
In nature, how do host species survive parasite attacks?
Culling will not stop the spread of a deadly fungus that is threatening to wipe out hibernating bats in North America, according to a new mathematical model.
Separate species that live in radically different environments don't necessarily also have different ecological niches.
Consider the case of the three-spine stickleback. These tiny fish that thrive in oceans and in fresh water might appear to be the same, yet ecologists are finding that they are actually a diverse collection of very specialized individuals.
- A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).