### Recent Submissions

• #### Precipitation drives global variation in natural selection ﻿

(American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2017-03-03)
Climate change has the potential to affect the ecology and evolution of every species on Earth. Although the ecological consequences of climate change are increasingly well documented, the effects of climate on the key ...
• #### Error cascade in taxonomy: The case of $\textit{Cardiomya perrostrata}$ (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Cuspidariidae) in Brazilian waters ﻿

(Magnolia Press, 2017-03-28)
Successions of erroneous taxonomic identifications in biodiversity studies are an undesirable but not rare phenomenon. Such cascades of errors frequently involve taxa with few, polymorphic diagnostic characters, such as ...
• #### Correlates of long-term land-cover change and protected area performance at priority conservation sites in Africa ﻿

The loss of natural habitats is a major threat to biodiversity, and protected area designation is one of the standard responses to this threat. However, greater understanding of the drivers of habitat loss and of the ...
• #### Divergence in brain composition during the early stages of ecological specialization in $\textit{Heliconius}$ butterflies ﻿

(Wiley, 2017-03)
During speciation across ecological gradients, diverging populations are exposed to contrasting sensory and spatial information that present new behavioural and perceptive challenges. These challenges may be met by heritable ...