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Academic Pediatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 1.655, CiteScore: 2)
Academic Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.015, CiteScore: 2)
Accident Analysis & Prevention     Partially Free   (Followers: 105, SJR: 1.462, CiteScore: 3)
Accounting Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.932, CiteScore: 2)
Accounting, Organizations and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 1.771, CiteScore: 3)
Achievements in the Life Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Acta Astronautica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 442, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Automatica Sinica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Acta Biomaterialia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.967, CiteScore: 7)
Acta Colombiana de Cuidado Intensivo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Acta de Investigación Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Ecologica Sinica     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.18, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Histochemica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.661, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Materialia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 319, SJR: 3.263, CiteScore: 6)
Acta Mathematica Scientia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.504, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.542, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Oecologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.834, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Otorrinolaringologica (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription  
Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.307, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.793, CiteScore: 6)
Acta Poética     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Psychologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.331, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Sociológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Tropica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.052, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Urológica Portuguesa     Open Access  
Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.374, CiteScore: 1)
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Actas Urológicas Españolas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.344, CiteScore: 1)
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Actualites Pharmaceutiques     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Actualites Pharmaceutiques Hospitalieres     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Acupuncture and Related Therapies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Acute Pain     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 2.671, CiteScore: 5)
Ad Hoc Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.53, CiteScore: 4)
Addictive Behaviors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.29, CiteScore: 3)
Addictive Behaviors Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.755, CiteScore: 2)
Additive Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 2.611, CiteScore: 8)
Additives for Polymers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 187, SJR: 4.09, CiteScore: 13)
Advanced Engineering Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.167, CiteScore: 4)
Advanced Powder Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.694, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.277, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Agronomy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 2.384, CiteScore: 5)
Advances in Anesthesia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Antiviral Drug Design     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Applied Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.992, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Applied Mechanics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.551, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Applied Microbiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 2.089, CiteScore: 5)
Advances In Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.572, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Biological Regulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.61, CiteScore: 7)
Advances in Botanical Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.686, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Cancer Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34, SJR: 3.043, CiteScore: 6)
Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biochemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.453, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.992, CiteScore: 5)
Advances in Cell Aging and Gerontology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Cellular and Molecular Biology of Membranes and Organelles     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Advances in Chemical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.713, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.316, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Clinical Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 1.562, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Colloid and Interface Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.977, CiteScore: 8)
Advances in Computers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.205, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Developmental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Advances in Digestive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Advances in DNA Sequence-Specific Agents     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Drug Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Advances in Ecological Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44, SJR: 2.524, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Engineering Software     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.159, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Experimental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52, SJR: 5.39, CiteScore: 8)
Advances in Exploration Geophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Fluorine Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Food and Nutrition Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 67, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Fuel Cells     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Advances in Genetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.354, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Genome Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 12.74, CiteScore: 13)
Advances in Geophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.193, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Heat Transfer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.749, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Human Factors/Ergonomics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.193, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Immunology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37, SJR: 4.433, CiteScore: 6)
Advances in Inorganic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.163, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Insect Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.938, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Integrative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.176, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Intl. Accounting     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Life Course Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.682, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Lipobiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Magnetic and Optical Resonance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Marine Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.88, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 3.027, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Medical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.694, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Medicinal Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Microbial Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.158, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Molecular and Cell Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Advances in Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Molecular Toxicology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.182, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Nanoporous Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Oncobiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Organ Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Organometallic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.875, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Parallel Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.174, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Parasitology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.579, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Pediatrics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Pharmacology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.536, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.574, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Phytomedicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Plant Pathology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Porous Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Protein Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.791, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 68)
Advances in Quantum Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.371, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Radiation Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.263, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Space Biology and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Space Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 423, SJR: 0.569, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Surgery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.555, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38, SJR: 2.208, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Veterinary Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Advances in Veterinary Science and Comparative Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Virus Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 2.262, CiteScore: 5)
Advances in Water Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 1.551, CiteScore: 3)
Aeolian Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.117, CiteScore: 3)
Aerospace Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 384, SJR: 0.796, CiteScore: 3)
AEU - Intl. J. of Electronics and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.42, CiteScore: 2)
African J. of Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.296, CiteScore: 0)
Ageing Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 3.671, CiteScore: 9)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 482, SJR: 1.238, CiteScore: 3)
Agri Gene     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.818, CiteScore: 5)
Agricultural Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.156, CiteScore: 4)
Agricultural Water Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 1.272, CiteScore: 3)
Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Agriculture and Natural Resources     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 1.747, CiteScore: 4)
Ain Shams Engineering J.     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.589, CiteScore: 3)
Air Medical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.26, CiteScore: 0)
AKCE Intl. J. of Graphs and Combinatorics     Open Access   (SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Alcohol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.153, CiteScore: 3)
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Alergologia Polska : Polish J. of Allergology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Alexandria Engineering J.     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.604, CiteScore: 3)
Alexandria J. of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.191, CiteScore: 1)
Algal Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.142, CiteScore: 4)
Alkaloids: Chemical and Biological Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Allergologia et Immunopathologia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.504, CiteScore: 1)
Allergology Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.148, CiteScore: 2)
Alpha Omegan     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 3.521, CiteScore: 6)
ALTER - European J. of Disability Research / Revue Européenne de Recherche sur le Handicap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.201, CiteScore: 1)
Alzheimer's & Dementia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 4.66, CiteScore: 10)
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.796, CiteScore: 4)
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.108, CiteScore: 3)
Ambulatory Pediatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
American Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 3.267, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66, SJR: 1.93, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Emergency Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 0.604, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American J. of Geriatric Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.524, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Human Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 7.45, CiteScore: 8)
American J. of Infection Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.062, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Kidney Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 2.973, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
American J. of Medicine Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.967, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Obstetrics and Gynecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 265, SJR: 2.7, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66, SJR: 3.184, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Ophthalmology Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.265, CiteScore: 0)
American J. of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.289, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Otolaryngology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.59, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 2.139, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 2.164, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 1.141, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of the Medical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.767, CiteScore: 1)
Ampersand : An Intl. J. of General and Applied Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Anaerobe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.144, CiteScore: 3)
Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 67, SJR: 0.138, CiteScore: 0)
Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.411, CiteScore: 1)
Anales de Cirugia Vascular     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anales de Pediatría     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.277, CiteScore: 0)
Anales de Pediatría (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription  
Anales de Pediatría Continuada     Full-text available via subscription  
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 4.849, CiteScore: 10)
Analytica Chimica Acta     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 1.512, CiteScore: 5)
Analytica Chimica Acta : X     Open Access  
Analytical Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 210, SJR: 0.633, CiteScore: 2)
Analytical Chemistry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.411, CiteScore: 2)
Analytical Spectroscopy Library     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Anesthésie & Réanimation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Anesthesiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.683, CiteScore: 2)
Angiología     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.121, CiteScore: 0)
Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Animal Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 227, SJR: 1.58, CiteScore: 3)
Animal Feed Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.937, CiteScore: 2)
Animal Reproduction Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.704, CiteScore: 2)

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  • Sexual selection and social context: Web-building spiders as emerging
           models for adaptive plasticity
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 15 March 2019Source: Advances in the Study of BehaviorAuthor(s): Maydianne C.B. Andrade Phenotypic plasticity is the ability of organisms with a given genotype to develop varied phenotypes under fluctuating environmental conditions. This chapter provides an overview of the conditions under which adaptive phenotypic plasticity is expected to evolve, and the challenge of conducting rigorous tests of hypotheses for such plasticity. It is argued that advances in the field may be facilitated by focusing on species in which some of the complexity of plastic responses is naturally simplified. Here, the focus is on assessing adaptive plasticity of male spiders in response to spatio-temporal heterogeneity in demographic variables that cause changes in the mode and intensity of sexual selection. For web-building spiders in the genera Argiope, Nephila, and Latrodectus, males rarely mate more than once due to sexual cannibalism, male genital mutilation, and arduous, risky mate searching, simplifying predictions about adaptive phenotypes. Population density, the proximity of mates and competitors, and the operational sex ratio may all be linked to variation in the importance of traits that confer advantages in the different episodes of selection that determine male fitness. These links are reviewed in the context of the biology of representative species in each genus. Experimental studies of adaptive plasticity demonstrate that there are robust associations between pheromone-mediated assessment of social context and male development and behavior. The utility of continued study of these spiders with an eye to comparative studies is emphasized.
       
  • Sexual selection in socially-structured, polyandrous populations: Some
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    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: Advances in the Study of BehaviorAuthor(s): Tommaso Pizzari, Grant C. McDonald Sexual selection is widely recognized as the evolutionary agent driving male exaggeration and strategies of intrasexual competition over reproductive opportunities. Two advances have characterized the development of our understanding of sexual selection in recent years. The first was the realization that sexual selection can extend to post-copulatory episodes whenever females mate with multiple males (polyandry). The second concerns the operation of sexual selection in structured population in light of increasing evidence that populations are often non-randomly assembled. Populations of domestic fowl (Gallus domesticus) and red junglefowl (Gallus gallus), which are typically socially-structured and polyandrous, have offered a convenient vertebrate model system to study patterns and mechanisms of sexual selection, providing a helpful counterpoint to studies of socially monogamous systems. Here, we review our understanding of the way sexual selection operates in these populations, with emphasis on recent work focusing on the interrelated implications of polyandry and social structure.
       
  • The troublesome gift: The spermatophylax as a purveyor of sexual conflict
           and coercion in crickets
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 1 February 2019Source: Advances in the Study of BehaviorAuthor(s): S.K. Sakaluk, K.R. Duffield, J. Rapkin, B.M. Sadd, J. Hunt Nuptial food gifts are an integral feature of the mating systems of a wide variety of insects. A pervasive feature of the majority of these gifts is that they afford the male direct access to the female's physiology. Although in some cases such gifts may represent a form of nutritional investment in females, an alternative hypothesis posits that nuptial food gifts may allow males to manipulate female physiology in favor of male interests. This hypothesis predicts that the chemical composition of nuptial food gifts should be driven by a sexual conflict over offspring paternity.We evaluate this hypothesis by reviewing our accumulated studies on decorated crickets, Gryllodes sigillatus, a species that has illuminated key elements of this evolutionary arms race. Here, nuptial food gifts take the form of a spermatophylax, a gelatinous mass forming part of the male's spermatophore and consumed by the female after mating. We first review the evidence for the two principal sexual conflicts arising from the provision of the spermatophylax: (i) a sexual conflict over female acceptance of gifts, and (ii) a conflict over female remating that appears to be mediated by refractory-inducing substances contained in gifts. We then consider the mechanisms by which these conflicts are mediated, focusing specifically on: (i) multivariate selection analyses of the free amino acid composition of the spermatophylax; (ii) proteomic studies identifying candidate proteins that alter female behavior; and (iii) comparative transcriptomic studies showing how gene expression is altered through nuptial feeding.
       
  • Conformity and over-imitation: An integrative review of variant forms of
           hyper-reliance on social learning
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 January 2019Source: Advances in the Study of BehaviorAuthor(s): Andrew Whiten Variant forms of conformity and over-imitation have become prominent in the research literatures on the transmission of culture, because each displays particularly high levels of reliance on social learning, potentially much strengthening the fidelity and longevity of traditions. Despite this apparent similarity, the literatures on conformity and over-imitation have rarely cross-referenced each other. The objective of the present review is to rectify this theoretical lacuna, considering in depth both what the two processes share and how they differ. Conformity, originally in the literature on social influence and human culture but addressed increasingly in animal studies, has been dissected into a number of forms distinguished in this review, but most commonly has referred to a disposition to copy majority behaviors in an individual's group or other relevant population. Over-imitation, by contrast, refers to an individual's disposition to copy visibly causally irrelevant components of action sequences even when performed by a single individual. In this review I compare and contrast these two processes, distinguishing a suite of functional and causal factors to explain their occurrence and adaptive significance. Functions appear to span informational, relationship-building and normative contexts. These analyses form a foundation on which to consider why forms of conformity appear increasingly to be widespread in the animal kingdom, whereas over-imitation appears a disposition universal in human cultures yet minimal or absent in non-human animals tested in similar contexts.
       
  • Cowbird cognition: Examinations of the mental skills of a brood parasite
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 January 2019Source: Advances in the Study of BehaviorAuthor(s): David J. White Modern research in animal cognition considers cognitive skills to be modular processes evolved in response to species' specific ecological demands. Female brown-headed cowbirds (Molothrus ater) like other brood parasites experience a distinct cognitive challenge borne of their breeding biology; they must locate and select viable nests for their offspring. Here I review the information processing capabilities female cowbirds display that afford them the ability to parasitize hosts effectively. I manipulate artificial host eggs in nests and measure female cowbirds' prospecting and laying patterns while they live and breed in large outdoor aviaries. These experiments have revealed that cowbirds track a variety of types of information acquired during prospecting that permits them to evaluate nests, time parasitism effectively, and to copy the nest selection decisions of other females. Recent work has extended these findings to examine individual differences in cognitive skills among female cowbirds, and how these skills generalize to different problem-solving tasks and contexts. The cowbird system serves as an effective system to investigate the mechanisms and function of cognition using an ecologically relevant task directly linked to fitness.
       
  • Chapter Six - The Functions of Female Calls in Birds
    • Abstract: Publication date: 2018Source: Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 50Author(s): Mathieu Amy, Pauline Salvin, Gérard Leboucher Birds’ vocalizations commonly are categorized in two types: songs and calls. Yet, the study of avian vocalizations is male-biased and most of research to date has focused on male song. Even though female song is of growing interest in recent years, studies on female-specific calls or female-typical calls are scattered and various hypotheses have been suggested about their functions. We here review the main hypotheses regarding the functions of female-specific or female-typical calls in birds, outline the main predictions arising from these hypotheses, and describe descriptive and experimental studies supporting them. Most hypotheses to explain female call function are not mutually exclusive; a single call may serve multiple functions at a given time or at different stages of the reproductive cycle. No hypothesis alone seems like it can explain the diversity of the female calls across species. This diversity in function of female calls probably results from a diversity of evolutionary pressures, beyond that of sexual selection alone. Of particular interest for future work will be experimental approaches on the breeder-need hypothesis, the self-stimulation hypothesis, and the species/mother recognition hypothesis. Our understanding of the functions of female calls will also be aided by attention to mechanisms underlying their utterance, with attention to topics such as neuroendocrine mechanisms, ontogenetic processes, the redundancy of calls with other signals, and variation in calls between and within individuals.
       
  • Chapter Five - Tooling
    • Abstract: Publication date: 2018Source: Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 50Author(s): Dorothy M. Fragaszy, Madhur Mangalam Animals (including humans) use objects to solve problems or accomplish goals in diverse ways. Sometimes while doing so they achieve a mechanical effect on a target object or surface with a grasped object. We call this class of behavior “tooling,” to signal a shift toward understanding this behavior by reference to action rather than by reference to an object (tool). We introduce a theory of tooling in keeping with ethology's integrative approach to behavior. The theory integrates three major intellectual approaches to movement: Gibsonian perception–action theory, spatial cognition, and movement science. The integration leads to a unified understanding of tooling in relation to organismic resources for perception and action, requirements for relating objects and surfaces in space, and constraints on movement. Our great hope is that this effort will bring tooling into ethology (i.e., will provide a means to understand tooling at the levels of mechanism, function, development, and evolution), thus placing tooling squarely within biology.
       
  • Chapter Four - Linking Sociality to Fitness in Primates: A Call for
           Mechanisms
    • Abstract: Publication date: 2018Source: Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 50Author(s): Julia Ostner, Oliver Schülke Within-group variation in sociality has been linked to correlates of fitness across vertebrates. Individuals that form strong social bonds with a few partners, or are well integrated into a larger social network, enjoy higher reproductive rates and survival. Less evidence is available on the mediating mechanism(s). Identifying the underlying socioecological mechanisms is crucial for enabling informed predictions about the specific aspect of sociality likely to be selected in a given environment. Here, we first (i) describe measures of within-group sociality, (ii) review existing evidence on the sociality–fitness link in mammals, focusing on studies on wild nonhuman primates, and (iii) discuss potential mechanisms mediating this link. We then (iv) explore these issues in more detail, drawing on our long-term study of wild Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis) at Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand, where we are working toward a comprehensive analysis of the fitness correlates of sociality and the underlying mechanisms that drive affiliative relationships. Using data from several study groups, combined with spatially explicit group-scan data, energy intake data, and genetic analyses of paternity, we show that female–female, female–male, and male–male relationships are similar in kind but may function in different ways. Thus, relationships that form within each sex and between the sexes need to be tackled separately before this knowledge is integrated into a broader general picture. We conclude by providing recommendations for future studies.
       
  • Chapter Three - Developmental Programming via Activation of the
           Hypothalamic–Pituitary–Adrenal Axis: A New Role for Acoustic Stimuli
           in Shaping Behavior'
    • Abstract: Publication date: 2018Source: Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 50Author(s): Karen A. Spencer, Jeroen Minderman It has become increasingly evident that the conditions experienced during the prenatal period can have fundamental effects on a range of phenotypic traits that can persist into later developmental and adulthood stages. Indeed, prenatal environments can influence many behavioral strategies adopted by animals in postnatal life. There has been a great debate over the adaptive significance of this phenomenon of “developmental programming”; whether this represents a maternal strategy to maximize offspring survival under matching later conditions, or the effects merely reflect constraints placed on physiological systems. In this review, we will highlight the importance of prenatal conditions in shaping behavior in later life history stages, with a particular focus on the role of acoustic stimuli and the role of endocrine systems (the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal [HPA] axis) in mediating sustained programmed effects. While there is a great body of literature investigating several developmental factors that can cause long-term phenotypic effects, much less attention has been paid to the effects of sounds experienced during this developmental stage. However, there is a growing interest in this area, particularly in oviparous organisms. While we take a comparative approach here, much of the evidence will focus on avian species, due to the literature available for this taxa and the utility of external embryonic development when studying the embryonic responses to external stimuli. We will also highlight the important role that acoustic stimuli during development can have on later behaviors, and show the potential links between sound detection and activation of the HPA axis. Finally, we propose a novel hypothesis that the acoustic environment during prenatal development may program the HPA axis in such a way as to create phenotypes that cope better in certain environments in later life, and that acoustic signals could be a way of altering trajectories already put in place by maternal effects acting on the egg.
       
  • Chapter Two - Olfaction in the Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata): What Is
           Known and Further Perspectives
    • Abstract: Publication date: 2018Source: Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 50Author(s): E. Tobias Krause, Hans-Joachim Bischof, Kathrin Engel, Sarah Golüke, Öncü Maraci, Uwe Mayer, Jan Sauer, Barbara A. Caspers We here review the role of olfaction in the Zebra Finch, a key avian model species. We summarize the use of olfaction in social communication and in nonsocial contexts; its impact in addition to other senses throughout life; and how olfaction is involved in kin recognition, mate choice, and inbreeding avoidance. Afterward we explore the mechanisms of the olfactory signal and potential ways of signal production. We review olfactory signal production in avian species, the influences from the genome, and potential impact of skin microbes on scent production. This is followed by a paragraph on the perception and processing of the olfactory signal, from olfactory receptor genes, the olfactory bulb to the neural pathways in the songbird brain. Finally, we summarize several methods to examine olfaction in Zebra Finches on both, the behavioral level as well as on the chemical structural level. Based on the reviewed contents, we provide an outlook to future directions of each of the research fields to gather a further understanding of the use and the function as well as of the underlying mechanisms of olfaction in the Zebra Finch.
       
  • Chapter One - On the Origins of Adaptive Behavioral Complexity:
           Developmental Channeling of Structural Trade-offs
    • Abstract: Publication date: 2018Source: Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 50Author(s): Renée A. Duckworth, Ahva L. Potticary, Alexander V. Badyaev Behavioral strategies combine an organism's genetic, physiological, and neurological systems into closely integrated complexes that nevertheless retain substantial environmental contingency in their expression. How does environmentally contingent and coordinated expression of behaviors evolve' While the fitness consequences of behavioral coexpression are often hypothesized to be the driving force behind the evolution of behavioral strategies, this assumes the components that comprise a strategy are ontogenetically independent. Here, we argue that because the components’ coexpression at a preceding developmental stage can delineate the range of subsequent behavioral associations, correlations among behaviors can arise through developmental linkages of behavioral components independently of their eventual fitness consequences. To distinguish this explanation from the conventional explanation of behavioral correlations arising through stabilizing selection, we need to know the mechanistic bases of behavioral associations. We propose that the basic components of behavioral strategies can arise from neural trade-offs early in development. We review evidence for this idea from recent work on the neuroanatomical basis of personality variation in humans and other animals and from studies of design principles of neural network formation. We show that some behavioral associations arise not because selection favors the association per se, but because energetic and space constraints of the brain channel developmental variation into repeatable pathways that produce predictable behavioral variation across taxa. We suggest that such developmental channeling of behavioral elements should greatly facilitate adaptive evolution in complex behavioral strategies and illustrate this with evolution of dispersal strategies.
       
 
 
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