This blog post is provided by Ilze Brila and tells the #StoryBehindthePaper for the paper “Idiosyncratic effects of coinfection on the association between systemic pathogens and the gut microbiota of a wild rodent, the bank vole (Myodes glareolus”, which was recently published in Journal of Animal Ecology. In their paper they explore how coinfection of pathogens impact the microbiota of bank voles. Bloga ierakstu angliski iespējams … Continue reading Systemic pathogens and coinfection associate with changes in the gut microbiota of bank voles
This blog post is provided by Tamika Lunn, Alison Peel, Hamish McCallum, Peggy Eby, Maureen Kessler, Raina Plowright and Olivier Restif, and tells the #StoryBehindThePaper for their article “Spatial dynamics of pathogen transmission in communally roosting species: impacts of changing habitats on bat-virus dynamics”, which was recently published in the Journal of Animal Ecology. A flying-fox hangs from a eucalypt branch, nodding in and out … Continue reading EFFECTS OF CHANGING HABITATS ON BAT-VIRUS DYNAMICS
Dr. Sarah Knutie led a study to explore whether a commonly-used herbicide affects the gut microbes of frogs and if the gut microbes could mediate the effect of the herbicide on infection risk by the amphibian chytrid fungus. She conducted the work as a Post-doctoral Researcher at the University of South Florida and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut. Here, she … Continue reading Frogs and Herbicides: A Gut Feeling
Animals move around. A lot. Migratory animals are widely assumed to play an important role in the long-distance dispersal of parasites and pathogens. But how does this affect the migratory animals themselves? PhD student Alice Risely, Deakin University, explains how infections might alter animal migration. Migratory animals spread pathogens. But how frequently? And how far? Is it super common for migratory birds to spread pathogens … Continue reading How does infection alter animal migration performance? It’s complicated.
Special Features (SFs) are collections of papers on a specific research theme. For example, here at Journal of Animal Ecology we have had recent SFs on movement ecology and metabolic currencies and constraints, as well as a cross-journal British Ecological Society SF on demography. Recently, the senior editors of JAE met to discuss the role of SFs in our journal and how we could shake things up a little. Continue reading “Special Special Features”