Elephant-shrew Pollinators?

Cape rock elephant-shrews, Elephantulus edwardii, are endemic South African small mammals belonging to the order Macroscelidea (Figure 1). Their common name refers to their long, slender and highly mobile nose, which resemble the trunk of Read More...

Saiga Bottlenecks

Saiga antelope are strange looking creatures (Figure 1). They originally ranged over vast areas of the Eurasian steppes, from France to Mongolia. During the Pleistocene, they even migrated into North America. Today, however Read More...

Sex is Costly for Males too

It is axiomatic that females invest heavily in each gamete (ova), producing few of them relative to males. Males, on the other hand, invest little in each sperm cell and therefore produce Read More...

Climate Change Makes Marmots Fat and Fit

Environmental change, including global warming, is altering the ecology and behavior of mammal species. For example, red squirrels in the Yukon are breeding 18 days earlier than they did only ten years ago (Reale et al., 2010). Likewise, climate change altered hibernation behavior in yellow-bellied marmots Read More...