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The nervous systems of foraging and predatory animals may prompt them to move along a special kind of random path called a Lévy walk to find food efficiently when no clues are available.
Researchers struggle to incorporate ongoing evolutionary discoveries into an animal classification scheme older than Darwin.
For more than six decades, the influential biologist Edward O. Wilson has drawn connections between evolution, ecology and behavior, often sparking controversies inside and outside of science.
By reconstructing prehistoric food webs and analyzing the diverse interactions of humans with other species, the ecologist Jennifer Dunne is developing a new understanding of sustainability through network science.
Researchers hope that the genes of a glowing squid can illuminate how animals evolved organs for beneficial bacteria.
Elastic springs help tiny animals stay fast and strong. New work is finding what size critters must be to benefit from the springs.