Some recent studies on cooperation

Brood Parasitism and the Evolution of Cooperative Breeding in Birds (Science) Brood parasites (like cuckoos) do best when they lay eggs in the nests of cooperative breeders. But cooperative breeders are better at rejecting brood parasites, because having more eyes and ears at the nest also helps keep out brood parasites. Evolutionary routes to non-kin … Continue reading Some recent studies on cooperation

More on vampire bat control and rabies

Previously, Daniel Streicker and colleagues argued that vampire bat control methods (targeted poisoning) might actually increase rabies rates in vampire bats. I wrote about that here. The team has since published a new model to examine hypotheses regarding why culling vampire bats does not reduce, and worse may even increase, rabies rates in vampire bats. … Continue reading More on vampire bat control and rabies