Monthly Archives: July 2013

Movement: A fundamental function of life on earth


A new open access journal, Movement Ecology, has launched today with BioMed Central. The journal will publish articles across all taxa and relating to any movement phenomena addressing important research questions on the patterns, mechanisms, causes and consequences of organismal movement. Movement is a fundamental function shared by all living organisms, although how, where, why… Read more »


Supersense- it’s a snap for crocs!

Crocodylus niloticus (Nile crocodile)

The ancestral crocodylian evolved multiple, multisensory micro-organs located on their skin which can detect chemical, thermal, and mechanical changes in their environment finds new research published in EvoDevo today. This helps to explain how crocodylians were able to evolve their highly armoured skin whilst retaining sensory capabilities required for survival in the numerous environments in… Read more »