Jens Herberholz and his students at the University of Maryland, USA, have found that sociable crayfish get drunk more easily than loners, suggesting that isolated humans may drink more heavily because they are less sensitive to alcohol than gregarious individuals. Read the article here.
To learn more about the effect of increased levels of dissolved CO2 on chemosensory sensitivity in coral reef fish, Josefin Sundin was awarded a JEB Travelling Fellowship to visit Timothy Clark’s lab at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS). Read more on her story here.
Where could your research take you? Join Josefin and the 28 early career scientists who were awarded Travelling Fellowships from JEB in 2016. Apply now!
This special issue is dedicated to our growing understanding of the evolution of social behaviour in species ranging from microbes to higher vertebrates, and explores the sophisticated social interactions that can emerge from relatively simple individual interactions throughout all taxa. All articles in this issue are free to access online.
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