Today saw the publication of the first paper from Lori’s thesis (yay). The paper, published in the Auk, focuses attention on the variation in the number of sperm trapped in the perivitelline layer of the membrane of the egg. The paper is supported by a Blog post written by Lori.
Peri’s second paper was published today in Molecular Ecology. It was a follow up to her first paper which attracted useful discussion by Anders Forsman (Lund, Sweden). The new paper clarifies our thoughts on why polymorphic species might be vulnerable because of the negative interactions between different morphs. Conceptually it builds from our work on the Gouldian finch and long-tailed finch.
The paper can be found here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.13632/abstract?campaign=wolearlyview