What were we up to in 2023? Select publications from ESB

Inter-group Publications

Two ESB PIs, Rose and Jonna, collaborated with others across the University of Helsinki on understanding resilience.

Understanding and applying biological resilience, from genes to ecosystems. 

Rose Thorogood, Ville Mustonen, Alexandre Aleixo, Pedro J. Aphalo, Fred O. Asiegbu, Mar Cabeza, Johannes Cairns, Ulrika Candolin, Pedro Cardoso, Jussi T. Eronen, Maria Hällfors, Iiris Hovatta, Aino Juslén, Andriy Kovalchuk, Jonna Kulmuni, Liisa Kuula, Raisa Mäkipää, Otso Ovaskainen, Anu-Katriina Pesonen, Craig R. Primmer, Marjo Saastamoinen, Alan H. Schulman, Leif Schulman, Giovanni Strona & Jarno Vanhatalo 



Research Group Publications

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Early-life effects & life-history evolution group: 

Landscape genetics across the Andes mountains: Environmental variation drives genetic divergence in the leaf-cutting ant Atta cephalotes. 

Vanessa Muñoz-Valencia, James Montoya-Lerma, Perttu Seppä, Fernando Diaz 



Information ecology & co-evolution group:

Native fauna interact differently with native and alien trees in a tropical megacity. 

Deshpande, P., Sharma, R., Lehikoinen, A. & Thorogood, R., Journal: Science of the Total Environment. 868, 9 p., 161683. 



The evolution and ecology of multiple antipredator defences.  

David W. Kikuchi, William L. Allen, Kevin Arbuckle, et al. (Katja H. Rönkä, Rose Thorogood). Journal: Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 



Low incidence of cannibalism among brood parasitic cuckoo catfish embryos.

Zimmerman, H., Tolman, D. & Reichard, M., Journal: Behavioral Ecology, Volume 34, Issue 4, Pages 521–527, 



Speciation and hybridization in ants:

Semipermeable species boundaries create opportunities for gene flow and adaptive potential.

I. Satokangas, P. Nouhaud, B. Seifert, P. Punttila, R. Schultz, M. M. Jones, J. Sirén, H. Helanterä, J. Kulmuni. Journal: Molecular Ecology 



On the fast track: hybrids adapt more rapidly than parental populations in a novel environment.

J Kulmuni, B Wiley, SP Otto. Journal: Evolution Letters 



Ecology and evolution of interactions:

Colour polymorphism associated with a gene duplication in male wood tiger moths.  

Melanie N. Brien, Anna Orteu, Eugenie C. Yen, Juan A. Galarza, Jimi Kirvesoja, Hannu Pakkanen, Kazumasa Wakamatsu, Chris D. Jiggins, Johanna Mappes. Journal: eLife 



Animal emotions and interactions:

Can we recognize emotions of tigers, monkeys and goats? 

Hiisivuori, L., Vitikainen, E. I. K. & Koski, S., 15 Jun 2023 (Poster). 


The social evolution of individual differences: Future directions for a comparative science of personality in social behavior 

Martin, J., Jaeggi, A. & Koski, S., Journal: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 144, 23 p. 



What drives horse success at following human-given cues? An investigation of handler familiarity and living conditions 

Océane Liehrmann, Camille Cosnard, Veera Riihonen, Alisa Viitanen, Emmi Alander, Plotine Jardat, Sonja E. Koski, Virpi Lummaa & Léa Lansade. Journal: Animal Cognition