Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences

(The TQCC of Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences is 10. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
Crop production in the USA is frequently limited by a lack of pollinators180
Key questions for modelling COVID-19 exit strategies89
Native biodiversity collapse in the eastern Mediterranean79
Do novel insecticides pose a threat to beneficial insects?75
Microplastics negatively affect soil fauna but stimulate microbial activity: insights from a field-based microplastic addition experiment75
What would it take to describe the global diversity of parasites?74
When everything changes at once: finding a new normal after genome duplication73
Towards a taxonomically unbiased European Union biodiversity strategy for 203072
A deepening understanding of animal culture suggests lessons for conservation65
Perspective on musculoskeletal modelling and predictive simulations of human movement to assess the neuromechanics of gait62
Genome size evolution: towards new model systems for old questions61
Long-term shifts in the colony size structure of coral populations along the Great Barrier Reef60
Trait-based approaches to global change ecology: moving from description to prediction58
Navigating cross-cultural research: methodological and ethical considerations57
Transient receptor potential channels: current perspectives on evolution, structure, function and nomenclature56
Body shape diversification along the benthic–pelagic axis in marine fishes56
Sex differences in moral judgements across 67 countries51
Pace and stability of embryonic development affect telomere dynamics: an experimental study in a precocial bird model51
Maximum CO2diffusion inside leaves is limited by the scaling of cell size and genome size51
Symbionts shape host innate immunity in honeybees50
Pesticide and resource stressors additively impair wild bee reproduction49
Reduced thermal tolerance of massive coral species in a highly variable environment47
A global analysis of cultural tightness in non-industrial societies47
The Archean origin of oxygenic photosynthesis and extant cyanobacterial lineages47
Predicting the zoonotic capacity of mammals to transmit SARS-CoV-246
Fossils improve phylogenetic analyses of morphological characters46
Network ecology in dynamic landscapes46
The critical role of mental imagery in human emotion: insights from fear-based imagery and aphantasia46
The phantom chorus: birdsong boosts human well-being in protected areas45
Wild insect diversity increases inter-annual stability in global crop pollinator communities44
Emerging infectious disease and the challenges of social distancing in human and non-human animals43
A biologist's guide to model selection and causal inference43
Rapid behavioural response of urban birds to COVID-19 lockdown43
Environmental DNA provides quantitative estimates of Pacific hake abundance and distribution in the open ocean42
Limited plasticity in thermally tolerant ectotherm populations: evidence for a trade-off42
Tropical bats counter heat by combining torpor with adaptive hyperthermia42
Temporal niche partitioning as a novel mechanism promoting co-existence of sympatric predators in marine systems42
The extensibility of the plantar fascia influences the windlass mechanism during human running39
Census of heat tolerance among Florida's threatened staghorn corals finds resilient individuals throughout existing nursery populations39
Overcoming racism in the twin spheres of conservation science and practice38
‘Inert’ ingredients are understudied, potentially dangerous to bees and deserve more research attention38
Plants in the UK flower a month earlier under recent warming37
Species richness promotes ecosystem carbon storage: evidence from biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiments37
Bumblebees moving up: shifts in elevation ranges in the Pyrenees over 115 years36
Eye size and investment in frogs and toads correlate with adult habitat, activity pattern and breeding ecology36
Why don't we share data and code? Perceived barriers and benefits to public archiving practices36
Accumulation curves of environmental DNA sequences predict coastal fish diversity in the coral triangle35
Stress in the city: meta-analysis indicates no overall evidence for stress in urban vertebrates34
Trophic consequences of terrestrial eutrophication for a threatened ungulate34
Psychoactive pollution suppresses individual differences in fish behaviour34
Ecological opportunity and the rise and fall of crocodylomorph evolutionary innovation34
Influenza A viruses remain infectious for more than seven months in northern wetlands of North America34
Long-term gene–culture coevolution and the human evolutionary transition33
Transmission efficiency drives host–microbe associations33
Bird wings act as a suspension system that rejects gusts33
Reproduction under light pollution: maladaptive response to spatial variation in artificial light in a glow-worm33
Poorly differentiated XX/XY sex chromosomes are widely shared across skink radiation33
High temperatures drive offspring mortality in a cooperatively breeding bird32
Introduction of probiotic bacterial consortia promotes plant growth via impacts on the resident rhizosphere microbiome32
Cuttlefish exert self-control in a delay of gratification task32
Genotype by environment interactions in coral bleaching32
Individual variability and versatility in an eco-evolutionary model of avian migration31
Captive-bred Atlantic salmon released into the wild have fewer offspring than wild-bred fish and decrease population productivity31
Senescence: why and where selection gradients might not decline with age31
Social network architecture and the tempo of cumulative cultural evolution31
Environmental DNA metabarcoding reveals and unpacks a biodiversity conservation paradox in Mediterranean marine reserves31
Elevated temperature increases genome-wide selection on de novo mutations31
The diversity of maternal-age effects upon pre-adult survival across animal species31
Whose trait is it anyways? Coevolution of joint phenotypes and genetic architecture in mutualisms30
Species traits elucidate crop pest response to landscape composition: a global analysis30
Species-specific but not phylosymbiotic gut microbiomes of New Guinean passerine birds are shaped by diet and flight-associated gut modifications30
Interaction capacity as a potential driver of community diversity30
Nutrients and warming interact to force mountain lakes into unprecedented ecological states30
Biomechanical analyses of Cambrian euarthropod limbs reveal their effectiveness in mastication and durophagy30
Positive selection and gene duplications in tumour suppressor genes reveal clues about how cetaceans resist cancer30
Late Holocene spread of pastoralism coincides with endemic megafaunal extinction on Madagascar29
Global change in the functional diversity of marine fisheries exploitation over the past 65 years29
Reversible plasticity in brain size, behaviour and physiology characterizes caste transitions in a socially flexible ant (Harpegnathos saltator)29
Extensive hybridization reveals multiple coloration genes underlying a complex plumage phenotype29
Extensive polyploid clonality was a successful strategy for seagrass to expand into a newly submerged environment29
Genetic growth potential, rather than phenotypic size, predicts migration phenotype in Atlantic salmon28
Broadening the ecology of fear: non-lethal effects arise from diverse responses to predation and parasitism28
Tropical mammal functional diversity increases with productivity but decreases with anthropogenic disturbance28
First Atlantic satellite tracks of ‘lost years’ green turtles support the importance of the Sargasso Sea as a sea turtle nursery28
The effects of ants on pest control: a meta-analysis28
Disease-driven mass mortality event leads to widespread extirpation and variable recovery potential of a marine predator across the eastern Pacific28
Microplastic exposure interacts with habitat degradation to affect behaviour and survival of juvenile fish in the field28
Thermal niches of specialized gut symbionts: the case of social bees28
Testosterone regulates CYP2J19 -linked carotenoid signal expression in male red-backed fairywrens ( Malurus melanocephalus )27
Loss of vocal culture and fitness costs in a critically endangered songbird27
Feeding, hunger, satiety and serotonin in invertebrates27
Scaling up biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships: the role of environmental heterogeneity in space and time27
Pollen feeding inHeliconiusbutterflies: the singular evolution of an adaptive suite27
Morphological convergence obscures functional diversity in sabre-toothed carnivores27
A gene's-eye view of sexual antagonism27
Harsh environments promote alloparental care across human societies27
Beat gestures influence which speech sounds you hear27
New Caledonian crows plan for specific future tool use26
Endosymbiotic Rickettsiella causes cytoplasmic incompatibility in a spider host26
How do habitat amount and habitat fragmentation drive time-delayed responses of biodiversity to land-use change?26
Does conspicuousness scale linearly with colour distance? A test using reef fish26
Longer telomeres during early life predict higher lifetime reproductive success in females but not males26
Noise distracts foraging bats26
Madagascan highlands: originally woodland and forest containing endemic grasses, not grazing-adapted grassland26
Speed and strength of an epidemic intervention26
Kinship dynamics: patterns and consequences of changes in local relatedness26
Osteohistological analyses reveal diverse strategies of theropod dinosaur body-size evolution25
The interplay of wind and uplift facilitates over-water flight in facultative soaring birds25
Influence of water content on mechanical behaviour of gastropod taenioglossan radulae25
Riddles in the cold: Antarctic endemism and microbial succession impact methane cycling in the Southern Ocean25
The direct and indirect effects of environmental toxicants on the health of bumblebees and their microbiomes25
Mutation bias can shape adaptation in large asexual populations experiencing clonal interference25
A multi-faceted comparative perspective on elevational beta-diversity: the patterns and their causes25
Cyclically producing the same average muscle-tendon force with a smaller duty increases metabolic rate25
Extinction of herbivorous dinosaurs linked to Early Jurassic global warming event25
The increasing diversity and complexity of the RNA-binding protein repertoire in plants25
Functional constraints during development limit jaw shape evolution in marsupials24
Enthalpy efficiency of the soleus muscle contributes to improvements in running economy24
Higher temperatures lower rates of physiological and niche evolution24
A comparison of dominance rank metrics reveals multiple competitive landscapes in an animal society24
Aerial photogrammetry and tag-derived tissue density reveal patterns of lipid-store body condition of humpback whales on their feeding grounds24
Forest stratification shapes allometry and flight morphology of tropical butterflies24
Multiyear social stability and social information use in reef sharks with diel fission–fusion dynamics24
Fluctuating selection and global change: a synthesis and review on disentangling the roles of climate amplitude, predictability and novelty24
Unexpected cryptic species among streptophyte algae most distant to land plants24
A triple threat: high population density, high foraging intensity and flexible habitat preferences explain high impact of feral cats on prey24
DNA metabarcoding reveals trophic niche diversity of micro and mesozooplankton species24
Specialized terminology reduces the number of citations of scientific papers24
Environmental DNA from multiple pathogens is elevated near active Atlantic salmon farms24
Sociability increases survival of adult female giraffes23
Sedimentation and overfishing drive changes in early succession and coral recruitment23
First monk seal from the Southern Hemisphere rewrites the evolutionary history of true seals23
Allometric analysis of brain cell number in Hymenoptera suggests ant brains diverge from general trends23
Age and sex influence social interactions, but not associations, within a killer whale pod23
Variable metabolic scaling breaks the law: from ‘Newtonian’ to ‘Darwinian’ approaches23
Long-term exposure to artificial light at night in the wild decreases survival and growth of a coral reef fish23
Florivory of Early Cretaceous flowers by functionally diverse insects: implications for early angiosperm pollination23
Population genomic, climatic and anthropogenic evidence suggest the role of human forces in endangerment of green peafowl ( Pavo muticus )23
The costs and benefits of paternal care in fish: a meta-analysis23
Coming together—symbiont acquisition and early development in deep-sea bathymodioline mussels23
Wild epigenetics: insights from epigenetic studies on natural populations23
Drought-driven wildfire impacts on structure and dynamics in a wet Central Amazonian forest23
The under-investigated wild side ofEscherichia coli: genetic diversity, pathogenicity and antimicrobial resistance in wild animals23
Climate change and lithium mining influence flamingo abundance in the Lithium Triangle23
Self-clearance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection: implications for lifetime risk and population at-risk of tuberculosis disease22
Seeing the forest for the trees—and the grasses: revisiting the evidence for grazer-maintained grasslands in Madagascar's Central Highlands22
Octopamine and dopamine mediate waggle dance following and information use in honeybees22
Selective extinction against redundant species buffers functional diversity22
The ghost of disturbance past: long-term effects of pulse disturbances on community biomass and composition22
Polygenic basis for adaptive morphological variation in a threatened Aotearoa | New Zealand bird, the hihi ( Notiomystis cincta )22
How to escape from insect egg parasitoids: a review of potential factors explaining parasitoid absence across the Insecta22
Life-history traits and habitat availability shape genomic diversity in birds: implications for conservation21
Wind plays a major but not exclusive role in the prevalence of insect flight loss on remote islands21
Insect-host control of obligate, intracellular symbiont density21
Climate warming changes synchrony of plants and pollinators21
Restricted dispersal in a sea of gene flow21
Environmental DNA metabarcoding reveals winners and losers of global change in coastal waters21
Managed honeybees decrease pollination limitation in self-compatible but not in self-incompatible crops21
Genomic analysis of distinct bleaching tolerances among cryptic coral species21
The effect of optic flow cues on honeybee flight control in wind21
Age influences the thermal suitability of Plasmodium falciparum transmission in the Asian malaria vector Anopheles stephensi21
Contrasted histories of organelle and nuclear genomes underlying physiological diversification in a grass species21
Plant guttation provides nutrient-rich food for insects21
Sex determination systems as the interface between male-killing bacteria and their hosts21
The evolution of virulence inPseudomonas aeruginosaduring chronic wound infection21
Contrasting effects of human settlement on the interaction among sympatric apex carnivores21
Managing fisheries in a world with more sea turtles21
Whole-organism responses to constant temperatures do not predict responses to variable temperatures in the ecosystem engineer Mytilus trossulus21
What's my age again? On the ambiguity of histology-based skeletochronology20
Target-capture phylogenomics provide insights on gene and species tree discordances in Old World treefrogs (Anura: Rhacophoridae)20
Marine heatwave challenges solutions to human–wildlife conflict20
More than words: word predictability, prosody, gesture and mouth movements in natural language comprehension20
Functional genetic diversity in an exploited marine species and its relevance to fisheries management20
Traffic noise inhibits cognitive performance in a songbird20
Natural disturbance impacts on trade-offs and co-benefits of forest biodiversity and carbon20
Differences in Quaternary co-divergence reveals community-wide diversification in the mountains of southwest China varied among species20
Repeated loss of variation in insect ovary morphology highlights the role of development in life-history evolution20
Overcoming a ‘forbidden phenotype’: the parrot's head supports, propels and powers tripedal locomotion20
A shared mechanism for facial expression in human faces and face pareidolia20
Hard to catch: experimental evidence supports evasive mimicry20
Warming indirectly increases invasion success in food webs20
Isochrony and rhythmic interaction in ape duetting20
Modelling homing suppression gene drive in haplodiploid organisms20
Pollen grain size associated with pollinator feeding strategy20
Emerging themes in Population Consequences of Disturbance models19
Racing against change: understanding dispersal and persistence to improve species' conservation prospects19
Experimental cross species transmission of a major viral pathogen in bees is predominantly from honeybees to bumblebees19
Speciation in the deep: genomics and morphology reveal a new species of beaked whaleMesoplodon eueu19
Human biases limit cumulative innovation19
The multinomial index: a robust measure of reproductive skew19
The biophysical basis of thermal tolerance in fish eggs19
Food talk: 40-Hz fin whale calls are associated with prey biomass19
Contrasting size and fate of juvenile crown-of-thorns starfish linked to ontogenetic diet shifts19
Cellular bicarbonate accumulation and vesicular proton transport promote calcification in the sea urchin larva19
Parallel evolution ofVarroaresistance in honey bees: a common mechanism across continents?19
Calibrating phylogenies assuming bifurcation or budding alters inferred macroevolutionary dynamics in a densely sampled phylogeny of bivalve families19
Avian behaviour changes in response to human activity during the COVID-19 lockdown in the United Kingdom19
An early dog from southeast Alaska supports a coastal route for the first dog migration into the Americas19
Within-population variability in coral heat tolerance indicates climate adaptation potential19
Determinate growth is predominant and likely ancestral in squamate reptiles19
Comparing measures of social complexity: larger mountain gorilla groups do not have a greater diversity of relationships19
Humans trade off whole-body energy cost to avoid overburdening muscles while walking19
The roles of T cell competition and stochastic extinction events in chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy19
Increased functional diversity warns of ecological transition in the Arctic19
Variation in the strength of allometry drives rates of evolution in primate brain shape18
Intensive human contact correlates with smaller brains: differential brain size reduction in cattle types18
Early-life behaviour predicts first-year survival in a long-distance avian migrant18
Large mesopelagic fish biomass in the Southern Ocean resolved by acoustic properties18
Information overload for (bounded) rational agents18
Perfect mimicry between Heliconius butterflies is constrained by genetics and development18
The sensory basis of schooling by intermittent swimming in the rummy-nose tetra (Hemigrammus rhodostomus)18
Dispersal ability and its consequences for population genetic differentiation and diversification18
Evolution of flexible biting in hyperdiverse parasitoid wasps18
Oscillators and servomechanisms in orientation and navigation, and sometimes in cognition18
Is the X chromosome a hot spot for sexually antagonistic polymorphisms? Biases in current empirical tests of classical theory18
Plicidentine and the repeated origins of snake venom fangs18
Using the Goldilocks Principle to model coral ecosystem engineering18
Seasonal regulation of behaviour: what role do hormone receptors play?18
Host–microbiota–insect interactions drive emergent virulence in a complex tree disease18
Landscape features predict the current and forecast the future geographic spread of Lyme disease18
Supplemented nutrition decreases helminth burden and increases drug efficacy in a natural host–helminth system18
Ecological impacts of water-based recreational activities on freshwater ecosystems: a global meta-analysis18
Growth acceleration results in faster telomere shortening later in life18
Deep-diving beaked whales dive together but forage apart18
The problem of mediocre generalists: population genetics and eco-evolutionary perspectives on host breadth evolution in pathogens18
Global tropical reef fish richness could decline by around half if corals are lost18
Sex differences in human mate preferences vary across sex ratios18
A fast pace-of-life is traded off against a high thermal performance18
Cross-ocean patterns and processes in fish biodiversity on coral reefs through the lens of eDNA metabarcoding18
Body size and food–web interactions mediate species range shifts under warming17
Among-individual and within-individual variation in seasonal migration covaries with subsequent reproductive success in a partially migratory bird17
Application of ecological and evolutionary theory to microbiome community dynamics across systems17
Production of mobile invertebrate communities on shallow reefs from temperate to tropical seas17
A bird's-eye view on turbulence: seabird foraging associations with evolving surface flow features17
Cretophengodidae, a new Cretaceous beetle family, sheds light on the evolution of bioluminescence17
Autocrine and paracrine interferon signalling as ‘ring vaccination’ and ‘contact tracing’ strategies to suppress virus infection in a host17
Nutrient conditions are primary drivers of bacterial capsule maintenance in Klebsiella17
Evolutionary history of quadrupedal walking gaits shows mammalian release from locomotor constraint17
Male-like female morphs in hummingbirds: the evolution of a widespread sex-limited plumage polymorphism17
Phenomenon of music-induced opening of the blood-brain barrier in healthy mice17
The stagnation paradox: the ever-improving but (more or less) stationary population fitness17
Artificial shorelines lack natural structural complexity across scales17
Quantifying pyrodiversity and its drivers17
Ancient crested penguin constrains timing of recruitment into seabird hotspot17
Emotion in animal contests17
Self-organization of river vegetation leads to emergent buffering of river flows and water levels17
Visual cues of predation risk outweigh acoustic cues: a field experiment in black-capped chickadees17
Adaptations to light contribute to the ecological niches and evolution of the terrestrial avifauna17
Above- and below-ground effects of an ecosystem engineer ant in Mediterranean dry grasslands17
The timing and asymmetry of plant–pathogen–insect interactions17