Biology Letters

(The TQCC of Biology Letters is 15. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-09-01 to 2023-09-01.)
The sex with the reduced sex chromosome dies earlier: a comparison across the tree of life71
The effects of anthropogenic noise on animals: a meta-analysis57
Plastics everywhere: first evidence of polystyrene fragments inside the common Antarctic collembolan Cryptopygus antarcticus52
Disparities in the analysis of morphological disparity46
Nocturnal pollinators strongly contribute to pollen transport of wild flowers in an agricultural landscape37
A paraphyletic ‘Silesauridae' as an alternative hypothesis for the initial radiation of ornithischian dinosaurs35
Always a price to pay: hibernation at low temperatures comes with a trade-off between energy savings and telomere damage35
Otolith chemistry indicates recent worsened Baltic cod condition is linked to hypoxia exposure35
Salinity tolerance and geographical origin predict global alien amphipod invasions35
Escaping the evolutionary trap? Sex chromosome turnover in basilisks and related lizards (Corytophanidae: Squamata)34
Structural colours reflect individual quality: a meta-analysis34
Plastic but repeatable: rapid adjustments of mitochondrial function and density during reproduction in a wild bird species33
The hidden army: corallivorous crown-of-thorns seastars can spend years as herbivorous juveniles32
Does urbanization favour exotic bee species? Implications for the conservation of native bees in cities32
Honeybee microbiome is stabilized in the presence of propolis32
Microplastics disrupt hermit crab shell selection32
Extreme and variable torpor among high-elevation Andean hummingbird species29
Temporal and spatial limitations in global surveillance for bat filoviruses and henipaviruses29
Whole-genome analysis across 10 songbird families within Sylvioidea reveals a novel autosome–sex chromosome fusion29
A review of clothing microbiology: the history of clothing and the role of microbes in textiles27
Complete loss of the MHC II pathway in an anglerfish, Lophius piscatorius27
Cuttlefish show flexible and future-dependent foraging cognition26
Parasite-induced plasticity in host social behaviour depends on sex and susceptibility26
How well do revegetation plantings capture genetic diversity?24
Predator type influences the frequency of functional responses to prey in marine habitats24
Early warning signals of malaria resurgence in Kericho, Kenya23
The dynamics underlying avian extinction trajectories forecast a wave of extinctions23
Egg incubation temperature does not influence adult heat tolerance in the lizard Anolis sagrei23
Predation risks of signalling and searching: bats prefer moving katydids23
Climate warming and trophic mismatches in terrestrial ecosystems: the green–brown imbalance hypothesis22
Examining the mechanisms underlying the acquisition of animal tool behaviour22
Field-realistic antidepressant exposure disrupts group foraging dynamics in mosquitofish21
Do penguins’ vocal sequences conform to linguistic laws?21
Blocking mu-opioid receptors inhibits social bonding in rituals21
Breeders are less active foragers than non-breeders in wild Damaraland mole-rats20
A poor substitute for the real thing: captive-reared monarch butterflies are weaker, paler and have less elongated wings than wild migrants20
Host heterogeneity mitigates virulence evolution20
Reactivity, fate and functional roles of dissolved organic matter in anoxic inland waters20
Canine sense of quantity: evidence for numerical ratio-dependent activation in parietotemporal cortex19
Partitioning colony size variation into growth and partial mortality19
Urbanization without isolation: the absence of genetic structure among cities and forests in the tiny acorn ant Temnothorax nylanderi19
Endocrine regulation of egg rejection in an avian brood parasite host19
Cardiac metabolomic profile of the naked mole-rat—glycogen to the rescue18
Temporal isolation between sympatric host plants cascades across multiple trophic levels of host-associated insects18
The endangered Spitsbergen bowhead whales' secrets revealed after hundreds of years in hiding18
Unhatched eggs represent the invisible fraction in two wild bird populations18
Bark water vapour conductance is associated with drought performance in tropical trees18
Assessing the affective component of pain, and the efficacy of pain control, using conditioned place aversion in calves18
The nuclear envelope: LINCing tissue mechanics to genome regulation in cardiac and skeletal muscle18
Unconditional care from close maternal kin in the face of parasites18
Genetic evidence of widespread variation in ethanol metabolism among mammals: revisiting the ‘myth' of natural intoxication18
Sucking or lapping: facultative feeding mechanisms in honeybees (Apis mellifera)18
Rapid induction of the heat hardening response in an Arctic insect18
Genetic convergence of industrial melanism in three geometrid moths17
Small within the largest: brain size and anatomy of the extinct Neoepiblema acreensis , a giant rodent from the Neotropics17
Temperature and predator cues interactively affect ontogenetic metabolic scaling of aquatic amphipods17
Teenage dogs? Evidence for adolescent-phase conflict behaviour and an association between attachment to humans and pubertal timing in the domestic dog17
The longer the better: evidence that narwhal tusks are sexually selected17
Acoustic allometry and vocal learning in mammals17
Expression levels of the tetratricopeptide repeat protein gene ttc39b covary with carotenoid-based skin colour in cichlid fish17
Inference in road ecology research: what we know versus what we think we know16
Complex factors shape phenotypic variation in deep-sea limpets16
Pythons in the Eocene of Europe reveal a much older divergence of the group in sympatry with boas16
A review of research in primate sanctuaries16
Fracture mechanics, enamel thickness and the evolution of molar form in hominins16
Octopamine increases individual and collective foraging in a neotropical stingless bee16
Vocal production learning in the pale spear-nosed bat, Phyllostomus discolor16
Collective decision-making appears more egalitarian in populations where group fission costs are higher16
The past, present and future of cleaner fish cognitive performance as a function of CO 2 levels15
Age of first infection across a range of parasite taxa in a wild mammalian population15
Complete genomes of two extinct New Zealand passerines show responses to climate fluctuations but no evidence for genomic erosion prior to extinction15
Chimpanzee lip-smacks confirm primate continuity for speech-rhythm evolution15
Evidence for individual discrimination and numerical assessment in collective antipredator behaviour in wild jackdaws ( Corvus monedula )15
No, you go first: phenotype and social context affect house sparrow neophobia15
Experimental translocations to low predation lead to non-parallel increases in relative brain size15
How socio-ecological factors influence the differentiation of social relationships: an integrated conceptual framework15