Matt, in collaboration with Kate Umbers (who drove the whole thing and showed patience beyond the call of duty) and behavioural ecology megamind Hanna Kokko (who did all the clever stuff in the paper), has just had accepted (well, pending a few final editorial tinkerings) a paper on the strategies that should be employed by female moths when they employ pheromone signalling to attract males. If you want to know why (and indeed whether) females increase the effort they put into pheromone signalling as they age (and whether that behaviour has a cost) then this is the paper for you. After much too-ing and fro-ing, you will be able to read this great combination of theoretical modelling and empirical analysis in the coming months in American Naturalist. To read more about the paper, and the collaboration, click HERE

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