Introducing the Fiddler Crab Paper of the Month

This endeavor will be similar to my Fiddler Crab of the Week series, except less often and without the random component. The goal will be to try to highlight one fiddler crab research study every month. Around the start of each month I will look at all of the papers about fiddlers published in the previous month (more or less…I’ll also include older papers I happened to only discover in the previous month) and choose one to discuss. The basic rules about choosing a paper will be:

  1. One or more fiddler crab species have to play a prominent role in the paper, preferably as the focus, but optionally as a major component of the study.
  2. Any sort of publication is eligible: journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, theses, etc.
  3. I need to be able to get a hold of a copy of theĀ publication to discuss it.
  4. My own publications are ineligible (since I’ll likely discuss and/or highlight them on the blog anyway).

If nothing meets the criteria from those published and/or discovered in the previous month, I may just choose an older publication that I find interesting. I will also tentatively try to avoid repeating papers by the same author(s) if they happen to be particularly productive (over a reasonable time span), and will also try to choose papers on a wide variety of topics rather than sticking to one particular subarea of research.

Nothing precludes me from highlighting multiple papers in a single month if the mood (and time) strikes me, but the goal will be to get to at least one. The precise publication schedule is not fixed, but my aim will be to post within the first week of the month. Keep an eye out for the first of these in the next week or so.