This week’s paper of the week describes Mike Majerus’ last experiments on predation as an agent of natural selection in the peppered moth. It is terrific to see this work published, both in terms of the scepticism that had arisen over the causes of the changes in frequencies of the melanic morph, and as a lasting memorial of Mike. That the data were collected at his home, where many a convivial evening was had, is just wonderful. Thanks to all the authors.
Cook et al (2012) Selective bird predation on the peppered moth: the last experiment of Michael Majerus Biology Letters 8: 609-612