February 2017 cover

Beside us. A calf of critically endangered saiga antelope in a lateral position relative to its mother. Image by Andrey Giljov. Cover design by Allen Beattie.

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A left eye/right hemisphere advantage for mother-infant interactions was revealed in 11 mammal species. Lateralization was assessed based on the preferences in lateral position choice.

From 'Lateralization of mother-infant interactions in a wide range of mammal species.' Karenina et al., Nature Ecology & Evolution 1; 0030 (2017)

Patrick Goymer

Chief Editor, Nature Ecology & Evolution

Patrick joined Nature Publishing Group in 2005 as an Assistant Editor at Nature Reviews Genetics and Nature Reviews Cancer. In 2008 he moved to Nature, where he served as Senior Editor covering ecology and evolution, before becoming Chief Editor of Nature Ecology & Evolution in 2016. He has handled primary manuscripts and review articles across the entire breadth of ecology and evolution, as well as advising and writing for other sections of Nature. Patrick has a degree in genetics from the University of Cambridge, did his DPhil in experimental evolution at the University of Oxford, and did postdoctoral work on evolutionary and ecological genetics at University College London in association with Imperial College London at Silwood Park.