December CoverSubmitted by editor on 20 December 2016.Get the paper!
The photo on the December cover relates to the study "Immune gene variability influences roe deer natal dispersal" by Cecile Vapné and co-workers.
"The photo is taken by Olivier Villa. It shows a roe buck in a meadow. This roe buck seems particurlary healthy and in good condition. Our results suggest that dispersal propensity of roe deer juveniles increases with increasing immune gene heterozygosity for such high quality individuals, whereas it decreases with increasing heterozygosity for low quality individuals."