The Science of Nature (2018) 105: 21 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00114-018-1549-x EDITORIAL Sven Thatje Received: 19 February 2018 /Accepted: 28 February 2018 /Published online: 14 March 2018 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 This year’s recipient of the Arnold Berliner Award (Thatje characteristics of ancestral endotherms were subject to natural 2013) is Dr. Jan Werner (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, selection and resulted in many adaptations linked to endother- Mainz, Germany, Fig. 1), in recognition of his research article my in today’s birds and mammals. The authors make it very on the evolution of endothermy in amniotes published in The clear that this model does not resolve all the issues surround- Science of Nature in 2017 (Werner and Griebeler 2017). ing the evolution of endothermy. The findings, however, will Published as a BConcept & Synthesis^ article, this work looks most likely stimulate new evolutionary, developmental and at a fundamental problem in vertebrate evolution: the origins physiological research on this fascinating scientific problem. of endothermy. BConcepts & Synthesis^ articles in The Science of Nature Endothermy and its evolution in the amniotes, which de- present evidence-supported theoretical work that synthesise a scribe a clade of vertebrates comprising the reptiles, birds, and research area and provide
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