disease vectors, ecology
Rock Snot Explained
Rock Snot Explained
Bob Grant | May 8, 2014
An increasingly common algal growth, found in rivers the world over, is caused by changing environmental conditions, not accidental introductions.
Finch-Powered Fumigation
Finch-Powered Fumigation
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 7, 2014
Darwin’s finches use pesticide-treated cotton to line their nests and unwittingly protect themselves against parasitic fly larvae.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2014
Madness and Memory, Promoting the Planck Club, The Carnivore Way, and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons
Where the Wild Things Were
Where the Wild Things Were
Daniel Cossins | May 1, 2014
Conservationists are reintroducing large animals to areas they once roamed, providing ecologists with the chance to assess whether such “rewilding” efforts can restore lost ecosystems.
A Wilder Europe
A Wilder Europe
Daniel Cossins | May 1, 2014
An organization hopes to restore natural ecological processes by reintroducing large herbivores to the continent.
Something Is Killing Asian Carp
Something Is Killing Asian Carp
Kerry Grens | Apr 29, 2014
Half a million invasive silver carp are dead in a Kentucky river, and nobody knows why.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2014
Cancer Virus, A Window on Eternity, Murderous Minds, and The Extreme Life of the Sea
Python Auto-Pilot
Python Auto-Pilot
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 21, 2014
Invasive snakes in Florida show evidence of a compass sense they use to navigate back to home territory.
Old-School Fish Guides
Old-School Fish Guides
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 18, 2014
Experienced fish may be critical for keeping migrating populations on track, a study finds.
Ancient Moss Reincarnated
Ancient Moss Reincarnated
Jef Akst | Mar 18, 2014
Antarctic moss beds that have been frozen for more than 1,500 years yield plants that can be brought back to life in the lab.