male infertility, ecology
Coughing Seashells
Coughing Seashells
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 28, 2012
A type of scallop expels water and waste through a sort of cough that could reveal clues about water quality.
Beetles Warm BC Forests
Beetles Warm BC Forests
Sabrina Richards | Nov 27, 2012
Using satellite data, researchers calculate that mountain pine beetle infestations raise summertime temperatures in British Columbia’s pine forests by 1 degree Celsius.
Old New Species
Old New Species
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 20, 2012
Decades can pass between the discovery of a new animal or plant and its official debut in the scientific literature.
No Sex Required
No Sex Required
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 19, 2012
An all-female species, distantly related to flatworms, steals all of genetic material it needs to diversify its genome.
Little Fish in a Big Pond
Little Fish in a Big Pond
Ellen K. Pikitch | Nov 1, 2012
Continued overfishing of forage fish such as sardines and herring can result in devastating ecological and economic outcomes.
Microbial Awakening
Microbial Awakening
Hayley Dunning | Nov 1, 2012
Successive awakening of soil microbes drives a huge pulse of CO2 following the first rain after a dry summer.
The Birthday Conference
The Birthday Conference
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2012
Snapshots from an annual meeting that celebrates the birth of a prominent biologist
A Celebrated Symposium
A Celebrated Symposium
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2012
A conference, started 10 years ago partly as a disease ecologist’s birthday party, has become one of the most valued meetings in the field.
 
Opinion: Fishy Deaths
Opinion: Fishy Deaths
Steven Apfelbaum | Oct 29, 2012
Record fish die-offs in the Midwest call for a fresh look at how humans are disrupting the planet’s essential water cycle.
Natural-Born Doctors
Natural-Born Doctors
Sabrina Richards | Oct 23, 2012
Bees, sheep, and chimps are just a few of the animals known to self-medicate. Can they teach us about maintaining our own health?