Bees. Photo by wondermac.
- This week, at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense! I describe my latest work with Joshua trees.
- And, at The Molecular Ecologist: Thoughts about fieldwork, and the announcement of Molecular Ecology‘s first genome resources note.
- Gather ye bee-pollinated produce while ye may. Last year, colony collapse disorder took out up to half of the U.S. honeybee population.
- Pretty bad. How bad will tar sands oil be for the climate?
- Faster than a speeding cliff swallow. On the implications of rapid evolution for conservation.
- Evolution swings every which way. The natural history of human sexuality isn’t so much “tragically confused,” as wonderfully complex.
- It’s not worth the effort, apparently. Why haven’t plants and animals evolved sensitivity to radio waves?
- Slogan vs. biology: advantage, biology. Abortion does indeed stop a beating heart—if by “beating heart” you mean a pulsing tube of cells.
- “Nature being what it is, the badass crab struck hard.” How invasive European green crabs are helping restore wetlands on Cape Cod.
- Specifically, snakes. Teaching Medelian genetics with a case study more interesting than Mendel’s peas.