BioScience

Natural history must reclaim its place

Support in developed countries for natural history—the study of the fundamental nature of organisms and how and where they live and interact with their environment—appears to be in steep decline. Yet natural history provides ...

dateMar 26, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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'Oddball science' has proven worth, say biologists

Scoffing at or cutting funds for basic biological research on unusual animal adaptations from Gila monster venom to snail sex, though politically appealing to some, is short-sighted and only makes it more likely that important ...

dateFeb 27, 2014 in Evolution
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No magic bullet for coffee rust eradication

Spraying fungicide to kill coffee rust disease, which has ravaged Latin American plantations since late 2012, is an approach that is "doomed to failure," according to University of Michigan ecologists.

dateJan 22, 2014 in Ecology
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Alaskan caribou and ptarmigan migrations recorded

In the February issue of BioScience, biologists describe the first-of-a-kind recording of caribou and ptarmigan migrations made with 14 automated cameras positioned in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range, Alaska. By ...

dateJan 15, 2014 in Ecology
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