Drones Offer Ability to Find, ID and Count Marine Megafauna
New research demonstrates that consumer-grade drones are effective tools for monitoring marine species across multiple sites in the wild.
Citizen Science Can Play Role in Addressing Agricultural Challenges
A new paper highlights the potential of citizen science to address pressing research challenges in agriculture and food systems.
Complex Factors Can Drive the Emergence and Evolution of Plant Pathogens
New research sheds light on factors that contribute to the rise -- and spread -- of plant diseases.
5 (Not So Pretty) Fun Fish to Catch (and Eat) in North Carolina
These NC fish species aren't much to look at -- but they are fun to catch (and good to eat).
Think Chimpanzee Beds Are Dirtier Than Human Ones? Think Again
Study finds that chimpanzees appear to keep tidier sleeping arrangements than humans do.
Partnering With Hunters, Anglers For Citizen Science
A new citizen science project is enlisting the hunting and fishing communities to help scientists understand the basic biology of a host of fish, bird and mammal species.
Could Insects Help Us Find New Yeasts for Big Business?
Yeasts are tiny fungi – but they play key roles in producing everything from beer and cheese to industrial chemicals and biofuels.
Venus Flytraps Don’t Eat The Insects That Pollinate Them
Researchers discover which insects pollinate Venus flytraps – and learn that flytraps don’t dine on them.
Can You Guess Which Species Has the Most Gut Microbes?
Comparisons of gut microbe diversity are a step toward understanding complex ecosystems that play an important role in the health of species – including our own.
How Winter Temps Can Affect Your Spring Fishing
Recent research has changed what we know about spotted seatrout and cold weather.
Separated Since the Dinosaurs, Bamboo-Eating Lemurs, Pandas Share Common Gut Microbes
A new study finds bamboo lemurs, giant pandas and red pandas share 48 gut microbes in common – despite the fact that they are separated by millions of years of evolution.
Lemur Study Highlights Role of Diet in Shaping Gut Microbiome
A study of the bacteria in the guts of three lemur species offers new insights into the role of diet in shaping these microbial ecosystems – and how these microbes may relate to primate health.
‘Princess Pheromone’ Tells Ants Which Larvae Are Destined to Be Queens
For Indian jumping ants (Harpegnathos saltator), becoming royalty is all about timing.
The Importance of Seeds: a Q&A with Rob Dunn
There is little genetic diversity among the crops that are most important for feeding people around the world. Rob Dunn's new book explores this issue and why it matters.
‘Great Pumpkin Project’ Recruits Citizen Scientists to Document Agricultural Biodiversity
A team of biology researchers is recruiting citizen scientists to participate in a study of which microbes and insects visit the same crop plants around the world.