How understanding the ecology of mosquitoes guides how to prevent pathogen transmission

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This past year has been quite a year for mosquitoes. Besides just being a pest at almost any kind of … [Read more...]

Xenodiagnosis: a method for pathogen detection

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As an ecologist something that I am interested in understanding more about are the factors that … [Read more...]

Hibernation, cohabitation and other lessons in surviving the winter

As I sit bundled up on the couch drinking my hot coffee and writing this blog, blizzard Jonas rages … [Read more...]

Where recreation ecologists spend their summer vacation

We enjoy hiking and getting out in nature, but how can we be sureĀ our recreation is not leading to … [Read more...]

Innovations of 2015: CRISPR and gene drive systems used in reducing malaria transmission

There are many achievements in science and technology that deserve celebration from 2015, and also … [Read more...]

The Perks of Winter Birding

Bundle up and grab your binoculars. Winter is coming. For someone who wrote her dissertation on … [Read more...]

What do scientists do? Part II – A tribute to taxonomists

The giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands are huge, weighing up to 550 lbs (250 kg) and with a … [Read more...]

Notes from the field: What does a scientist do?

If I were to ask you, describe a scientist, what would you say? My impression is that people think … [Read more...]

The Fall of Autumn

Autumn is fast approaching here in New England. Every year, I anxiously await the crisp fall air … [Read more...]

Mating Systems

Last blog I mentioned some specifics about horse shoe crab mating behavior and decided that I was … [Read more...]