Planet Earth II: one of many fantastic nature and science documentaries

Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) hunting. Photo from: http://africageographic.com/blog/cheetah-shenanigans-in-botswana/

Planet Earth II, the newest BBC wildlife documentary is premiering on BBC America on February 18, … [Read more...]

Bigger Than a 3-inch Fish

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By now I'm sure you've heard Donald Trump's California rally declaration  "There is no … [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...]

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...]

Mating Systems

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

A biologist’s bucket list

For every biologist there is a list of natural events or places that must be experienced once in … [Read more...]

BioBlitz: a coming together of scientists, naturalists, and the community

One of the reasons I wanted to start contributing to a blog was to share experiences of life as a … [Read more...]

In New Jersey, threatened birds find refuge in one of the most populated areas of the state.

This is not what it seems.

New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the US, with over one third of the 50 most densely … [Read more...]