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

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

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...]

Now you see me, now you don’t – True tales of sharks, bugs and other creatures hiding in plain view

Deep in the ocean, sharks pursue their prey.  Large species found in open-water, like the famous … [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...]

Why we should be aware of Chagas Disease

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If you have read my blogposts you may be aware that I study the ecology and evolution of infectious … [Read more...]

There is more to mosquitoes than bloodsucking

As spring arrives, I cannot help but think about all of the organisms that will begin to emerge, … [Read more...]

What is causing eastern blacklegged tick range expansion?

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The eastern blacklegged tick, formerly known as the deer tick, is an especially well known species … [Read more...]