Pick and mix 7 – more eclectic links from the past week

Links to stuff I have read with interest; quite a lot about bees this week 😊

Interesting reflections on a life in science by Rich Lenski when he gave an address to newly graduated PhD students

A nice summary of what conservation biocontrol is all about, incidentally by a former PhD student of mine πŸ™‚

An interesting opinion piece on how conservation efforts should move away from a species focus and use functional traits instead

Green walls – are they good for wildlife? – coincidentally written by another former student of mine πŸ™‚

I totally agree – ecologists need to get outside more often

A blistering tale – what makes Blister beetles cause blisters

Saving the honeybee from the Varroa mite using a fungal biological control agent?

If you like bees and/or are a beekeeper, this interesting article by Norman Carreck, Science Director of the International Bee Research Association is a must read

Worrying evidence that it is not just insecticides that are killing bees – fungicides may also be a major culprit

On being a sustainable entomologist and helping to save the planet

 

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  1. Thanks as ever for this list. The Richard Lenski post was nice. Everyone should have someone say these sorts of things to them when they are early career.

    I was also very interested in the functional traits article and the three on honey bees. Lots of food for thought, and the findings about fungicides echo something I’ve been suspecting for some years ie that it is fungicides that are going to turn out to be the most problematic of the modern pesticides.

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