Top tips on making your lawn wildlife friendly
If we really want to, we can reverse the declines seen in insect abundance – link to a full report by the Wildlife Trusts here
How bad is trophy hunting really? Could it benefit biodiversity?
Should we pay farmers to sequester carbon?
Loaded language – Is it time to rethink how we talk about ‘non-native’ species?
Along similar lines, a really thoughtful and useful article from Manu Saunders – giving due credit to other cultures and women – “Teaching resources: history and philosophy of ecology”
Keeping with the diversification theme – a thoughtful post from Stephen Heard
All about peanuts and not the cartoon variety!
A nice synopsis of Gilbert White’s contribution to natural history
And for something completely different – if you are a fan of medieval murder mystery stories or planning on writing one, this is the site for you 🙂 – absolutely fascinating
Manu Saunders on the rights and wrongs of altmetrics and other measures of impacts
From a few years ago, but worth a read, How Birds are Fooled by Ladybird Mimicry and Why Spiders are Amazing
I had never heard of this plant – interesting post from Markus Eichhorn – Kratom – when ethnobotany goes wrong
Megan Duffy on the work-life balance conundrum. Something we should all think hard about.
Insect numbers may be in decline but some are expanding their ranges – latest research from Charlie Outhwaite and colleagues shows that not all is doom and gloom, although as you might expect, it is not simple
A whole issue of the journal Insect Conservation & Diversity is dedicated to the subject of insect declines and otherwise, and what we might do about it. Free to access for a year.
Do bees have consciousness? Not proven yet but Lars Chittka thinks that the fact that they can solve Molyneux’s problem may suggest they might
On the other side of the coin, in an attempt to reduce insect numbers, in this case the Diamondback moth, entomologists in the USA report on the first field release of a genetically modified, self-limiting insect
The end of farming? Interesting read but can this approach feed the world?
Cover letters – why bother? I don’t so why should you?