Making a dent in cataloguing Earth’s biodiversity

The latest Thematic Issue 'Trypetheliaceae' from The Lichenologist is now available online and unlocks the secrets to more than 400 species of tropical lichens.


The Troubled Families Programme: the ghost of policy past, present and future?

The Troubled Families Programme is once again back in the news. Launched in the aftermath of the 2011 riots, with the explicit aim of ‘turning around’ the 120,000 most ‘troubled families’ in England, it was one of the most high-profile social policies of the Coalition Government.…


Most Read in 2016

A collection of the most read posts published in 2016


Deceived by Orchids

The Institute for Historical Research recently selected ten of the “most interesting articles and books” of 2016 and I was delighted to find my BJHS paper Deceived by Orchids: Sex, Science, Fiction and Darwin among them.…


Meet the Editorial Board for Modern American History: Q&A with Thomas G. Andrews

In this first entry of the blog series introducing the board members of the new Cambridge University Press journal, Modern American History, Thomas G.…


Individual tracking shows free-range hens roam best with more space outdoors

The animal article of the month for January is ‘Outdoor stocking density in free-range laying hens: radio-frequency identification of impacts on range use‘.…


From Lynda Gratton to Simon Deakin: Thoughts on the future of self-employed work

Journal of Management & Organization (JMO) has always aimed to provide global perspective on management and organization of benefit to scholars, educators, students, practitioners, policy-makers and consultants.…


Hobby drones, repurposed as peacekeepers, save Elephants

A study published in the journal Oryx finds off-the-shelf drones can be used to guard crops and keep elephants safe along the borders of Tanzanian parks.


The Shaping of Tuscany

I grew up in the outskirts of Florence in the 1970s and 1980s, in a town that was neither city nor country and that is now firmly embedded in Florence’s metropolitan area.…


The remarkable Dr Robertson

The latest Parasitology Paper of the Month is “The remarkable Dr Robertson” by Tansy C. Hammarton. It’s strange to think that little over a year ago, my knowledge of Muriel Robertson was limited to the two paragraphs I’d read about her in ‘The Scottish Encounter with Tropical Disease’ , namely that she had studied in Glasgow in the early 1900s and later travelled to Africa where she made key discoveries about the life cycle of the African trypanosome parasite.…


Black soldier fly as dietary protein source for broiler quails: apparent digestibility, excreta microbial load, feed choice, performance, carcass and meat traits

Photo credit: Antonella Dalle Zotte The animal article of the month for December is Black soldier fly as dietary protein source for broiler quails: apparent digestibility, excreta microbial load, feed choice, performance, carcass and meat traits‘.…


Not eating enough vegetables and fruit, what does it cost?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for December is from Public Health Nutrition and is entitled: ‘The economic burden of inadequate consumption of vegetables and fruit in Canada’.…