Clouded leopard population down to ‘around 750’ in key region of Borneo

A new study led by Oxford scientists has produced the first robust estimate of the number of Sunda clouded leopards remaining in the state of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.…


Africa’s largest eagle in free fall

An iconic African eagle species made famous by TV presenter Steve Backshall is soaring towards extinction, a South African scientific study has found.…


Conventional and organic animal production compared on sustainability

The animal article of the month for October is ‘Animal Board Invited Review: Comparing conventional and organic livestock production systems on different aspects of sustainability‘.…


Cell biology needs you (the materials scientist/engineer)!

For the most part, since the establishment of reliable methods for extracting and culturing cells in the lab (in vitro), biologists have cultured these cells in dishes or plates, usually glass or plastic.…


It’s Time to Paint a More Complete Picture of Invasive Plants

Lots of research has been conducted on the ecology and biology of invasive plants. But are we really any closer to understanding why some plant invaders succeed and others don’t?…


The role of rare innate immune cells in Type 2 immune activation against parasitic helminths

The latest Paper of the Month in Parasitology is The role of rare innate immune cells in Type 2 immune activation against parasitic helminths by Dr.…


Conservation implications for the Himalayan wolf Canis (lupus) himalayensis

Himalayan wolves form an evolutionary distinct wolf unique to the high altitude ecosystems of the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau. These wolves face many threats from illegal poaching due to depredation and traditional uses of body parts to habitat encroachment by livestock and associated decreasing wild prey populations.…


Is Early Season Control the Key to Conquering Herbicide-Resistant Kochia?

The latest issue of the journal Weed Science contains an article with intriguing new insights about the control of herbicide-resistant kochia, a weed that competes with both dryland and irrigated crops across the Great Plains states.…