The Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Model (GLEAM)

The animal article of the month for February is ‘Invited review: a position on The Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Model (GLEAM)‘ The livestock sector is one of the fastest growing subsectors of the agricultural economy and it makes a major contribution to global food supply and economic development.…


Want Better Control of Glyphosate-Resistant Giant Ragweed? Herbicide mixtures may NOT be the answer.

Scientists at Purdue University have just answered an important question that has plagued many corn and soybean growers. Why does mixing glyphosate with other selective herbicides sometimes fail to control glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed plants?…


Want Better Weed Control in Organic No-Till Crops? Research Shows Mulch is Not Enough!

Cover-crop mulch has long been the weed control tactic of choice for organic no-till corn and soybean systems. But new research featured in the journal Weed Science shows that adding new control tactics can deliver much better results.…


Emotional coping among communities offers a ray of hope for elephant conservation

“What we do not destroy in nature, we come to worship- though we may yet destroy it.” – Eric Scigliano (2004), Love, War and Circuses: The Age-old Relationship Between Elephants and Humans The Asian elephant is listed as Endangered  on The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, with a gradually declining population.…


Illegal killing of birds still occurring in Europe

In spite of national legislation and international obligations, a new BirdLife International-led review showed illegal killing and taking is still occurring in Northern and Central Europe and the Caucasus, birds being primarily killed illegally for ‘sport’, ‘food’ or ‘predator and pest control’.…


Meet the new editor of The Canadian Entomologist

My name is Dezene Huber, and I’m a professor in the Ecosystem Science and Management Program at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George (Canada).…


A Botanical Mystery Solved by Phylogenetic Testing

Missouri Botanical Garden researchers used DNA testing to rediscover Dracaena umbraculifera, which was thought to be extinct. The methods and results were published today in Oryx.…


Computerized tools help farmers make optimal decisions

The animal article of the month for January is ‘Invited review: Helping dairy farmers to improve economic performance utilizing data-driving decision support tools‘ Data-driven decision-making is a necessity in today’s dairy farm systems.…


A giant squid (Architeuthis dux) off Reunion Island, western Indian Ocean: the greatest giant ever?

Evgeny Romanov, one of the authors of ‘A giant squid (Architeuthis dux) off Reunion Island, western Indian Ocean: the greatest giant ever?‘ recently published in the Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, provides us further insight into this research.…


Wish You Could Predict the Behavior of Invasive Weeds? You Can!

What if you could predict which nonnative plant species would become invasive weeds and when? Would it change your weed management plan?…


X-ray micro-computed tomography (μCT): an emerging opportunity in parasite imaging

The latest Paper of the Month from Parasitology is ‘X-ray micro-computed tomography (μCT): an emerging opportunity in parasite imaging‘ by James D.…


The helminth community of urban slum rats

The latest Paper of the Month from Parasitology is ‘The helminth community of a population of Rattus norvegicus from an urban Brazilian slum and the threat of zoonotic diseases’ by Ticiana Carvalho-Pereira, Fábio N.