Giardiasis in the United Kingdom – current state and moving forward

The latest Paper of the Month for Parasitology is: ‘Giardia duodenalis in the UK: current knowledge of risk factors and public health implications‘ by B.…


Mix Things Up to Control Dicamba-Resistant Kochia

Kochia is a highly invasive weed known to be resistant to multiple herbicides. In the Great Plains region, kochia populations have now evolved resistance to dicamba.…


Can Cover Crops Slow Herbicide Resistance?

Herbicide resistance is a costly and growing problem. In fact, many weed populations now exhibit resistance to multiple herbicide mechanisms of action.…


Understanding the contribution of ingestion to feed digestion

The animal article of the month for June is ‘Characteristics of boli formed by dairy cows upon ingestion of fresh ryegrass, lucerne or chicory’ Most measurements of feed in ruminant nutrition studies primarily concern the chemical composition.…


Chewing versus sex in the duck-billed dinosaurs – via University of Bristol

The duck-billed hadrosaurs walked the Earth over 90-million years ago and were one of the most successful groups of dinosaurs. But why were these 2-3 tonne giants so successful?…


Dynamics behind life’s supernova in the Ordovician

Studying how biodiversity on our planet has developed through time and how it reacted to environmental changes would be relatively straight-forward if we could time-travel, as ecologists.…


Can native plants can make a comeback on their own?

As invasive shrubs become more prevalent in U.S. forests, they are creating dense understories that outcompete native plants. Land managers with limited resources find themselves facing a tough decision.…


Greening the Dark Side of Chocolate

A Qualitative Assessment to Inform Sustainable Supply Chains Fundamental changes are visible around the globe; part of Mozambique was recently flooded, large Californian forest areas have burned, and glaciers are shrinking.…