Depressing story about mining in Madagascar, and its detrimental effects on the local lemur population. To learn more about lemurs, go to this “Quick Guide” in Current Biology.
My favourite display at Blue Planet Aquarium is of the Cichlids (pronounced SICK-lids) from East Africa. They were looking a bit sad this year. There’s an excellent “Primer” article from Current Biology (open access) about them and the way they are speciating.
Easy to read summary of current thinking about this mode of speciation (does it exist, and if so why?) by my pal Jerry Coyne. Highly recommended.
Excellent “Primer” article from Current Biology about cuckoo behaviour. Are all cuckoos obligatory brood parasites? Why isn’t everyone a brood parasite? Find out more in simple bite-size chunks…
Just the thing for final year students wanting to do some general revision – a Current Biology “primer” article on mate choice. The rest of you should read it, too!
Forgotten why animals are grouped as they are? This open access article from Current Biology will help you out.