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Classic papers in ecology and evolution

With so many papers being published all the time, it’s easy to miss out on interesting ones from the past. We decide, therefore, to start the ‘Classics in ecology and evolution … Continue reading

May 5, 2015

Seeding Solace: Handling heartbreak in the field

By BVM, EEB Squeezing my life around work as a graduate student is routine to me. Plants don’t take breaks from growing, so I’ve learned to bend and twist my … Continue reading

October 8, 2014

When taking a leave is the right thing to do.

By Alison W, EEB I’ve never met anyone who needed a break when everything was going well. Chances are you consider taking a leave of absence when the stress of … Continue reading

October 8, 2014

Why are some worms more diverse than others?

By Gavin Douglas, EEB Some of us are picky about where we live, while others can put down roots anywhere. Worms, aren’t much different. Shuning Li, Richard Jovelin and Asher Cutter … Continue reading

October 8, 2014

Are aggressive sperm a barrier to cross species sex?

By Arvid Ågren, EEB Males often compete fiercely for access to females. A new study shows that the consequences of this competition may extend beyond showy tails and big antlers, and … Continue reading

August 8, 2014

A new method to quantify species loss and gain

By Emily Drystek, EEB Every year rubber trees drop their leaves. When the leaves grow back they are deserted islands waiting for a community of animals to set up home. … Continue reading

February 12, 2014

How to write a thesis in the Arctic Circle

Hiyo the Seeds of Sciencers, Ever feel the need to lock yourself away to finish writing a paper? Or that Toronto with all its distractions has gradually become the crutch … Continue reading

June 16, 2013