Taken above the Colombian savanna, this photo shows hundreds of earth mounds created by large earthworms. Landscape ecology and ecosystems image competition winner, Delphine Renard, tells us more about her image.
Monthly Archives: August 2016
New research, published this week in BMC Evolutionary Biology, investigates the genetic changes behind the evolutionary transition from sea to land and finds evidence of selection on the same genes in multiple species that independently made this journey. Lead author Pedro Romero tells us more.
Attention everybody! We are excited to inform you that BMC Zoology, the latest addition to the BMC series, has launched today with an interesting mix of original research and review articles. All launch articles are openly and freely available on our website together with a launch editorial written by the editors that provides a comprehensive introduction to the journal.
Genetic variation can influence the development of obesity – but is this influence age-dependent? In a recent BMC Genetics article, Dr Janine Felix and colleagues find that some genetic variants associated with obesity risk are shared between early and later life stages – information which may be beneficial for prevention and intervention strategies.
Wolfsbane – toxic to humans yet tasty to bumblebees. Each week, we show you the story behind each winning image from this year’s BMC Ecology competition. Winner of the Conservation ecology and biodiversity research category, Elin Videvall, tells us more about her winning image.
The UK government has today unveiled its childhood obesity strategy which has been accused of putting the interests of the advertising industry ahead of the interests of children. Here BMC Public Health looks at some of its research published on television food advertising, a measure which has not been included in the government’s plan.
Behold the great-tailed grackle! This photograph depicts this mexican bird perched between two intense hues. BMC behavioural and physiological ecology image competition winner, Marco Zenatello, talks to us in this Q&A about the inspiration behind his winning image.