Monthly Archives: October 2017

11th International Conference on Behavior, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife

BPG conf

BMC Zoology recently attended the International Conference on Behavior, Physiology and Genetics in Wildlife, organized by the Leibniz Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). The conference offered a wonderful mix of high caliber plenary speakers, an engaging social program and interesting talks around conservation and reproduction biology.


World Food Day 2017: investing in food security and rural development


October 16th 2017 marks World Food Day which is celebrated every year on the same date in recognition of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. Historically and to this day, most World Food Day themes revolve around agriculture, supporting the notion that investment in cultivating land and rearing crops and livestock has huge potential for combating issues relating to hunger and poverty. Below, we look at this year’s theme and discuss related work published in BMC Public Health.