BMC Genetics recently published research identifying loci that contain drought- and yield-related traits on rice chromosomes. Co-author of the work, Arvind Kumar, tells us how this can help with breeding climate change-resistant rice for the future and why it’s important.
Get a taste of what it’s like to research the world’s rarest ape from researcher Jessica Bryant. Here, she highlights her experiences and explains more about their latest findings published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, including the implications for conservation of this incredible species.
Bernardo Segura captured this unbelievable close-up of a firefly beetle on the lookout for females to mate with. As the Behavioral and Physiological Ecology section winner in this year’s BMC Ecology Image Competition, find out more about the story behind the photo in this Q+A.
Research published today in BMC Ecology provides evidence of a population of chimpanzees that is much larger than previously thought. But how important is it to conserve their habitat, not just for the chimpanzees themselves, but for humans too? Maureen McCarthy, co-author of the research, reveals more about their work in this guest blog.
The 123rd APA Annual Convention took place in the beautiful city of Toronto from August 6-9th and BMC Psychology was lucky enough to attend. Here we look back at a few of the highlights of this meeting.
Research recently published in BMC Evolutionary Biology investigates the call of the fallow buck in order to understand why this animal invests so much time and energy into this behavior. Co-author, Benjamin Pitcher, explains more about what they found in this guest blog.
Over 1400 biologists gathered in picturesque Lausanne, Switzerland last week for the 2015 meeting of the European Society of Evolutionary Biology. Also in attendance was BMC Evolutionary Biology and here we look back at just a few of the highlights from this excellent conference.
Pritesh Roy is this year’s Conservation Ecology and Biodiversity Research section winner of the BMC Ecology Image Competition. Capturing the great diversity of rice grains, Pritesh explains more in this Q+A.
Julia Spaet captured the image of a Cape mountain zebra grazing in South Africa and, as this year’s Community, Population and Macroecology section winner of the BMC Ecology Image Competition, she reveals more about one of the rarest mammals in the world.
This week BMC Sport Science, Medicine & Rehabilitation published its first supplement, presenting abstracts from the Sport Science and Medicine Conference for Rowing. First published on British Rowing’s website, Annamarie Phelps, Chairman of British Rowing, shares her thoughts and provides an overview of the conference that was a first for the sport.