Monthly Archives: January 2017
Cuckoos, parasitic birds that lay their eggs in the nests of other species who then raise their young, have become a classic model of host-parasite coevolution. This video summarises new research, recently published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, that extends the study of this classic paradigm to a cavity nesting host, the common redstart.
A systematic review published last month in BMC Public Health looks at the effectiveness of food store interventions intended to promote the consumption of healthy foods in the aim to tackle obesity. Here, authors Abdulfatah Adam and Jorgen D. Jensen discuss their findings in more detail and the implications for future research.
BMC Zoology recently attended the Benelux Congress of Zoology which was held in December 2016 at Antwerp University and Antwerp Zoo under the theme of ‘Nature conservation in a changing world’. The conference was broad-scoped with an excellent line-up of keynote speakers and here we summarize the highlights of the conference.1