Interviews about Biology

Interviews about genetics, ecology and evolution, insects, mammals, marine science, plants and zoology...

13 February 2011

Now here’s a question... What colour are dinosaurs? It’s an issue that puzzled palaeontologists since fossils of the...

11 February 2011

Coral reefs have evolved a spectacular solution to the problem of having sex while being rooted firmly to the seabed.

11 February 2011

How do jellyfish find each other to have sex and make more jellyfish? And are these prolific beasties really on the...

11 February 2011

A gender-bending critter reveals what life is like as a male and then female.

06 February 2011

Documentaries filmed underwater tend to give the impression that it’s a quiet, even, serene environment beneath the...

03 February 2011

When thousands of Nassau groupers gather to mate on Caribbean coral reefs, fishermen find them an irresistible target.

31 January 2011

Sarah Boundy brings us the latest news from the synchrotron...

30 January 2011

New research sheds light on how some bacteria are capable of extremely quick genetic change, incorporating whole...

30 January 2011

Whilst driving on motorways or busy roads at night, many of us will have noticed the small beacons of light in the...

23 January 2011

Researchers at Imperial College in London have discovered an unusual process which is happening in a contagious form of...

23 January 2011

Coral reefs are regarded as the rainforest of the sea. They play a vital role in marine ecosystems and now, a new reef...

23 January 2011

Is evolution by natural selection is the best idea that anyone has ever had?

16 January 2011

Richard Hollingham goes to Edinburgh Zoo to investigate Bower birds. These are natives of Australia and Papua New...

11 January 2011

The folk at Coral Cay Conservation are working to help encourage communities set up fish sanctuaries and protect the...

11 January 2011

We take a look behind the Marine Stewardship Council's eco-label for sustainable seafood

11 January 2011

This month's critter is something that lives above, on, and even in the sea.

11 January 2011

Manta Rays are fished in increasing numbers for their gills to make Chinese medicines. We chat to Andrea Marshall...

09 January 2011

Scientists at Bangor University in North Wales have found that different species of deadly viper snakes, tailor their...

19 December 2010

Helen Scales brings your three of her twelve Marine Critters of Christmas...

12 December 2010

In this week’s episode of Planet Earth we’re looking at one of Britain's best loved mammals, the elusive red...