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Electron micrograph of an adult male Schistosoma parasite worm. The bar (bottom left) represents a magnification of 0.5mm.

Preservation of Parasites

Almost every species has its own unique species of parasite - so with every extinction ... and by learning about parasites, we can learn about our own physiology and anatomy.  We also know that parasites are ... of Natural History Almost every species studied has its own unique species of parasite – so with every extinction ...

‘Ecological intensification’ swaps pesticides for biodiversity

... something new on the menu that could employ nature's own resources instead. Intensive agriculture aims to achieve ... not so easy and it takes time.' Could we use nature’s own resources instead of pesticides to increase yields? ...

Red Panda

Conservation: why care?

... the aesthetic beauty and the importance of nature for its own sake. So it's not only about why the frog matters for ...  One is to take a good hard look at how we can reduce our own excessive consumption.  What can we do to reduce that ...

False colour SEM of Salmonella bacteria

Conservation of Microbes

... just the case that we need to conserve them for their own sake, but in fact, there are various knock-on effects ... animals and plants can't conduct.  Therefore, for our own sake, just for biotechnological reasons, we have an ...

David Attenborough abseiled down the wall of the new conservation campus in Cambridge.

A message from Sir David Attenborough

... and diversity of the natural world, it also puts our own future in jeopardy.  We depend on nature for the very ...

Turtle

Sexing sea turtles

... While many species use sex chromosomes - such as our own mammalian X and Y chromosomes - sea turtles do it ...

A frog sitting in a swamp

Modelling ecosystems with EcoBuilder

... would also make a cool game, because you could have your own simulation and then you could add your, you could decide ...

Giant Panda

Can computers help us conserve biodiversity?

... global biodiversity preservation effort. The future Our own "generalist" species has significantly degraded or even ... possibility is there, but only by drastically reducing our own (negative) impact on the environment. Of course common ...

The buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) visiting Globe thistle. By Penny Firth.

The Plight of the Bumblebee

... kill or evict the queen and take over her workers as their own, using them to rear their own offspring. There are no cuckoo workers, only males and ...

Blue Crowned laughing thrush

Top birds

... biology, females don’t tend to make more birds on their own. Where are the boys? Laura - Absolutely and this is an ...

Probiscus monkey

The Ugly Animal Preservation Society

... because it's a "smurf" blue which is interesting in its own right, but if you scare it, its bum drops off.  I guess ...

Common Whitebeam flowers

Sex in Sorbus Species - Planet Earth Online

... and Sorbus wilmotiana , this is being driven not by their own pollen buy by pollen from another species particularly ...

Osedax frankpressi from whale-2893.

A Collection of Marine Critters

... And what's so cool about them is that they farm their own bacteria in their gills.  They hover around the vent ...

The Windpump at Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire. This windpump is the only working wooded windpump in the Fens.

Carbon Storage in Peat - Planet Earth Online

... and control their carbon emissions which is in their own interest and it is one of the motivations why this farm ...