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Research illuminates light adaptation in insects

Perception of light is one of the most important developments in animal history.  Eyes appeared relatively late on the sensory scene but had immediate impact. A new publication explores the role of light-environments in the adaptation and development of biological characteristics. Published in Austral Entomology by lead author Dr Simon Tierney, this review focuses on insects […]

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Media release: Invasive insects cost the world billions per year

Ecologists have estimated that invasive (non-native) insects cost humanity tens of billions of dollars a year – and are likely to increase under climate change and growing international trade. Researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia and CNRS and Paris-Sud University in France have compiled the first comprehensive and robust database of the global […]

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ACEBB Seminar – Dr Michael Goodisman

Download a podcast of Dr Michael Goodisman presenting at the first ACEBB seminar of 2011. Associate Professor of Biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr Michael presented on “The evolutionary genetic causes and consequences of sociality in insects” Abstract: The evolution of sociality represented one of the major transition points in evolutionary history. We […]

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