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A blog around the campaign to build and launch a sailing replica of HMS Beagle for science, education and outreach.
Last week in a brilliant, ranting post on the fiasco that is EU fishing policy, lunartalks concluded, "Extensive marine reserves should be declared policed and anyone fishing in them punished severely, their boat confiscated, cleaned and sunk as an artificial reef. We don’t need fish on our plates. We do need a functioning marine ecosystem."Most of the comments on this post circled around whether such a dramatic response as stopping eating fish was actually part of the solution, but I couldn'........ Read more »
Thierry Work, Greta S Aeby, James E Maragos, & Craig R McClain. (2008) Phase Shift from a Coral to a Corallimorph-Dominated Reef Associated with a Shipwreck on Palmyra Atoll. PLoS ONE, 3(8). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002989
Choosing a paper for my inaugural "blogging on peer-reviewed research" post was a real no-brainer. Anything that has both my favorite theory (natural selection) and my favorite animal (pika) in the title, and is published in my favourite journal (PLoS ONE), is the peer-reviewed equivalent of a flashing neon arrow.Equally alluring is that the paper (Yang et al, 2008) offers me the chance to do battle with the the popular misconception that all evolutionary change is brought about by na........ Read more »
Jie Yang, Zhen Wang, Xin Zhao, De Wang, De Qi, Bao Xu, Yong Ren, Hui Tian, & Timothy Bromage. (2008) Natural Selection and Adaptive Evolution of Leptin in the Ochotona Family Driven by the Cold Environmental Stress. PLoS ONE, 3(1). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001472
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