Jarrett Byrnes focuses on posts in ecology, environmental sciences, and evolution. He blogs at I’m a chordata, urochordata!
And since I was out last week, here’s an eco/evo doubleshot from the past two weeks of blogs!
- Let’s begin by asking the burning question on everyone’s minds: What in Darwin’s name are Chaetognaths?
- Jews – how related are they really? And is that important for a big family argument? (in my family, the answer is no)
- A recent provocative paper states that one in four citations in the marine biology literature is inappropriate. Other disciplines share similar guilt. Oh really?
- I have seen the future of science, and it is youtube.
- We know that oceanography is done on big ships with crazy automated lab equipment. But that has not always been so. Take a look into the past, and consider how changes in technology may change our inferences.
- Is the origin of life something magical and rare, or were chemicals just following the rules of organic chemistry?
- The rebound of lynx in Finland is to be lauded. At the same time, it shows some of the intricate complexity of food web dynamics when a top predator is restored.