The arthropod ecology blog is focused on stories and commentary related to the ecology of insects and spiders, Arachnology in general, biodiversity science, natural history, and academic life. It features summaries of research papers in these fields.
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I’m super-excited to announce new research from the lab, published yesterday with lead author Dr. Crystal Ernst. Crystal’s paper focused on taxonomic and functional diversity of beetles across 12 sites in northern Canada, ranging from Labrador to the Yukon Territory, and from the bottom of James Bay all the way up to the tip of […]
This is a post written by undergraduate student Jessica Turgeon – she’s finishing up a project about earthworms. When I was a child, you could always find me either in a tree or in the dirt. I liked to follow the ants up into the trees and back down again, where I would switch over […]
There are lots of ‘feel good’ stories about using Twitter in teaching, and I’ve long been a supporting of using social media in undergraduate classes. But does it work…? What effects does Twitter have on learning? This was a question we decided to tackle in my field biology class, and recently, in a collaboration with Lauren […]
Earlier this week, Liz Langley posted a great piece about finding spiders hiding in your fruit. My interview with her was a little longer than what was posted, so I decided to post the full text here… OMG THERE’s A GIANT VENOMOUS SPIDERS IN MY BANNANAS WHAT DO I DO????? Imagine you spot a spider, […]
This is the third and final post about going back to the classroom: you can find the first post here and the second one here. We rushed from the lecture hall to the basement of the main teaching complex on campus. I walked down the hall towards the lab, that old familiar smell was in […]
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