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Laveran’s eye
Laveran’s eyePosted onJune 22, 2012|Leave a commentThe military hospital of Constantine, Algeria was a fitting place to view what must have seemed the Devil in microscopic...


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?Previous PostLaveran’s eye?tumblr accountPosted onJune 1, 2012|Leave a commentcheck out our partner blog,field notes on biology and culture, for short postings, links,...


“Lay of the Trilobite” by May Kendall, written after Darwin’s “Origin”
?Ghosts of Calvino’s “The Aquatic Uncle:” Langdon Smith’s “Evolution”Next Post?“Lay of the Trilobite” by May Kendall, written after Darwin’s “Origin”Posted onApril 11,...


Ghosts of Calvino’s “The Aquatic Uncle:” Langdon Smith’s “Evolution”
?“The Temple of Nature,” Erasmus Darwin, 1802“Lay of the Trilobite” by May Kendall, written after Darwin’s “Origin”?Ghosts of Calvino’s “The Aquatic Uncle:” Langdon Smith’s...


Caterpillar landscapes
Caterpillar landscapesPosted onApril 9, 2012|Leave a commentOriginally posted oncaterpillarblog:Here are some caterpillar images I took during my last session with the SEM...


Malaria can climb mountains when temperatures rise
Malaria can climb mountains when temperatures riseA study inScience by Siraj and colleagues this week showed malaria occurs at higher altitudes in warmer years. Their...


To win a soccer match, wear red and play at home
To win a soccer match, wear red and play at homeLast Saturday I watched my hometown team, Sheffield United, win through to an FA Cup semifinal for the first time since...


International Women’s Day 2014: Women in agriculture
International Women’s Day 2014: Women in agricultureby Rachel Hill with contributions from Abigail Rumsey, Claire Curry, Emily Palmer and Léna Durocher-Granger.For over a...


BBC launches Woman’s Hour Power List 2014: highlights FGM in time...
BBC launches Woman’s Hour Power List 2014: highlights FGM in time for International Woman’s DayONFebruary 26th,BBC Radio 4 programmeWoman’s Hourlaunched theWoman’s Hour...


How mobile phones could make a difference to maternal health
How mobile phones could make a difference to maternal healthMobile technology is revolutionising health and health care in developing countries enabling health promotion...


World NGO Day - 27 February
World NGO Day - 27 FebruaryFebruary 27th 2014 was World NGO Day. It was marked by an international conference held in Helsinki, Finland, across the 27th-28th February...


Illegal wildlife trade - Focus of first ever World Wildlife Day
Illegal wildlife trade - Focus of first ever World Wildlife DayAt the sixteenth meeting of the Conference of Parties to CITES in March 2013, the Thai Government recommended...


2014: the International Year of Family Farming
2014: the International Year of Family FarmingDid you know that there are 1.5 billion people worldwide who are estimated to be involved in family farming?The United Nations...


IPPC and Plantwise lead successful workshop for coordinated plant...
IPPC and Plantwise lead successful workshop for coordinated plant protection in East AfricaFrom Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, key representatives of agricultural...


CEO Trevor Nicholls live at The Economist's Feeding the World 2014
CEO Trevor Nicholls live at The Economist's Feeding the World 2014Bringing together key players in food security from the private, public and civil society sector, the...


27 - 28 February: Last ringing session
27 - 28 February: Last ringing sessionThe last ringing session for the group in Nsoatre. It was with sadness and trepidation that we arrived at the ringing site to check...


26 February: Stormy weather
26 February: Stormy weatherThe team made a massive last effort for the penultimate ringing session today. After sitting/squelching rather unpleasantly for the car journey...


24- 25 February: Until next time?
24- 25 February: Until next time?A day of rest- seemingly for birds as well as people - this Sunday has been our first no-migrant day this trip. Red-faced Cisticolas and...


13th – 24th Feb: The (almost) 12 days of transects
13th – 24th Feb: The (almost) 12 days of transectsA pretty gruelling trip of roving this time around! Started off very well with a stop-over at the BTO team’s place (no...


18 -23 February: Three is the magic number
18 -23 February: Three is the magic numberThe wind on week three has become stronger, making it more difficult to catch the birds, and we are getting up earlier with the...


11 -17 February: A second bird with a geolocator!
11 -17 February: A second bird with a geolocator!Week two had a slower start with the catch from the northern nets dropping, so the group changed the set-up, adding nets to...


9th – 12th Feb Record count on study site
9th – 12th Feb Record count on study siteAn excellent couple of days on the study site with the big team, including an amazing tally of over 60 birds over three mornings of...


8th-10th February: Quiet on the migrant front
8th-10th February: Quiet on the migrant frontIn the swing of it now the team is operating smoothly, so four extra nets have been put up to try to catch the Nightingales...


29th Jan – 8th Feb A massive team on the move!
29th Jan – 8th Feb A massive team on the move!The wood warbler team heads out once again to the forest zone to recce the area in the very south west of Ghana, around Ankasa...


6th- 7th: A flying start
6th- 7th: A flying startFirst few days in the field at Nsoatre for the group have gone well. After the excellent breakfasts setting the group up for the day courtesy of...


3rd-5th February: Welcome back to Ghana
3rd-5th February: Welcome back to GhanaA new expedition for the BTO nightingale out of Africa project. This year the experienced team, Dr Mark Hulme BTO research ecologist...


15th-27th Jan: Into the forest zone....
15th-27th Jan: Into the forest zone....After an unavoidable 2 nights in Accra to obtain our permit to work in the forest reserves, we head west along the Cape Coast road....


Sunday 6th –Mon 14th Jan 2013 Back to Ghana, and a visit from the...
Sunday 6th –Mon 14th Jan 2013 Back to Ghana, and a visit from the experts!The New Year is underway, and the Ghana wood warbler team isaugmented by the arrival from the UK...


1st - 12th December - Final push to catch more birds
1st - 12th December - Final push to catch more birdsThese last two weeks have flown by!   After expressing a wish to catch more wood warblers in our last post, on the 2nd...


21st-30th November Tracking gets tricky, and more birds are required!
21st-30th November Tracking gets tricky, and more birds are required!Lately things have been proving difficult. On the evening of Asante’s capture on the 20th the signal...


15th – 20th November Return to Pepease, and first bird tagged.
15th – 20th November Return to Pepease, and first bird tagged.Our brief stay in Accra was a most welcome change, staying as we did at a new and cheaper hostel to the...


13th November Approaching Togo, then to Accra
13th November Approaching Togo, then to AccraOf course one’s inklings or gut feelings sometimes turn out to be true, other times not. Today was one of the latter! At our...