On the eve of National Honey Bee Day, PLOS’s Jose Mendez interviews researcher Dr. Michelle Flenniken, Ph.D of Montana State University to discuss the role of viruses on honey bee health and the importance of
Why do we accept just one banana variety in Western supermarkets? It’s unsustainable and threatens livelihoods and food security. By Gert HJ Kema, Professor of Tropical Phytopathology, Wageningen University and Research Center, Wageningen, the Netherlands.
Six years ago, the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted a Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, which included 20 specific goals, known as the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. In a recent PLOS Biology Perspective, Kerrie Wilson and colleagues
0000-0002-6177-577XAuthor: David A. Marques, University of Bern and Eawag, Kastanienbaum, Switzerland. Competing interests: David A. Marques is an author of the article discussed in this blog. More than 150 years have passed since Darwin
In this brave new world of the Anthropocene – a whole epoch defined solely by humanity’s ability to crap in its own back yard – it’s rare to hear good-news stories about conservation. However, a
By 2016, most scientifically literate people have come to accept the inevitability of climate change. But what’s much less clear is how different species will respond to the world-wide shifts in temperature and weather pattern
When an American dentist killed a beloved African lion named Cecil last summer, the world responded with outrage. In this episode of the PLOS Biology podcast, Liza Gross explores the issue of sport hunting and lion conservation with two lion experts.
In this bumper week for PLOS Biology, you can read about bat navigation, transmission of longevity, new neurons for old brains, how yeast anticipate change, a serious downside of illegal drug laws, and how to
In PLOS Biology this week you can read about modelling Ebola containment measures, a conceptual framework for IPBES, and new insights into how the injectisome works. Fighting Ebola in Liberia In 2014, a major
In PLOS Biology this week, you can read about plant extinction at the end of the Cretaceous, human tolerance to HIV and control of plant responses to hypoxia. The End-Cretaceous Impact Winter Killed Off