Browse By Topic Ecology, Evolution & Biodiversity
The word ‘microbe’ literally means 'small life.' Yet, there are species in the groups it includes that are not microscopic and others that are not alive. So, is 'microbe' helpful shorthand or overly reductive?
Fungi are more closely related to us than they are to plants. Yet, fungi have been grouped with plants historically, with an impact felt even today.
The western honeybee and other native bee populations have been in decline for decades. What are the stressors — microscopic and macroscopic — impacting their survival, and what can we do about it?