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  1. Episode 48: June 2018

    In this episode, we hear about why we always have space for dessert, how collecting seeds from large areas could help restoration projects, gut bacteria, the placebo effect and toxoplasmosis.
  2. A young gorilla is supported by an older group member.

    Episode 74: May 2021

    In this episode, we hear about social support among gorillas, sound effects in hummingbirds, deforestation and malaria, and why large animals are less likely to get cancer.
    1. Ecology

    Rarity is a more reliable indicator of land-use impacts on soil invertebrate communities than other diversity metrics

    Andrew Dopheide et al.
    Rarity metrics reveal pervasive negative impacts of agricultural land use on soil invertebrate communities, whereas widely-used richness and diversity metrics underestimate the magnitude of these impacts.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Local human movement patterns and land use impact exposure to zoonotic malaria in Malaysian Borneo

    Kimberly M Fornace et al.
    Local human movement into mosquito habitats around forest edges intensifies interactions between pathogens, insects and people, increasing exposure risks to the zoonotic malaria Plasmodium knowlesi in Malaysian Borneo.
    1. Ecology

    Carbon recovery dynamics following disturbance by selective logging in Amazonian forests

    Camille Piponiot et al.
    Carbon recovery in Amazonian forests disturbed by selective logging is higher in the Guiana Shield and in the west, and is mainly shaped by the carbon gain of trees that survived the disturbance.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Plant Biology

    The genome and phenome of the green alga Chloroidium sp. UTEX 3007 reveal adaptive traits for desert acclimatization

    David R Nelson et al.
    Euryhaline green algae utilise intracellular osmoprotectant modulation and specialised redox enzyme networks to successfully inhabit a desert coastline.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Active invasion of bacteria into living fungal cells

    Nadine Moebius et al.
    Bacteria invade living fungal cells using secreted chitinolytic enzymes that allow for a traceless entry, as shown by microscopic snapshots.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Plant Biology

    Genomic basis for drought resistance in European beech forests threatened by climate change

    Markus Pfenninger et al.
    European beech harbours substantial genetic variation at genomic loci associated with drought resistance and newly identified loci can help to accelerate and monitor adaptation to climate change.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Evolution of pathogen tolerance and emerging infections: A missing experimental paradigm

    Srijan Seal et al.
    An integrated empirical paradigm tracing immune strategies, underlying mechanisms and infection outcomes across reservoir host-pathogen systems, their specific ecological contexts, life-history features, and coevolutionary dynamics can reveal the actual patterns and processes underlying spillover in the wild.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Mapping the zoonotic niche of Ebola virus disease in Africa

    David M Pigott et al.
    Understanding where future Ebola virus outbreaks may start and the changing nature of the populations living in these places is of critical importance in helping to prepare for future outbreaks.

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