Grrl Scientist

Grrl Scientist

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Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry / Evolutionary biologist/ornithologist & science writer/journalist. Writes for Forbes, Evolution Institute & BirdNote radio. Formerly: Guardian. Always: Ravenclaw
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https://medium.com/@GrrlScientist/dodos-smarter-than-most-people-think-grrlscientist-c2053a42dff2#.xj984jnfy

Skeleton and model of a dodo The extinction of the dodo within less than a century of its discovery called attention to the previously unrecognised problem of human involvement in the disappearance of entire species

https://medium.com/@GrrlScientist/habitat-fragmentation-accelerate-butterfly-evolution-and-extinction-grrlscientist-fd55e5301d58#.a7zb88frf

Habitat Fragmentation Accelerates Butterfly Evolution — And Extinction

Climate change triggers early embryonic development in birds leading to asynchronous hatching of individual eggs within a clutch and to increased chick mortality, particularly for birds breeding in…

Invitation to join a Darwin Day Q&A session live, on twitter. 12 February 2016, 10am ET/3pm UK. tag questions with hash #DarwinDayQA

Invitation to join a Darwin Day Q&A session live, on twitter. 12 February 2016, 10am ET/3pm UK. tag questions with hash #DarwinDayQA

Red-veined Basker, Urothemis venata. (Credit: Jens Kipping/Klaas-Douwe B. Dijkstra, Jens Kipping & Nicolas Mézière, doi:10.5281/zenodo.35388/Odonatologica 2015.)

Newly-described African dragonfly species, the red-veined basker

Meet The Real Birds Of 'The Twelve Days Of Christmas' Fame - Forbes

Nature Lovers: English Village for Sale, "Loving Villagers" from 'Pride & Prejudice'

Abandoned house in the Chernobyl exclusion zone.

The Chernobyl exclusion zone is teeming with wildlife, with the area more abundant now than before the nuclear disaster

GrrlScientist: Hummingbird eggs and babies are a favourite snack for nest-robbing jays, so what’s a mother hummingbird to do to protect her family? According to a study published recently, the hummingbird builds her nest near or under a hawk nest because jays stay away to avoid being eaten by the hungry hawks

Hummingbirds have a clever strategy to keep their nests safe: They recruit unknowing hawks for home security. Check out these spectacular photos of hummingbirds, hawks and jays.

GrrlScientist: Researchers reveal that, under certain circumstances, the process of evolution can be highly predictable, especially when animals evolve resistance to dangerous toxins

Predictable evolution: bad news for toads, good news for their predators Sonoran desert toad (Bufo alvarius)