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hmmmmm I think I might’ve fucked up my ANOVAs a bit but I’m not sure how to fix it because I dooooon’t understand this very well at all
HELP I CANNOT STOP LAUGHING
Sometimes life is just beautiful.
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a local woman spends hours and hours maintaining this little piece of land right near my house, adding colourful and seasonal flowers to it all the time. She deserves a bloody medal because it always looks so beautiful!
Vintage insect flash cards
splish splish splash, water effects!
today I’m gonna work on blocking in the last meal, it’d be great if I could finish it today but it involves stuff I haven’t actually planned so we’ll see how it goes!
Help save the honey bees! Please reblog and share :)
I’m very skeptical about this. Last I’ve heard, CCD is caused by a combination of factors, and to blindly point a finger at one source without references just ticks my bullshit meter. Anyone got science to back this up?
I checked out this page on the Ontario Beekeeper’s Association website, and found a couple of recent papers on the subject (though, granted, they are against the use of neonicotinoid, so it might be a one-sided story). The general consensus seems to be (bee?) that sublethal doses of neonicotinoids cause changes in behavior and physiology which leads to colony collapse - immune suppression to make them more susceptible to disease, negative change in foraging behavior, abandonment of poisoned hives, etc - so, yes, it seems that it is a combination of factors, which are aggravated by pesticide poisoning.
Richard J Gill, Nigel E. Raine. Chronic impairment of bumblebee natural foraging behavious induced by sublethal pesticide exposure. Functional Ecology, British Ecological Society July 7, 2014
Chensheng Lu, Kenneth M. Warchol, Richard A. Callahan Sublethal exposure to neonicotinoids impaired honey bees winterization before proceeding to colony collapse disorder. Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health. Bulletin of Insectology 2014
Dave Goulson An overview of the environmental risks posed by neonicotinoid pesticides. Journal of Applied Ecology 2013
Jeroen P VanderSluijs, Noa Simon-Delso, Dave Goulson, Laura Maxim, Jean-MarcBonmatin, Luc P. Belzunes Neonicotinoids, bee disorders and the sustainability of pollinator services Current Opinion Environmental Sustainability 2013
Rosemary Mason, Henk Tennekes, Francisco Sanchez-Bayo Immune Suppression by Neonicotinoid Insecticides at the Root of Global Wildlife Declines. Journal of Environmental Immunology. 2013
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molluscagonewild said: Cool project!!! I'm an ethologist so I can relate :D although I work with mammals (humans, dogs) and robots but arthropods are just as exiting! Can your supervisor help you with the analysis/statistics? Are you going to write your thesis from this research? If I can help somehow, tell me! Cheers, Bea
wow, that sounds really cool! I don’t know if he’d be very helpful, particularly since he’s just fucked off on holiday for a few weeks. And yeah, this research is for my thesis D: research projects just stress me out soooooo sososo much, particularly at this stage where I’m battling with statistics and I’m trying to understand it as I go. Thank you so much, it’s so kind of you to offer!! xx
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