Gene drive guarantees that a trait will be passed to the next generation. But should society use this tool to control insect populations?
The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted interest in home gardening. Three scientists who garden explain some basic methods for controlling common insects and microbes that can spoil your crop.
New research sheds light on the unsung heroes of pollination.
Victory gardens were popular during wartime, and have made a comeback during the current pandemic.
Are 'murder hornets' from Asia invading North America? A Japanese entomologist who's been stung by one and lived to tell the tale explains what's true about these predatory insects.
Pests can cause sudden and significant damage to homegrown food, but a little planning and intervention can help you cut your losses.
Ponds create 'insect chimneys' which are a boon for hungry farmland birds.
Eating locusts is an old strategy used to get food after locusts devastated crops, but things have changed.
The largest study of insect declines to date gives us the best indication of how species all over the world are faring.
Humans obtain bacteria through the foods they eat. But how do bees collect bacteria that live in and on them? And where do they pick up these microbes?
Plants have evolved techniques for protecting themselves from heat and insect attacks – but when both these stresses happen at once, one defense may neutralize the other.
The game is a fantastic metaphor for understanding how extinctions cause ecosystems to become more fragile.
You’ve probably seen ants marching over your kitchen bench this summer. Should you get out the insecticide, or learn to live with them?
Wet and bulky cattle dung is very unlike marsupial dung that Australian dung beetles are adapted to deal with, meaning native dung beetles tend to leave it alone. But help from abroad is at hand.
Insect populations are falling as what they eat becomes more like iceberg lettuce and less like kale.
Bees aren't the only species that has a queen.
Insects are essential to the functioning of land and freshwater ecosystems but species populations are being lost at a rapid rate globally.
In NSW, honeybees are listed as a key threatening process to biodiversity.
First come the beetles, then the birds: how nature is surviving, and thriving, after a summer of fires.
While many surveys show the numbers of wildlife falling, there is good news for some species – including pondskaters and various mosses and lichen.