Osteological collections

A particular heritage

One of the main pillars of bioanthropological studies are identified osteological collections. The goal of this article is to describe this heritage and show its importance.

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Interview with Hanna Kokko

Interview with Hanna Kokko, full professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Zurich.

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Natural enemies and biodiversity

Natural enemies are a fundamental piece of food webs and can contribute to biodiversity preservation. However, they can often produce dramatic losses, especially when humans are involved.

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Rethinking conservation

Between the mid-1980s and the present day, conservation biology split into two almost independent fields: management ecology and conservation ecology. We have witnessed the recovery of large endangered species and a decrease in small and common species.

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What do we mean by diversity?

The concept of biological diversity has evolved from a simple count of species to more sophisticated measures that are sensitive to relative abundances and even to evolutionary divergence times between species. In the course of this evolution, diversity measures have often been borrowed from other disciplines.

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Interview with Robert Trivers

We talk to the expert sociobiologist awarded with the Crafoord Prize in Biosciences

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Thou shalt not take the name of biology in vain

Biology has been and still is used to justify discriminatory practices against groups of people, but reality is always more passionately complex than the dualistic human logic is willing to accept.

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cooperació

The evolution of cooperation, or the history of life in this planet

From the simplest of cells to the first bands of hominids treading on two legs across the African savannah, the history of life in this planet is based on cooperation.

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Graham Bell

Interview with Graham Bell

Interview with Dr. Graham Bell, Professor of Evolution at McGill University (Montréal) and one of the most important voices in the academic field of evolutionary biology.

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Why does our hair turn white with age?

The mechanism that produces white hair is not well known. It is very likely, although not definitely proven, due to the oxidation of melanin caused by the aging of the hair follicle cells.

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