«Charles Darwin’s barnacle and David Bowie’s spider», by Stephen B. Heard

[caption id="attachment_111125" align="alignleft" width="250"] Charles Darwin's barnacle and David Bowie's spider. How scientific names celebrate adventurers, heroes, and even a few scoundrels. Stephen B. Heard. Yale University Press. New Haven, 2020. 241 pages[/caption] As a specialist in a small family of beetles, I have been in

The big tree of life based on ribosomal RNA

God doesn’t like labels

Nature’s complexity goes beyond human imagination. The discovery and exploitation of biodiversity has undoubtedly helped us to reach a certain level of understanding of the natural world. Even though all essential ecological processes of the biosphere are determined and regulated by microorganism activity, for most