Monthly Archives: January 2013

Pivotal Pervasive Pigments: Carotenoids in insect ecology

Carotenoids are nearly ubiquitous organic compounds involved in all sorts of important functions across all major groups of organisms. They play key roles in photosynthesis in plants, they function as antioxidants, and they provide many of the bright yellow, orange, … Continue reading

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Ecuador Expedition 2012

I (Stireman) recently returned from a trip to Ecuador. The primary reasons for the trip were 1. To collect tachinid flies for systematic and biodiversity research, and 2. To get graduate student, Karen Pedersen, set up for her studies on … Continue reading

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