Six new species of clawed frog discovered

Six new species of clawed frog have been discovered by a Canadian-led team of researchers hunting for the mysterious “lost ancestors” of some of their cousins.

More here http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/clawed-frogs-1.3368301

Greenhouse open house

Students are invited to drop by the Biology Greenhouse Dec. 10 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The Greenhouse will be open to all, and drinks and snacks will be available.

– See more at: http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/worth-mentioning/de-stress-at-the-biology-greenhouse/#sthash.9VxzxY1h.dpuf

Forget herbicide

Forget herbicide – the best weapon against invasive species might just be goats

Goats seem to prefer buckthorn over bergamot – and that’s a good thing for biologists.

Students in Susan Dudley’s third-year biology field course got a lesson in chemical-free ecosystem rehabilitation this week when they travelled to the McMaster Forest with a small herd of goats.

 

– See more at: http://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/article/forget-herbicide-the-best-weapon-against-invasive-species-might-just-be-goats/#sthash.Mhb42N0G.dpuf