Alex Austin: You get what you’re given? Solitary bee larvae demonstrate the ability to regulate their nutritional intake

In this new post, Alexander Austin, a new ecological researcher working at Ku-ring-gai Council, Sydney, Australia, shares their paper: Solitary bee larvae prioritize carbohydrate over protein in parentally provided pollen—recently shortlisted for the Haldane Prize for Early Career Researchers. About the paper Nutrition is linked to almost every aspect of an animal’s behaviour and physiology, and we really wanted to explore this in solitary bees. … Continue reading Alex Austin: You get what you’re given? Solitary bee larvae demonstrate the ability to regulate their nutritional intake

Tara-Lyn Camilleri: Parental sugar consumption modifies offspring life history and physiology

In this blog post, Tara-Lyn Camilleri, a Ph.D. candidate at Monash University in Australia, discusses her newly published paper, “Maternal and paternal sugar consumption interact to modify offspring life history and physiology”. About the paper Varying the environment of an organism can alter their physiology, which in turn alters their development time, lifespan, the rate they reproduce, the survival rate of their offspring, their body … Continue reading Tara-Lyn Camilleri: Parental sugar consumption modifies offspring life history and physiology