Carly Benefer

A lifetime ambition: Barcoding UK Collembola

This blog post is not a write-up of work done so much as it is a wish list of work to do!  Here Peter Shaw and Carly Benefer describe the background to, and early stages of a long-term project to answer an apparently simple question: “What species of Collembola occur in Britain?” by using molecular barcodes. 

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Root herbivores: More than meets the eye

In this post, Carly Benefer makes a case for root herbivores with a bad reputation.  As key members of below-ground biodiversity, these destructive pests have important ecosystem functions just as any other species, but their positive side is often overlooked.

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