In many tick species, more than three-quarters of their lives are spent off-host in the soil or among the leaf litter. A research team at Cornell University highlights an important opportunity for tick researchers and soil ecologists to collaborate to better understand what happens when the ticks aren’t in contact with hosts.
By Randall Southard, Edwin Lewis, Daniel Hirmas, and Rufus Isaacs The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has designated 2015 as the International Year of Soils. In addition, […]
By Anthony Dimeglio “The reason why the Earth is wet is because of its ever-evolving life on its surface.” The late Dr. Lynn Margulis, a highly distinguished and respected cell […]