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By “brewing” insect pheromones in large fermenters at an industrial scale the cost can be reduced to a level suitable for pest control in field crops (Shutterstock / Nordroden)

Sustainable production of pheromones now a reality

When the PHERA Project started, it was with an ambitious goal to prove that insect pheromones can be produced using a biological rather than a chemical process.
Flock of wintering Barnacle Goose(branta leucopsis)in wadden Sea,East Frisia,lower saxony,Germany

Tracking animal migration with stable isotopes

Keith A. Hobson from Western University and Environment and Climate Change Canada, walks us through tracking animal migration with stable isotopes, starting with some background information.

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