Author Archives: Kip Will
On behalf of the Carabid-Q research Team* I am very pleased to present a book about a bombardier beetle for children that is beautifully illustrated by Ainsley Seago and chocked full of facts and fun. This beetle tale is suitable … Continue reading
Vote daily from now until 5 April here https://tinyurl.com/gn84mu8 Bombardier beetles are among the world’s most impressive chemists. They repel predators with rapid-fire, precisely-aimed explosive discharges of a toxic chemical mix at over 100°C, earning them lead roles in media … Continue reading
In 2015 David Maddison blogged about a trip we took to meet Hilary Hacker in Northern California (A Love of Leptoferonia). It was so amazing to meet her after being an admirer of her field work and her publication on … Continue reading
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Anna Holden who recently wrote a guest post here on insects from the La Brea Tar Pits as paleoenvironmental indicators has a lot more stunning insect fossils that have turned up during her studies. She is looking for help to identify … Continue reading
I’ll be speaking tomorrow in a chemical ecology session about the carabid-Q project, in part. Here is a reduced size pdf of the slides for preview or review. Enjoy. kwill-ice-2016-presentation-v1_4-red
Draft copies of two posters on carabid phylogeny and chemical defense evolution available for viewing. Continue reading