Mammal bias, insect consciousness and fruit fly control

Thursday, 5 May 2016 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Baby koala vs a bunch of ghost bats (Photos by Erik Veland and Mark Marathon respectively, via Wikimedia Commons)

Can ugly animals compete with the good and the bad for research and conservation funding? Manisha discusses a recent article in Mammal Review.

Chris looks at whether insects have a unique view of the world and what this tells us about the evolution of consciousness.

And Stu combines the concepts of studying insects and researching pest animals, and talks to Ernie Steiner from the WA Department of Agriculture about breeding sterile fruit flies.

Lost in Science team
Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
Entertaining news and discussion about research that has impact on society and providing a wide range of science and technology news. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.

Presenter

Chris Lassig, Stuart Burns and Claire Farrugia.

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