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Winter 2017

A peek inside the Winter 2017 edition

In this issue, ‘Going to Ground’:

  • Torpor and hibernation: two energy-saving strategies that help mammals survive
  • Australian trapdoor spiders are remarkably long-lived master architects
  • A miniaturised microbiome is necessary for deep-space refuges away from Earth, but is it even possible?
  • How echidnas operate as ecosystem engineers
  • Venom is a functional trait that is far more complex than it seems
  • Will giving wild places the same rights as humans make politicians listen?

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