Hoping that parasites do not get left out of the whole "International Year of Biodiversity" thing, I have started a new site, "Parasite of the Day". I'm appealing to my parasitology colleagues to contribute - and to anyone with a favorite parasite to nominate it. Today's parasite is Plasmodium minuoviride, a cool lizard malaria that Chris Austin and I described last year. Go to the new parasite-of-the-day site to find out why.
Dechronization is authored by evolutionary biologists interested in the development and application of methods for estimating phylogeny and making phylogeny-based inferences. The goal of the blog is to provide a forum for discussion of the latest research and methods, while also providing anecdotes, tidbits of natural history, and other related information.