What is stock assessment?

Whether you’re an angler, diver, conservationist, or just interested in fisheries, you’ve likely heard the term “stock assessment” before. What are stock assessments? How do they work? How do they inform management decisions? This publication provides information to the public and people serving in natural resource management agencies and working in outreach and Extension to show how fisheries management decisions are made. READ MORE

Chevroned Water Hyacinth Weevil Neochetina bruchi Hustache (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Neochetina bruchi Hustache is commonly referred to as the chevroned water hyacinth weevil and is a weed biological control agent used to control water hyacinth in more than 30 countries. READ MORE

A Bombardier Beetle Pheropsophus aequinoctialis (L.) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Carabidae)

Pheropsophus aequinoctialis (L.) is a carabid beetle in the tribe Brachinini that is native to parts of South and Central America. Ground beetles of this tribe are commonly referred to as bombardier beetles due to their ability to produce a powerful and hot defensive chemical spray directed at would-be predators. READ MORE

Setting Transparent Expectations for Successful Group Work

Regardless of workspace or class setting, group work has gotten a reputation for being less than pleasant. However, when individuals have the opportunity to prepare for group work via understanding their personal strengths, expectations, and perspectives, the not-so-popular group work can often turn into pleasant, productive, and collaborative engagement. READ MORE

Black Dwarf Honey Bee Apis andreniformis Smith, 1858 (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae)

The black dwarf honey bee is a small dark honey bee found in Southeast Asia. It is one of two honey bee species in the subgenus Micrapis, which includes its sister, the red dwarf honey bee, Apis florea. These are thought to be the most primitive honey bee species, demonstrated by their small colonies and open-nest construction. READ MORE