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I’m Carin – a biologist, writer, and philosopher. My life is an eclectic combination of science communication, global adventures, lecturing, writing, and presenting.

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  • allomothering and adoptive mothers
    Animal Parenting

    Adoptive Mothers In The Animal Kingdom

    When a non-biological mother takes over complete care of an orphaned infant, it represents a great commitment. Biologically speaking, it doesn’t make sense for a mother to provide an abundance of care to an unrelated [...]
  • brood parasitism in cuckoos
    Animal Parenting

    Brood Parasitism

    Brood parasitism is a parenting strategy in which birds do not brood their own eggs or tend to their own offspring once those eggs hatch. The eggs are deposited into the nests of other females [...]

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food pyramid
Animal Nutrition

Why Humans Need A Food Pyramid

February 27, 2019 1
Do Humans Really Need A Food Pyramid? Humans are introduced to the food pyramid at a very early age. It tells us the approximate percentage of fruits, vegetables, dairy, grains, and meat we should eat. […]
parasitic infection in primates
Animal Health

How Do Primates Deal With Parasitic Infections?

February 20, 2019 0
Parasitic infections are an unfortunate part of life for most animals, humans included. Without the (unnaturally sterile) human standards of hygiene, our primate cousins contract parasites much more commonly. Humans treat parasitic infections with vaccinations […]
Wild Sex on Valentines Day
Public Talks & Events

Wild Sex On Valentines Day

February 14, 2019 0
Can you think of a better way to spend Valentines Day? This morning I was in Vancouver on Breakfast TV to talk about “romance” in the animal kingdom. We discussed stickleback fish, foam nesting tree […]
Dr. Carin Bondar