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Don't accept the chauvinistic tradition that labels our era the age of mammals. This is the age of arthropods. They outnumber us by any criterion – by species, by individuals, by prospects for evolutionary continuation.
— , 1988 Stephen Jay Gould
by Wanderer above the Sea of Fog Caspar David Friedrich
Me, Myself and I
Canadian and Quebecer .
I have a
B.Sc. in biology by problem-based learning from the Université du Québec à Montréal.
I have a M.Sc. in plant science, but focused on insects, from McGill University with the Neotropical Environment Option in collaboration with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
I am working towards a Ph.D. in biology, in the Ecology, Evolution and Behavior program at Indiana University Bloomington.
I am mainly interested in
biology, especially entomology and behavioural ecology, insect evolution, but also entomophagy (not quite biology). I usually find most science subjects interesting. I like to cook and eat well. Excluding Wikipedia, my spare time goes to photography (especially insect macro, see my Flickr account), do what I can for the planet, reading (especially fantasy & fiction), listening to music (especially celtic, celtic fusion, alternative rock, folk-rock and rock en español), and watching anime.
Things I used to spell wrong:
originally (takes two l's)
characterized (takes an h)
addresses (takes two d's)
 captioned (takes one n)
 species (the singular is also species)
dependent (does not take an a)
Manual to finding scientific name etymology
Finding the etymology of scientific names can sometimes be challenging, here are a few tricks I've gathered to help:
Stern, William (2005). Plant Names Explained: Botanical Terms and Their Meaning. Horticulture Books. ISBN 1558707476.
Stearn, William T. (2004). Botanical Latin. Timber Press. ISBN 0881926272.
Brown, Roland Wilbur (2000). Composition of Scientific Words. Smithsonian Books. ISBN 1560988487.
Borror, Donald J. (1988). Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms. Mayfield Publishing Company. ISBN 0874840538. 
(See User_talk:Pengo/archive_4#Latin_name for attribution)