Life: The Excitement of Biology

A journal promoting the in-depth understanding of all forms of life


LEB 7(1) 2019

Santiago-Blay – Editorial: The First Six Years (2013-2018) of Life: The Excitement of Biology

Cabrera, Harmsen, and Vélez – The Effect of Shade Houses on the Insect Pests and Yield of Three Important Plant Crops in Puerto Rico: Pepper, Capsicum annuum (Solanaceae), Watermelon, Citrullus lanatus (Cucurbitaceae), and Cabbage, Brassica oleracea (Brassicaceae)

Laboy-Nieves and Santiago-Blay – UV-Induced Fluorescence of Two Puerto Rican Endemic Arthropods: The Harvestman, Yunquenus portoricanus and the Millipede, Spirobolellus richmondi

Hribar – Brighton Clark “Bugs” Cain (1897 – 1951): A Man Who Inspired Children to Love Insects

Saul – Geographical and Biological Origin of the Influenza Pandemic of 1918: Update and Correction

Santiago-Blay – Book Review – The Spark of Leaning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion by Sarah Rose Cavanagh


LEB 6(4) 2018

Chen – Social Behavior and Structure in Wild and Captive Groups of the African Wild Dog, Lycaon pictus (Temminck, 1820) (Carnivora: Canidae)

Santiago-Blay (Rapporteur), Do One Good Thing for Bees Today: Twenty-five Facts about North American Wild Bees

Santiago-Blay – Book Review Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Santiago-Blay – Index Volume 6 (2018) of Life: The Excitement of Biology




LEB 6(3) 2018

Pearson, K. C. – Will Culling the Northwest Atlantic Gray Seal Population, Halichoerus grypus (Fabricius, 1791) (Carnivora: Phocidae) on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA Reduce the Risk of Human-White Shark Encounters? LEB6(3)

Ye, W. – Shell Selection of the Hermit Crab, Pagurus longicarpus Say (Crustacea: Decapoda: Paguroidea), in Response to Acid-Treated Shells: A Laboratory Study LEB6(3)

Santiago-Blay, J. A. Erratum. Obituary. Juan Cristián Orrego-Benavente (January 31, 1944 Santiago, Chile – December 12, 2018 San Salvador, El Salvador) – LEB6(3)


LEB 6(2) 2018

Petrulevicius – A New Malachite Damselfly (Synlestidae: Odonata) from the Eocene of Patagonia, Argentina

Saul – Homosexuality as a Necessary Outcome of Variation 6(2)

Santiago-Blay and Shaffer – Introducing Mathematics in
Non-Science Majors Biology Courses Using MathBench 6(2)

Santiago-Blay et al. – Obituary Juan Cristián Orrego-Benavente (January 31, 1944 Santiago, Chile – December 12, 2018 San Salvador, El Salvador) 6(2)

Miapeh – Jerubbaal International Inc.: Bridging the Gap Between the Needy and Humanitarians in Liberia, Africa 6(2)

Santiago-Blay – Book Review – Du Iz Tak? 6(2)


LEB 6(1) 2018

Santiago-Blay, J. A. Editorial: The First Five Years (2013-2017) of Life: The Excitement of Biology

Saul, J. M. Geographical and Biological Origin of the Influenza Pandemic of 1918. 

Fitzhugh, K. Science and Religion: Compatible or Incompatible Explanatory Realms?


LEB 5(4) 2017

Rios-Franceschi, A. and R. L. Joglar. Harmonics:_Rediscovering Eleutherodactylus Vocalizations. LEB 5(4):173-180

Erbey, M. and S. Candan. Comparative Morphology of the Endophallus (Male Internal Genitalia) in Eight Species of the Genus Lixus Fabricius, 1801 (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Lixinae): A Scanning Electron Microscopy Study. LEB 5(4):181-193.

Hribar, L. J.  New Locality Records for Four Species of Lower Diptera in the Florida Keys, Florida, USA. LEB 5(4):194-195.

Santiago-Blay, J. A.  Index for Volume 5 of Life: The Excitement of Biology. LEB 5(4)196-197.


LEB 5(3) 2017

Kocak and Okutaner – Koçak and Atılay Okutaner_Some Cytogenetic Methods for the Investigation of Insect Chromosomes and Their Implications for Research in Systematic Entomology

Brisola_Marcondes_and_Carvalho Pinto_- A Practical and Inexpensive Device for the Manipulation of Mosquitoes and Other Small Insects

Friedman et al. -Late Cretaceous Amber in Texas: Chemical Characterization and Paleoenvironment 

Santiago-Blay – The Bad Food Bible. How and Why to Eat Sinfully by Aaron Carroll (MD), with a Foreword by Nina Teicholz

Howe_- Intrinsic Value



LEB 5(2) 2017

McCallum – Are We Ignoring a Serious, Preventable Occupational Health Risk Among Life Scientists in Academia? 

Lechner – Orchelimum gladiator Bruner, 1891: An Addition to the Prey
Record of the Great Black Wasp, Sphex pensylvanicus Linnaeus, 1763 (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae: Sphecinae)


LEB 5(1) 2017

Santiago-Blay 2017a Editorial: The First Four Years (2013-2016) of
Life: The Excitement of Biology

Slama and Santiago-Blay 2017 Terrestrial Insects with Tracheae Breath by
Actively Regulating Ventilatory Movements: Physiological Similarities to Humans

Santiago-Blay_2017b Book Review Green Universe: A Microscopic Voyage into the Plant Cell by Stephen Blackmore 


LEB 4(4) 2016

Rodríguez-Ferrer et al. LEB 4(4) Abundance of the Common Bottlenose Dolphin,
Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) (Mammalia: Artiodactyla:
Delphinidae) off the South and West Coasts of Puerto Rico

Nuñez-Rodríguez and Liria – Geometric Morphometrics Sexual Dimorphism in Three Forensically- Important Species of Blow Fly (Diptera: Calliphoridae)

Hribar – Where Was Grasmere, Florida, USA? 

Santiago-Blay – Book Review – Modern Poisons: A Brief Introduction to Contemporary Toxicology by Alan S. Kolok

Santiago-Blay – ORCID

Santiago-Blay – Errata

Santiago-Blay – Index Volume 4