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Oxford University has real excellence and expertise in biodiversity that is present in a number of social and natural science departments. The Biodiversity Institute focuses these existing biodiversity research strengths to create a strong collaborative research outfit that not only takes a lead in the science of biodiversity but also develops the frameworks, structures and novel technologies to implement this science into management and policy.

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Biosymposium 2015

January 12, 2015

Main image for Biosymposium 2015 Many thanks to all those who took part in this year's biosymposium! With over 300 people in attendance and an electrifying set of talks, the meeting was a ... Continue reading...

Herizo Andrianandrasana has been awarded the 2014 Tusk Award for Emerging Leaders in Conservation

December 2, 2014

Herizo Andrianandrasana, a DPhil student in the Oxford Long-Term Ecology & Resource Stewardship Group, led by Professor Kathy Willis and part of the Biodiversity Institute, has ... Continue reading...

Biosymposium programme finalised

October 17, 2014

We have finalised the programme for our next biosymposium. See here for exciting international lineup: http://bit.ly/1sLaPGS... Continue reading...

Two postdoctoral positions available

September 30, 2014

We are advertising two postdoctoral posts, to start as soon as possible: a 12-24 month post in Conservation Modelling (see details, vacancy ID: 115389) and a 12 ... Continue reading...

Maintaining ecosystem function and services in logged tropical forests

August 12, 2014

Main image for Maintaining ecosystem function and services in logged tropical forests A new paper explores the impact of selective tropical logging on ecosystem functioning within biological communities and on the key forest services of carbon storage, evapotranspiration, and ... Continue reading...

Inaugural RSPB award given to conservation research paper

March 12, 2014

Main image for Inaugural RSPB award given to conservation research paper The Biodiversity Institute's Anthony Waldron and his co-authors from England, Canada and the USA were awarded an inaugural Conservation Medal by the RSPB in a ceremony at ... Continue reading...

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