Welcome to the institute

 

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.

Starting in January 2016 – and for several months – this website will be only minimally maintained. However, the four research groups which constitute the Biodiversity Institute are still as active as ever. Please check their websites for more information and their contact details:

The Biodiversity Group Logo  The Biodiversity Group
  The Interdisciplinary Centre for Science

And watch out for updates about our next biosymposium, to be held in January 2017!


Latest news

OxLEL in British Society of Soil Science Annual Meeting

December 22, 2015

Main image for OxLEL in British Society of Soil Science Annual Meeting Hsiao-Hang Tao, of the Oxford Long-Term Ecology Lab, presented her DPhil project on sustainable soil management of oil palm ecosystem, at the Annual meeting of British Society ... Continue reading...

Kathy Willis interview on BBC’s The Life Scientific

November 20, 2015

Main image for Kathy Willis interview on BBC’s The Life Scientific The wide-ranging interview with Presenter Jim Al-Khalili  on BBC Radio 4 The Life Scientific covers Kathy’s academic career in biodiversity focussing on plants and their environments from ... Continue reading...

New paper about extinctions in Amazonian bird communities

November 6, 2015

Main image for New paper about extinctions in Amazonian bird communities Tom Bregman (Biodiversity Group alumnus now based at the Global Canopy Programme) published a paper in Ecology titled ‘Species interactions regulate the collapse of biodiversity ... Continue reading...

Collaborations

October 6, 2015

Main image for Collaborations In late September the Community Ecology Research group hosted Prof Vojtech Novotny (Czech Academy of Sciences and Binatang Research Centre (BRC), Papua New Guinea), and Salape Tulai and Joachim ... Continue reading...

Remote assessment of locally important ecological features across landscapes: how representative of reality?

August 14, 2015

Main image for Remote assessment of locally important ecological features across landscapes: how representative of reality? A recently published paper in Ecological Applications describes the local ecological footprinting tool (LEFT), which uses globally available databases, modelling, and algorithms to remotely assess locally important ... Continue reading...

Professor Kathy Willis is the winner of the 2015 Michael Faraday Prize

July 21, 2015

Main image for Professor Kathy Willis is the winner of the 2015 Michael Faraday Prize Congratulations to Kathy Willis, former director of the Biodiversity Institute, on being awarded the 2015 Michael Faraday Prize from the Royal Society for her excellent work ... Continue reading...

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