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    Identifying the ecological and evolutionary processes that underpin the resilience and persistence of biodiversity
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    Regions outside of reserves account for 88% of the earth’s terrestrial surface and 98% of marine areas
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    Designing novel uses of technology for practical biodiversity conservation
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    A new study has found that species living together are not forced to evolve differently to avoid competing with each other.

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.

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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...

Rice, Rain, and Harvests: How Vision and Collaboration Can Put Climate Adaptation into Action

February 12, 2014

By Jessica Thorn. Originally published in the Landscape Blog.  Jessica Thorn, of the Systemic Integrated Adaptation program of CCAF (Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security) ... Continue reading...

New appointments for Elizabeth Jeffers

January 21, 2014

Main image for New appointments for Elizabeth Jeffers Elizabeth Jeffers, of the Biodiversity Institute, was recently appointed to be the course director of the DTP (Doctoral Training Partnership) in Environmental Research and as a ... Continue reading...

Species interactions and the structure of complex communication networks

January 13, 2014

Main image for Species interactions and the structure of complex communication networks A study, by the Biodiversity Institute's Joe Tobias and Nathalie Seddon and their colleagues, suggests that the dawn chorus of Amazonian birdsong is a network of social communication within and ... Continue reading...

Species coexistence and the dynamics of phenotypic evolution in adaptive radiation

January 9, 2014

Main image for Species coexistence and the dynamics of phenotypic evolution in adaptive radiation A new study has found that species living together are not forced to evolve differently to avoid competing with each other, challenging a theory that has held since ... Continue reading...

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