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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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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...

Hidden impacts of logging (Nature News and Views)

July 14, 2015

Main image for Hidden impacts of logging (Nature News and Views) Joe Tobias, Research Associate with the Biodiversity Institute, reviews recent research revealing the impacts of selective timber harvesting on the abundance of tropical birds, showing how ... Continue reading...

Eleanor Bath wins Oxford round of Three Minute Thesis competition

June 30, 2015

Main image for Eleanor Bath wins Oxford round of Three Minute Thesis competition The Biodiversity Institute's Eleanor Bath has won the Oxford round of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with her presentation about fruit fly copulation and aggression. A ... Continue reading...

OXTALENT prize for Milton Barbosa

June 19, 2015

Main image for OXTALENT prize for Milton Barbosa Congratulations to Milton Barbosa, PhD student at the Community Ecology Research Group, for winning an OXTALENT prize for the best conference poster, titled ‘The role of ... Continue reading...

New data means cotton farmers can make a more informed choice of crop

June 9, 2015

Main image for New data means cotton farmers can make a more informed choice of crop A study of smallholder farmers in Maharashtra state, India, has found that under rain-fed conditions, farmers growing Asiatic cotton can obtain similar revenue and profit to farmers ... Continue reading...

Biodiversity and climate change: what happens when we turn up the heat on nature?

March 13, 2015

Main image for Biodiversity and climate change: what happens when we turn up the heat on nature?   Yesterday Dr Nathalie Seddon, Director of the Biodiversity Institute, gave a talk at the Oxford Martin School about biodiversity and climate change. In her talk Dr ... Continue reading...

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