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 the Royal Society on February 26th. The award was given in the category Important Conservation Paper, for the study "Targeting global conservation funding to limit immediate ... 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 Departmental Lecturer in Long Term Ecology. As Course Director she will develop the multi-disciplinary curriculum and training programme for the DTP, deliver and organise the training programme ... 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 Darwin's Origin of Species. The team, led by Dr Joe Tobias of the Biodiversity Institute and the Edward Grey Institute, found that although bird species occurring ... Continue reading...

NaturETrade LIFE+ project launches in Copenhagen

October 28, 2013

Main image for NaturETrade LIFE+ project launches in Copenhagen The Naturetrade project officially started with a kick off meeting at European Union offices in Copenhagen on October 21. The project is being led by the Biodiversity Institute with the support of the Sylva Foundation. Dr Peter Long (University of Oxford) and Alistair Yeomans (Sylva Foundation) attended the meeting, and gave a presentation on the scope ... 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) reports on an impact evaluation study that was conducted in Nepal in recent months. Her research assesses the impact of adaptations to land management of smallholders ... 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 between species as species signalling together in time and space used signals that were more similar than expected by chance, contrary to the traditional view that such ... Continue reading...

Kathy Willis group awarded one of eleven new ESPA grants

November 7, 2013

Main image for Kathy Willis group awarded one of eleven new ESPA grants Kathy Willis and Alexandros Gasparatos have been successful in the current round of ESPA (Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation) grants. The project is entitled “Unravelling biofuel impacts on ecosystem services, human wellbeing and poverty alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa”. The aim of their interdisciplinary project is to provide clear empirical evidence on whether, and how, biofuel ... Continue reading...

Andrew Gosler awarded £600k to develop the Ethno-ornithology World Archive.

August 20, 2013

Main image for Andrew Gosler awarded £600k to develop the Ethno-ornithology World Archive. Dr Andy Gosler of the Departments of Zoology and School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography and an Associate of the Biodiversity Institute, has been awarded a £600k grant by the Arts & Humanities Research Council to develop EWA – The Ethno-ornithology World Archive in collaboration with Birdlife International, Lynx Edicions and the Endangered Languages Archive ... Continue reading...

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