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  and register here for early bird tickets and poster presentations: http://bit.ly/1xS1Hzi 

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 water. In this review the authors, including the Biodiversity Institute's Joseph Tobias, find evidence suggesting that production forests retain most ecosystem functions and services, and that they ... 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...

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 month post in Global Macroecology (see details, vacancy ID: 115161). Applications can only be made online.  

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...

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