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 in science communication. Former winners include Brian Cox, Jim Al-Khalili and David Attenborough.

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 video of Eleanor’s talk will now be submitted for the semi-finals of the national competition, which will take place from 13 July. The final will take place at ... 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 growing genetically modified American cotton (Bt American cotton). The research, published today in Nature Plants, found that farmers growing Bt American cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) obtained slightly higher ... Continue reading...

Thank you for a successful Biosymposium 2015

January 12, 2015

Main image for Thank you for a successful Biosymposium 2015 Many thanks to all those who took part in this year's biosymposium! With over 300 people in attendance and an electrifying set of talks, the meeting was a huge success. You can download (as PDFs) some of the presentations from the symposium here.

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 effects vary with logging practices and species traits, and offering a framework for managing impacts on biodiversity. The review was published in Nature's News & Views on July 9.

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 an abundant species in food web structure’. You can see the poster in more detail and find out more on the OXTALENT page

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 Seddon discussed how biodiversity is under increasing threat from both a rapidly warming climate and the degradation and loss of natural habitats. All signs are that we are ... Continue reading...

Herizo Andrianandrasana has been awarded the 2014 Tusk Award for Emerging Leaders in Conservation

December 2, 2014

Herizo Andrianandrasana, a DPhil student in the Oxford Long-Term Ecology & Resource Stewardship Group, led by Professor Kathy Willis and part of the Biodiversity Institute, has won the 2014 Tusk Award for emerging leaders in conservation – an award sponsored by Land Rover. The award was presented to Herizo on 25th November by ... Continue reading...

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