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.
Starting in January 2016 – and for several months – this website will be only minimally maintained. However, the four research groups which constitute the Biodiversity Institute are still as active as ever. Please check their websites for more information and their contact details:
And watch out for updates about our next biosymposium, to be held in January 2017!
October 6, 2015
In late September the Community Ecology Research group hosted Prof Vojtech Novotny (Czech Academy of Sciences and Binatang Research Centre (BRC), Papua New Guinea), and Salape Tulai and Joachim ... Continue reading...
August 14, 2015
A recently published paper in Ecological Applications describes the local ecological footprinting tool (LEFT), which uses globally available databases, modelling, and algorithms to remotely assess locally important ... Continue reading...
July 21, 2015
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...