Extraordinary history revealed in new book on Bristol Zoo7 March 2018Our changing relationship with the wild and animals at the world’s oldest surviving provincial zoo is uncovered in a new book published today (Tuesday 6 March) by Dr Andy Flack, Teaching Fellow in Modern History at the University of Bristol.
Caterpillar warning system also helps it disappear27 February 2018The distinctive orange and black striping of the cinnabar moth caterpillar not only acts as a warning, but helps it disappear from potential predators at a distance, University of Bristol researchers have discovered.
Plants are given a new family tree16 February 2018A new genealogy of plant evolution, led by researchers at the University of Bristol, shows that the first plants to conquer land were a complex species, challenging long-held assumptions about plant evolution.
CONNECTED network begins with energetic UK Launch Conference 12 February 2018Dozens of scientists from 11 African countries joined scores from the UK and elsewhere for the inaugural conference of a ground-breaking project that brings together world-leading researchers to tackle vector-borne plant disease that devastates crops in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Ray-finned fishes: natural born survivors6 February 2018Scientists from the University of Bristol have revealed that ray-finned fishes are perhaps one of Earth’s most resilient groups of animals, having survived four mass extinction events that wiped out many other groups.
When did flowers originate?5 February 2018Flowering plants likely originated between 149 and 256 million years ago according to new UCL-led research, co-authored by the University of Bristol.
Scientists grapple with worms to improve co-existence with wildlife in Africa29 January 2018Farming at the border of National Parks in Africa can lead to conflict with wildlife, due to the belief that wild animals bring disease, prey upon livestock, and damage crops. In an unexpected twist, research conducted by the University of Bristol and Queen’s University Belfast with the charity ‘Elephants for Africa’ and the University of Pretoria has found that grazing livestock with wildlife may benefit farmers by reducing parasitic disease.