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Study finds the evolution of marine crocodilians was constrained by ocean temperatures

19 August 2014

The ancestors of today's crocodiles colonised the seas during warm phases and became extinct during cold phases, according to a new Anglo-French study which establishes a link between marine crocodilian diversity and the evolution of sea temperature over a period of more than 140 million years.

Butterflies evolve narrower diets in response to climate change

19 August 2014

A UK butterfly species has responded to recent climate change by evolving a narrower diet, new research from the University of Bristol has found.

How the Asian monsoon affects methane emissions

19 August 2014

Scientists at the Cabot Institute have shown how changes in the Asian monsoon affected emissions of methane, a prominent greenhouse gas, from the Tibetan Plateau.

Cabot academic awarded Royal Society fellowship

12 August 2014

Three academics from the University of Bristol have been awarded prestigious fellowships from the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science including Cabot Institute member Prof Alistair Hetherington.

Cosmic-ray technology to be used in new project to investigate UK soil moisture

12 August 2014

Led by Dr Rafael Rosolem in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol, a NERC-funded project AMUSED [A MUlti-scale Soil moisture-Evapotranspiration Dynamics study] employs new innovative technology for soil moisture monitoring using cosmic-rays sensors

Man-made noise makes eels more susceptible to predators

7 August 2014

Despite their reputation as slippery customers, a new study has shown that eels are losing the fight to survive when faced with marine noise pollution such as that of passing ships.

Volcano team get measure of threat to Great Rift Valley

7 August 2014

Little known volcanoes in one of Africa’s most stunning locations are to be explored in a bid to understand the threat they pose to life, livelihood and the landscape.

Dani Schmidt interviewed in Chemistry World article on ocean acidification

5 August 2014

The Cabot Institute's Global Change theme lead, Dr Dani Schmidt, has been interviewed by Chemistry World and appears in an article on ocean acidification.

Bristol Bright Night illuminates city science

1 August 2014

Bristol’s streets are set to be transformed into a living laboratory of innovation and experimentation as Bristol Bright Night sweeps through the city for the very first time.

Solar ‘super-storms’ pose a catastrophic threat to humanity

1 August 2014

Solar ‘super-storms’ pose a catastrophic and long-lasting threat to life on Earth if they continue to go unnoticed, a space expert has warned.