23 January 2014
Marine ecosystems – especially in nutrient-starved areas of the ocean – are very sensitive to abrupt climate change, according to new research from the University of Bristol.
05 January 2014
Factors determining the frequency and magnitude of volcanic phenomena have been uncovered by an international team of researchers, including Professor Jon Blundy and Dr Catherine Annen from the University’s School of Earth Sciences.
13 December 2013
A full-size replica of Bristol's very own dinosaur Thecodontosaurus was unveiled at the University of Bristol's Wills Memorial Building today where it will go on permanent display to the public.
11 December 2013
University of Bristol researcher Dr Elena Couce will cycle around one of the most diverse areas of our oceans on a 14 month mission to raise awareness of climate change and marine conservation.
06 December 2013
A historic library at the heart of the University of Bristol has been brought into the 21st Century thanks to a £3.1 million refurbishment, which has been unveiled by the UK’s most senior female judge.
02 December 2013
Why beaks evolved in some theropod dinosaurs and what their function might have been is the subject of new research by an international team of palaeontologists published this week in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences).
14 November 2013
The acidity of the world’s ocean may increase by around 170 per cent by the end of the century bringing significant economic losses, according to a major new international report. People who rely on the ocean’s ecosystem services – often in developing countries – are especially vulnerable.
16 October 2013
For decades, it was thought that our skeleton and all its characteristic bony tissues originated in the predators, known as ‘conodonts’. However new research, led by the University of Bristol and published today in Nature, shows that they were evolutionary copy-cats who evolved tooth-like structures and tissues independently of other vertebrates. The origin of our skeleton is to be found in the armour of our mud-slurping ancestors who evolved bony armour to protect themselves from such predators.
11 September 2013
New research has revealed the hidden past of crocodiles, showing for the first time how these fierce reptiles evolved and survived in a dinosaur dominated world.
05 September 2013
Bristol's very own dinosaur Thecodontosaurus will be brought to life on the city's Harbourside this autumn when local artist Robert Nicholls and Pedro Viegas from the University of Bristol build a full-size replica of the beast, based on the very latest scientific discoveries about how it would have looked when it roamed around Bristol 210 million years ago.