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Climate change threatens hotspots of genetic diversity

1 August 2013

Past climates shaped the current hotspots of genetic diversity for the grey long-eared bat, one of the UK’s rarest mammals, but future climate change threatens these biodiversity hotspots, according to researchers from the University of Bristol, working in collaboration with scientists from the University of Sheffield and from across Europe.

Largest bony fish ever lived during the age of dinosaurs

23 July 2013

Giant fish that could grow up to 16m long roamed the seas 165 million years ago, new research from the University of Bristol suggests.

Live question and answer session with our experts

22 July 2013

Professor of Biogeochemistry Rich Pancost, also the new Director of the Cabot Institute, will be on hand to answer questions about the Climate Change programme between 1pm and 2pm. Alongside him will be Dr Malcolm Fairbrother, Lecturer in Global Policy and Politics and Director of the Environmental Policy programme.

New multi-million pound health research institute launched today

22 July 2013

Innovative medical research is key to addressing the most challenging health problems of the 21st century. A new multi-million health research institute, launched today [22 July] at the University of Bristol, will accelerate the translation of medical research into new treatments and therapies to benefit patients.

Professor Tom Dunne begins research visit

18 July 2013

Professor Tom Dunne of the University of California Santa Barbara has just commenced a 6 month research visit to the School funded by the Leverhulme Trust to work on large river systems with the Hydrology Research group. Professor Dunne is one of the world’s leading fluvial geomorphologists with unparalleled expertise in field and theoretical studies of large river systems.

Sustainable landscapes for the future

18 July 2013

Academic researchers and representatives from across the landscape industry are meeting at the University of Bristol this week to discuss how to improve the sustainability of managed landscapes.

New study indicates need for continuous satellite monitoring of ice sheets to better predict sea-level rise

15 July 2013

The length of the satellite record for the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets is currently too short to tell if the recently reported speed-up of ice loss will be sustained in the future or if it results from natural processes, according to a new study led by Dr Bert Wouters from the University of Bristol.

Link between quantum physics and game theory found

12 July 2013

A deep link between two seemingly unconnected areas of modern science - quantum physics and game theory - is described by researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Geneva in a paper published in Nature Communications.

Solitary lemurs avoid danger with a little help from the neighbours

5 July 2013

An endangered species of Madagascan lemur uses the alarm calls of birds and other lemurs to warn it of the presence of predators, a new study by researchers from the University of Bristol and Bristol Zoo with the University of Torino has found. This is the first time this phenomenon has been observed in a solitary and nocturnal lemur species.

Minister discovers world-leading quantum science in Bristol

5 July 2013

Universities and science minister David Willetts has paid a visit to the world’s quietest laboratory to learn about quantum technologies – an area of science and engineering which is widely believed to have a profound impact on the economy and society in the future.