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Animals should use short, fast movements to avoid being located 16 January 2020 Most animals need to move, whether this is to seek out food, shelter or a mate. New research has shown that movement doesn't always break camouflage and if an animal needs to move, animals that are unpatterned and use short, fast movements are less likely to be located by predators.
  • Animals should use short, fast movements to avoid being located 16 January 2020 Most animals need to move, whether this is to seek out food, shelter or a mate. New research has shown that movement doesn't always break camouflage and if an animal needs to move, animals that are unpatterned and use short, fast movements are less likely to be located by predators.
  • Animals reduce the symmetry of their markings to improve camouflage 16 January 2020 Some forms of camouflage have evolved in animals to exploit a loophole in the way predators perceive their symmetrical markings. The University of Bristol findings, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B today [15 Jan], describe how animals have evolved to mitigate this defensive disadvantage in their colouration.
  • Sustainable student start-up raises £2.35 million in seed funding 13 January 2020 A group of University of Bristol alumni have secured £2.35 million in seed funding to grow and develop their award-winning, climate-crisis-combatting farming company LettUs Grow, in an investment round led by Longwall Venture Partners LLP.
  • Protecting two key regions in Belize could save threatened jaguar, say scientists 7 January 2020 Scientists studying one of the largest populations of jaguars in Central Belize have identified several wildlife corridors that should be protected to help the species survival. The study, led by the University of Bristol and the American Museum of Natural History and published in BMC Genetics, provide a new insight into where conservation efforts should be concentrated.
  • Celebrating sustainability: growing our campus tree cover 9 December 2019 The University of Bristol has pledged to plant 1,600 trees in 2020 as part of its continued effort to take action on climate change.
  • Sounds of the past give new hope for coral reef restoration 29 November 2019 Young fish can be drawn to degraded coral reefs by loudspeakers playing the sounds of healthy reefs, according to new research published today [29 November] in Nature Communications.
  • Animal embryos evolved before animals 28 November 2019 A new study by an international team of researchers, led by scientists from the University of Bristol and Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, has discovered that animal-like embryos evolved long before the first animals appear in the fossil record.
  • Changes in oxygen concentrations in our ocean can disrupt fundamental biological cycles 26 November 2019 New research led by scientists at the University of Bristol has shown that the feedback mechanisms that were thought to keep the marine nitrogen cycle relatively stable over geological time can break down when oxygen levels in the ocean decline significantly.
  • University commits significant funding to research global challenges 15 November 2019 The University of Bristol has committed £800,000 from its Quality Related (QR) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) allocation to support research activities with partners in low and middle income countries.
  • Discriminating diets of meat-eating dinosaurs 4 November 2019 A big problem with dinosaurs is that there seem to be too many meat-eaters. From studies of modern animals, there is a feeding pyramid, with plants at the bottom, then plant-eaters, and then meat-eaters at the top.
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