Bristol BioBlitz 2010 is complete!27 May 2010Visit the BioBlitz blog for videos and photos of what went on as we explored the hidden (and not so hidden) life at Blaise Castle Eastle.
Leverhulme-Royal Society Africa Award25 May 2010Climate change, overfishing, dam construction and water abstraction all threaten the river fish species of sub-Saharan Africa. By reconstructing the evolutionary history of Tanzanian river fishes a new project, led by Dr Martin Genner, will identify catchments and species of conservation importance. The research will be in collaboration with Dr Ben Ngatunga of the Tanzanian Fisheries Research Institute, and Prof. George Turner of Bangor University. The project will provide capacity-building training in research to Tanzanian scientists, and is funded by the Leverhulme Trust - Royal Society Africa Award scheme.
Baby corals dance their way home18 May 2010Baby corals find their way home in their first days as free-swimming larvae by listening to the noise of animals on the reef and actively swimming towards it, an international team of researchers working in the Caribbean has discovered. These findings raise new concerns for the future of coral reefs as increasing human noise pollution in the world’s oceans is masking reef sounds.
BMC Biology prize nomination13 May 2010A research paper by Lori Peacock and colleagues from Biological Sciences and Clinical Veterinary Science has been shortlisted for the BMC Biology prize for 2009.
Red crabs lead the way in endurance running6 May 2010Not even professional athletes would consider running a marathon without any training, but this is essentially what Christmas Island red crabs do every year, according to new research from the University of Bristol.
BBC2's Museum of Life features Bristol MSc tutors26 April 2010The BBC2 series Museum of Life, which follows the work of staff at London’s Natural History Museum, has been featuring several experts who also work as tutors on the University’s MSc in Ecology and Management of the Natural Environment.
Tackling livestock diseases in developing countries2 March 2010One of sixteen grants, worth a combined total of £13m, to tackle livestock diseases and the threat they pose to food security in developing countries has been awarded to Dr Eric Morgan of the School of Biological Sciences, along with colleagues in Scotland, Canada, South Africa and India.