CBER News and Events
Investigating bird persecution in Portugal
Publication date: 20 November 2015
Rewilding London - will we see otters in the Thames?
Publication date: 18 November 2015
CBER participate in a delegation to Brussels to meet with Commissioner Caneto, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy
Publication date: 12 November 2015
Georgina Mace joined a small delegation from the Royal Society to discuss the scientific evidence that might feed into discussions at the Paris Climate CoP meeting at the end of this month. The event is described in a blog by Dr Juliet Davenport on the Good Energy site.
Bat Detective World Tour
Publication date: 2 November 2015
Bat Detective, the online citizen science project founded by Professor Kate Jones at CBER in collaboration with Zooniverse, Bat Conservation Trust and Zoological Society of London, has announced a ‘World Tour’.
Georgina Mace comments on Ecomodernism
Publication date: 25 September 2015
The Breakthrough Institute is a think-tank/research institute based in California.
They have recently launched their ‘Ecomodernist manifesto’ which looks forward to technological innovations solving many of the environmental problems we face today, including energy security and the conservation of biodiversity.
Ben Collen wins Marsh Award
Publication date: 13 July 2015
Dr Ben Collen, was awarded the Zoological Society of London's Marsh Award for Conservation Biology. The Award is given to those who make a contribution to science and the application of animal species and habitat.
Prof Kate Jones talks to The Life Scientific
Publication date: 24 June 2015
Professor Kate Jones talks about her research on bats, conservation, and predicting zoonotic diseases on 'The Life Scientific' on BBC Radio 4 with Jim Al-Khalili, broadcast on 23rd June 2015.
Letter published in the Sunday Times
Publication date: 15 June 2015
Professor Georgina Mace, Director of CBER, wrote a letter which was published in the Sunday Times, in response to Steve Hilton's suggestion that climate change concerns were eclipsing species conservation.
BBC Wildlife Power List
Publication date: 15 June 2015
Popular wildlife magazine BBC Wildlife produced a power list for their May issue, listing the top 50 people who have contributed to the protection of the environment and conservation of species.
CBER Post-doc Lizzie Boakes publishes new paper
Publication date: 5 March 2015
CBER Post-doc Dr Lizzie Boakes, alongside Dr Ben Collen, has authored a paper entitled 'Inferring species extinction: the use of sighting records' which has been published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
Paper published by PhD Student Tim Lucas
Publication date: 4 March 2015
Estimating the absolute density of a species in an area is difficult. Did your survey count few individuals because the species is rare, or because it is easily missed? We have developed a method for estimating absolute density using data collected with camera traps and acoustic detectors. We tested the validity of the new method using spatial simulations. As sensors such as camera traps and acoustic detectors become more ubiquitous, the method will be increasingly useful for monitoring unmarked animal populations across broad spatial, temporal and taxonomic scales.
Human activity puts Earth’s systems at risk
Publication date: 16 January 2015
A paper coauthored by CBER's Director, Professor Georgina Mace, was published in Science today.
NERC Short Course - Species Distribution Modelling Videos
Publication date: 14 January 2015
The set of talks which were filmed over two days in November 2014, which introduces the field of Species Distribution Modelling (also called Ecological Niche Modelling) are now available to view via YouTube.
Ant Colony Size Predicts Division of Labour
Publication date: 27 August 2014
A new report published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, by CBER, ZSL and UEA student Henry Ferguson-Gow found that the division of labour within an ant colony depends on the colony size.
New NERC short courses available
Publication date: 11 August 2014
CBER has recently been awarded funding by NERC to run two short courses;