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Handicaps, Honesty and VisibilityWhy Are Ornaments Always Exaggerated?
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:30:30 +0000
Sexual selection is a form of natural selection that favours traits that increase mating success, often at the expense of survival. It is responsible for a huge variety of characteristics and behaviours we observe in nature, and most conspicuously, sexual selection explains the elaborate ornaments such as the antlers of red deer and the tail […]
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PREDICTS Project: Land-Use Change Doesn’t Impact All Biodiversity Equally
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:17:53 +0000
Humans are destroying, degrading and depleting our tropical forests at an alarming rate. Every minute, an area of Amazonian rainforest equivalent to 50 football pitches is cleared of its trees, vegetation and wildlife. Across the globe, tropical and sub-tropical forests are being cut down to make way for expanding towns and cities, for agricultural land […]
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Calculated Risks: Foraging and Predator Avoidance in Rodents
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:07:08 +0000
Finding food is one of the most important tasks for any animal – most animal activity is focused on this job. But finding food usually involves some risks – leaving the safety of your burrow or nest to go out into a dangerous world full of predators, disease and natural hazards. Animals should therefore be […]
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Applying Metabolic Scaling Laws to Predicting Extinction Risk
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:32:49 +0000
The Earth is warming. That much were are now certain of. A major challenge for scientists hoping to ameliorate the effect of this on biodiversity is to predict how temperature increases will affect populations. Predicting the responses of species living in complex ecosystems and heterogenous environments is a difficult task, but one starting point is […]
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The Importance of Size in the Evolution of Complexity in Ants
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:14:37 +0000
Ants are amongst the most abundant and successful species on Earth. They live in complex, cooperative societies, construct elaborate homes and exhibit many of the hallmarks of our own society. Some ants farm crops, others tend livestock. Many species have a major impact on the ecosystems they live in, dispersing seeds, consuming huge quantities of […]
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Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment
The Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment brings together scientists with shared interests in genetics, evolutionary and environmental biology.
It traces its origins to the Department of Comparative Anatomy, founded in 1826 and incorporates the Galton Laboratory.
Current research in the Department includes evolutionary and environmental biology, genetics including human genetics, and systems and theoretical biology.
Adelie Penguins Booth Island © Collen
Amphiura Larval Skeleton © Oliveri
Death fluorescence in C. elegans © Coburn/Gems
Gene Expression Data © Bahler
Wildtype Sz. pombe strains
Sea Urchin Cilia © Oliveri
Natalus stramineus © Zamora-Gutierrez
spACE2 © Oliver Davis
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