Gee Research Blog
The Best of Both Worlds:Planning for Ecosystem Win-Wins
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 12:25:44 +0000
The normal and healthy function of ecosystems is not only of importance in conserving biodiversity, it is of utmost importance for human wellbeing as well. Ecosystems provide us with a wealth of valuable ecosystem services from food to clean water and fuel, without which our societies would crumble. However it is rare that only a […]
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Life Aquatic: Diversity and Endemism in Freshwater Ecosystems
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:22:07 +0000
Freshwater ecosystems are ecologically important, providing a home to hundreds of thousands of species and offering us vital ecosystem servies. However, many freshwater species are currently threatened by habitat loss, pollution, disease and invasive species. Recent research from GEE indicates that freshwater species are at greater risk of extinction than terrestrial species. Using data on […]
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Diversity and Endemism in Freshwater Ecosystems appeared first on GEE Research.
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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Joint GEE/IOZ Research Away Day
Mappin Pavillion, Institute of Zoology, London Zoo Regents Park
Thursday 18 April 2013
Jon Bielby (IoZ)
Behavioural, ecological and epidemiological impacts of badger mortality
Nazif Alic (IHA)
Transcriptional control and ageing in Drosophila: beyond dFOXO
Paola Oliveri (GEE/CDB)
Regulatory control and evolution of skeleton in echinoderms
Richard Pearson (CBER)
Modeling species’ ecological niches and geographic distributions
John Allen (Visiting Professor GEE)
Energy, fidelity, ageing, sex. Oocyte mitochondria are quiescent genetic templates
Paul Jepson (IoZ)
Investigating impacts of chemical and noise pollution in dolphins and porpoises
Oliver Davis (UGI)
Mapping the UK's genetic and environmental hotspots
Garrett Hallenthal (UGI)
Inferring ancestry and historical mixing events using haplotypes
Nichola Raihani (GEE)
Human punishment is motivated by inequity aversion not a desire for reciprocity
Trent Garner (IoZ)
Determining when infectious diseases are conservation threats to amphibians
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