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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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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Contact and Directions (incl. Departmental Contact & all teams in Division of Biosciences)
The Department is mainly located in the Darwin Building on the main UCL campus. Information on how to find the Darwin Building is provided below.
Department of Genetics, Environment and Evolution
London WC1E 6BT
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N.B. The front entrance on Gower Street is not presently accessible, so please enter the Darwin Building via the Malet Place entrance and follow the signs. Malet Place, off Torrington Place, runs parallel with Gower Street. On entering Malet Place the building is set back (approx 50 feet) on your left, and up six steps, and through the double doors (the security desk is on your right, with a lift and stairs on your left). Alternatively, entrance to Malet Place can be made via the rear gate on Gordon Street.
See UCL map here (map ref 4C)
any general enquiries about the Department's activities, please contact:
Fiona Williamson, Executive Officer to Head of Department. Fiona is located in the Darwin Building, Room 111
Tel: (+44) (0) 20 7679 2246
Fax: (+44) (0) 20 7679 7193
Fiona Williamson is also responsible for:
- Administration of the GEE website
- Departmental Computer Representative
- Data Protection/Freedom of Information Coordinator
- Fire Marshall
For all queries regarding Teaching, Finance, IT, Staffing and HR, Estates and Lab Management, Health and Safety, please follow these links to the Division of Biosciences teams:
Contact details for all teams in the Division of Biosciences
- Finance Team
- Staffing & HR Team
- Teaching & Learning Team (including Undergraduate Admissions)
- Postgraduate Enquiries tel: +44 (0)20 7679 7033 or email
- Estates & Laboratory Management Team
- Health & Safety Team
- Information Technology Team
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