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Gee Research Blog

Extinction and Species Declines:Defaunation in the Anthropocene

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:35:52 +0000

We are in the grips of a mass extinction. There have been mass extinctions throughout evolutionary history, what makes this one different is that we’re the ones causing it. A recent review paper from GEE’s Dr Ben Collen discusses the current loss of biodiversity and suggests that our main concerns are species and population declines, […]

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Defaunation in the Anthropocene
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Evolving Endemism in East Africa’s Sky Islands

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:16:32 +0000

The World’s biodiversity is not evenly distributed. Some regions are hot spots for species richness, and biologists have been trying better to understand why these regions are special and what drives evolution and diversification. A recent paper by GEE’s Dr Julia Day and recent PhD graduate Dr Siobhan Cox, investigated the diversification of White-Eye Birds […]

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Predicting Extinction Risk:The Importance of Life History and Demography

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:46:17 +0000

The changing climate is no longer simply a concern for the future, it is a reality. Understanding how the biodiversity that we share our planet with will respond to climate change is a key step in developing long-term strategies to conserve it. Recent research by UCL CBER’s Dr Richard Pearson identifies the key characteristics that […]

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The Importance of Life History and Demography
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It Pays to Be Different:Evolutionary Distinctiveness and Conservation Priorities

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:15:25 +0000

The world is currently experiencing an extinction crisis. A mass extinction on a scale not seen since the dinosaurs. While conservationists work tirelessly to try and protect the World’s biodiversity, it will not be possible to save everything, and it is important to focus conservation efforts intelligently. Evolutionary distinctiveness is a measure of how isolated […]

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Synthetic Biology and Conservation

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:20:18 +0000

Synthetic biology, a hybrid between Engineering and Biology, is an emerging field of research promising to change the way we think about manufacturing, medicine, food production, and even conservation and sustainability. A review paper released this month in Oryx, authored by Dr Kent Redford, Professor William Adams, Dr Rob Carlson, Bertina Ceccarelli and CBER’s Professor […]

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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.

Darwin Building

Department of Genetics, Environment and Evolution
UCL
Darwin Building
Gower Street
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)

Departmental contact

For 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

Email: f.williamson@ucl.ac.uk
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 

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