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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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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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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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And warmest congratulations go to...

6 December 2010

  • Dr Duncan Greig and his wife Meaghan Samuels...

Many people have been asking about the new member of Duncan Greig's laboratory, so I will introduce myself. I am Katherine Greig. For the last 9 months, I've been involved in embryology and development, but my previous position ended rather suddenly (on the 19th of November). However, I now find I'm fascinated by human lactation, and I intend to devote myself to this subject in the coming months. As a side project on parent-offspring conflict, I will also investigate the effect of novel vocalisations on resource allocation within human primate groups. I'd also like to take the opportunity to thank my collaborator, Meaghan Samuels, without whom this project would not have been possible. I look forward to meeting you all soon, Katherine

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Hallo, mein Name ist Katherine Greig. Ich wurde am 19 November geboren. Ich bin sehr glücklich und gesund. Meine Mutter ist auch sehr gut. Vielen dank für Ihre freundlichen Glückwünsche. Ich will Sie bald sehen. bis bald, Katherine.

  • Katherine Rawlinson, Research Associate in Prof Max Telford's group, and her husband Andrew Gillis on the birth of their daughter,Freya Imogen Gillis, born on 8th October in Cambridge.
  • Julie Black, Executive Officer to Prof Linda Partridge, on her marriage to Peter on 12 November.
  • Onyx Sofola and Fiona Kerr - both post-docs in the Partridge lab - on the safe arrivals of their daughter (Onyx) and son (Fiona).  Everyone in GEE/IHA wishes Onyx and Faramoluwa and Fiona and Lewis all the very best!
  • Congratulations to Dan Ackerman of the David Gems C. elegans lab and Sam Tazzyman who has been working with Andrew Pomiankowski and Rob Seymour (Maths), together with Adam Powell (in Mark Thomas's group) who successfully passed their vivas in December  - well done Dr Ackerman, Dr Tazzyman and Dr Powell!

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