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Planning for the Future – Resilience to Extreme Weather

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:13:14 +0000

As climate change progresses, extreme weather events are set to increase in frequency, costing billions and causing immeasurable harm to lives and livelihoods. GEE’s Professor Georgina Mace contributed to the recent Royal Society report on “Resilience to Extreme Weather”, which predicts the future impacts of increasing extreme weather events, and evaluates potential strategies for improving […]

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Forecasting Extinction

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:33:21 +0000

Classifying a species as either extinct or extant is important if we are to quantify and monitor current rates of biodiversity loss, but it is rare that a biologist is handy to actually observe an extinction event. Finding the last member of a species is difficult, if not impossible, so extinction classifications are usually estimates […]

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Changing Perspectives in Conservation

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:15:44 +0000

Our views of the importance of nature and our place within have changed dramatically over the the last century, and the prevailing paradigm has profound influences on conservation from the science that is conducted to the policies that are enacted. In a recent perspectives piece for Science, GEE’s Professor Georgina Mace considered the impacts that […]

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Function Over Form: Phenotypic Integration and the Evolution of the Mammalian Skull

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:05:52 +0000

Our bodies are more than just a collection of independent parts – they are complex, integrated systems that rely upon precise coordination in order to function properly. In order for a leg to function as a leg, the bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels must all work together as an integrated whole. This concept, […]

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Phenotypic Integration and the Evolution of the Mammalian Skull
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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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Planning for Ecosystem Win-Wins
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GEE Summer Studentship funding success

17 June 2011

Dr Helen Chatterjee, Director of Studies for Biological Sciences, is delighted to report that all GEE summer studentship projects were awarded external grants this year. Congratulations to the following GEE PI's and their summer students:

  • Usha Aryal, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
  • Project title: The biology of ageing and longevity in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.
  • Supervisor: Dr David Gems.
  • Josephine Hellburg, funded by the Genetics Society.
  • Project title: Locating the natural environment of the laboratory model fission yeast:
  • where are they?
  • Supervisors: Dr Daniel Jeffares + Professor Jurg Bahler.
  • Rupal Mistry, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
  • Project title: Changes in gene expression during senescence of an alpine plant. Supervisor: Dr Astrid Wingler
  • Nada Aljassim, funded by KAUST.
  • Project title: Metabolic regulation of leaf senescence.
  • Supervisor: Dr Astrid Wingler
  • Matthias Thurner, funded by the Wellcome Trust.
  • Project title: Molecular characterization of sea urchin circadian clock components
  • Supervisor: Dr Paola Oliveri
  • Luke Lazarou, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
  • Project title: Genetic variation in sexual traits in an African stalk-eyed fly. Supervisors: Professor Kevin Fowler, Professor Andrew Pomiankowski & Dr Nadine Chapman.
  • Victor Matyas Farkas, funded by the Nuffield Foundation. Project title: Modelling the impact of climate change on biodiversity hotspots: SE Asia and the future of critically endangered primates. Supervisor: Dr Helen Chatterjee.

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