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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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Applying Metabolic Scaling Laws to Predicting Extinction Risk

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:32:49 +0000

The Earth is warming. That much were are now certain of. A major challenge for scientists hoping to ameliorate the effect of this on biodiversity is to predict how temperature increases will affect populations. Predicting the responses of species living in complex ecosystems and heterogenous environments is a difficult task, but one starting point is […]

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The Importance of Size in the Evolution of Complexity in Ants

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:14:37 +0000

Ants are amongst the most abundant and successful species on Earth. They live in complex, cooperative societies, construct elaborate homes and exhibit many of the hallmarks of our own society. Some ants farm crops, others tend livestock. Many species have a major impact on the ecosystems they live in, dispersing seeds, consuming huge quantities of […]

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Understanding Catfish Colonisation and Diversification in The Great African Lakes

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:29:42 +0000

Why some regions or habitats contain vast, diverse communities of species, whilst others contain only relatively few species, continues to be the subject of scientific research attempting to understand the processes and conditions that allow and adaptive radiation. The Great African Lakes exist as freshwater ‘islands’, with spectacularly high levels of biodiversity and endemism. They […]

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Gargantuan gang of GEE PhDs graduated this week

4 September 2013

PhD Graduation Ceremony September 2013 PhD Graduation Ceremony September 2013 PhD Graduation Ceremony September 2013


We are very proud of the bumper crop of students who completed their post-graduate studies in GEE this year.  Their achievements were acknowledged at yesterday's graduation ceremony, at which their supervisors, friends and family were there to help them celebrate.  Many congratulations to them all.  

PhD Biology

Elisabeth Harley

PhD Evolutionary Biology

Lawrence Bellamy
Katherine Brown
Alanna Collen

PhD Evolutionary Genetics

Pascale Gerbault

PhD Genetics

Cassandra Coburn

PhD Human Evolutionary Genetics

Bryony Jones

PhD Human Genetics

Ripudaman Bains
Olivia Creemer

PhD Stem Cell Epigenetics

Oluwatosin Taiwo

PhD Graduation 7 PhD Graduation Ceremony September 2013 PhD Graduation Ceremony September 2013

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