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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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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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Post-Graduate Events

Post-graduate symposium

This is an annual event run by GEE that showcases the current research being undertaken by our post-graduate students. The symposium brings together a diverse range of research topics highlighting the enormous breadth and depth of science being carried out our department.  

2014 Poster and Talk Prizes

Best final year talk - Winner:
Alison Cotton

Best final year talk - Runners-up:
Antonia Ford
Lucia Bettedi

Best Poster - Winner:
Fabian Zimmer

Best Poster - Runner-up:
Sayed Jaffar Abbas

Best First year talk - Joint Winners:
Katherine Walker
Leanne Grech

2014 Abstract book

2013 Poster and Talk Prizes

Best final year talk - joint winners:
Jessica Bryant                 
Jorge Castillo-Quan

Best poster - joint winners:
Alison Jameson               
Alex Crampton-Platt     
Antonia Ford

Best first year talk Winner:
Fabian Zimmer

Best first year talk Runners-up:
Peter Rennert                  
Konstantinos Angelis

2013 Abstract book

2012 Poster and Talk prizes

Poster prize 1:  Ben Garrod
Poster prize 2:  Sahar Emran
Poster prize 3:  Mirna Kovacevic

Talk prize 1:  Anton Flugge
Talk prize 2:  Avigdor Lerner
Talk prize 3:  Jack Hesketh

2012 Abstract book

2011 Talk prizes

First prize:  Cassandra Coburn
Second prize shared by: Ripu Bains, Katherine Brown, Elisabeth Harley

Poster winners Verity Bennett, Anton Flügge, Avi Lerner

2011 Abstract book

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