Bones of an entirely new but already extinct genus of gibbon have been discovered in China, revealing the magnitude of human-caused extinction of primates, according to a study by UCL and ZSL (Zoological Society of London).
Published: Jun 21, 2018 7:23:48 PM
Climate change will have a rapidly increasing effect on the structure of global ecological communities over the next few decades, with amphibians and reptiles being significantly more affected than birds and mammals, a new report by UCL finds.
Published: Jun 20, 2018 11:45:28 AM
Antarctica’s great ice sheet is losing ground as it is eroded by warm ocean water circulating beneath its floating edge, a new UCL and University of Leeds study has found.
Published: Apr 6, 2018 12:37:35 PM
The complex properties of water and ice are not well understood but a team from UCL and the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source have revealed new information about a phase of ice called 'ice II'.
Published: Apr 6, 2018 12:26:29 PM
Animals living in volatile habitats can gain major evolutionary benefits by shielding their families from the changing environment, suggests research from UCL, the University of Bristol and University of Exeter.
Published: Mar 7, 2018 6:40:28 PM
New laser scanning technology is being used by UCL scientists to provide fresh and unprecedented insights into the structure and mass of trees, a development that will help plot how much carbon they absorb and how they might respond to climate change.
Published: Feb 16, 2018 9:52:15 AM
Up to 16% of all species on Earth could qualify as potential alien species and if they invade new regions, impacts will be difficult to predict, according to new research involving UCL.
Published: Feb 6, 2018 9:41:11 AM
Flowering plants likely originated between 149 and 256 million years ago according to new UCL-led research.
Published: Feb 5, 2018 10:23:10 AM
A blueprint to cut UK electricity prices to bring them into line with competitor countries such as Germany and France as we move to low-carbon power generation has been proposed by UCL researchers.
Published: Feb 5, 2018 7:31:13 AM
Mapping common pathways along which the effects of natural and man-made disasters travel allows more flexible and resilient responses in the future, according to UCL researchers.
Published: Jan 10, 2018 9:53:40 AM
UCL research captured the public’s imagination last year with six papers featuring in the Altmetric Top 100 of 2.2 million research outputs tracked in 2017.
Published: Jan 4, 2018 2:37:00 PM
Mammals only started being active in the daytime after non-avian dinosaurs were wiped out about 66 million years ago (mya), finds a new study led by UCL and Tel Aviv University’s Steinhardt Museum of Natural History.
Published: Nov 6, 2017 4:02:50 PM
Professor Graeme Reid (Chair of Science & Research Policy at UCL) has been appointed to the newly-established Council of Research England.
Published: Nov 2, 2017 1:01:11 PM
Billions of dollars of financial investment in global conservation has significantly reduced biodiversity loss, according to a new University of Oxford-led study involving UCL.
Published: Oct 26, 2017 9:16:12 AM
UCL's new Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP) was officially launched on 12 October with a keynote lecture by its director Professor Mariana Mazzucato, and a high level panel discussion.
Published: Oct 11, 2017 4:40:01 PM