Historically nations have traded-off environmental degradation to achieve economic development. However, a turning point is sometimes observed above a certain level of wealth where countries… Read More »The environmental trade-offs of mining in a biodiversity hotspot
C4 photosynthesis is an ultra-efficient mode plant physiology that is used by our most productive food and bioenergy crops, including maize, sugarcane, and miscanthus. It… Read More »Why does C4 photosynthesis rarely evolve in trees?
Climate change, urbanisation and exploitation of natural resources increasingly alter the environment, posing significant challenges for plants and animals. We have a poor understanding of… Read More »Understanding parallel origins of industrial metal tolerance in Silene uniflora
Tracing environmental impacts associated with hydrocarbon production with novel geochemical techniques
With recent government green light for Lancashire fracking, concerns have arisen over the potential environmental impacts associated with drilling and shale gas production. One issue… Read More »Tracing environmental impacts associated with hydrocarbon production with novel geochemical techniques
Animals face many challenges as increased urbanization impacts their ability to survive and reproduce. Nowhere is this more evident than in migratory birds. Throughout Europe… Read More »The effect of electromagnetic noise on the orientation of migratory birds
Street-scale modelling of air quality in Beijing: Explaining spatial variability and assessing human exposure
Air pollution is a major problem in many parts of the world, and is particularly acute in countries with rapidly developing economies such as China.… Read More »Street-scale modelling of air quality in Beijing: Explaining spatial variability and assessing human exposure