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
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
The high Arctic is warming at an alarming rate, disrupting soil carbon, nutrient and hydrological cycles. This is resulting in increased soil microbial activity with… Read More »Living in the dark: Impact of winter warming on ecosystem stability in the terrestrial high Arctic
One of the great under-answered questions in the geosciences relates to the cause of the big drop in the concentration of CO2 in the preindustrial… Read More »Impact of sea level rise on atmospheric CO2 concentration over glacial-deglacial periods
LiDAR is a technology based on a laser mounted on a plane or satellite, which can yield detailed scans of forest ecosystems. This valuable information… Read More »Extending global forest carbon models based on LIDAR from tropics to other bioregions
Viruses are the most abundant biological entities on the planet and represent the greatest reservoir of genetic diversity on Earth. Their numbers greatly exceed those… Read More »Exploring the unexplored: soil viral diversity, dynamics and function
With an estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic entering our oceans each year, marine plastics are one of the biggest and most immediate threats facing… Read More »Dispersal of microplastics in the marine environment
Climate change effects on coastal flooding: are models fit-for-purpose and how do we mitigate the risk?
Coastal flooding has been ranked the second highest risk for civil emergency in the UK, costing £0.25bn annually in economic loss. Worse, global warming will… Read More »Climate change effects on coastal flooding: are models fit-for-purpose and how do we mitigate the risk?