Many plant species, including numerous agricultural ones, depend on pollinator services; yet agricultural intensification and urbanisation have caused habitat loss and fragmentation, leading to substantial… Read More »Long distance drone tracking of key pollinators in agricultural and natural landscapes
*******Application deadline – Friday 29th June 2018******* Background: Ecosystem services (ES; the goods humans get from nature) such as crop production, carbon capture and livestock… Read More »Species4Services – Which Species and Traits Best Indicate Ecosystem Services?
In summer 2017 the Larsen C ice-shelf in Antarctica calved a 6000 km2 iceberg, and the Halley research station closed over winter 2017 due to nearby… Read More »Ice-ocean interaction: effects of climate change on Antarctic ice-shelf dynamics
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 evidence indicates… Read More »Effects of electromagnetic noise on the orientation of migratory birds
Using western boundary currents to generate electricity: resource characterisation, technical & practical constraints
To reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, it is crucial that we continue to explore renewable energy resources and technologies. It is possible to convert the… Read More »Using western boundary currents to generate electricity: resource characterisation, technical & practical constraints
The last century has seen a rapid increase in populations of deer species across Europe due to altered land use, improved wildlife management, reduced predation and… Read More »Quantifying the effects of deer on woodland structure in a human-altered landscape
Hyper-arid hot deserts experience some of the most severe climatic conditions on Earth, and are often used to understand the potential for life on exoplanets such… Read More »Pushing the limits: Life in extreme desert environments
In a world of increasing anthropogenic influence, understanding how rare and specialised species adapt to human-modified landscapes is essential for conservation. Primates face many threats including direct… Read More »Living with human disturbance: conservation physiology of a wild African primate
This exciting project, which is jointly supervised by scientists from the National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool and Bangor University, focuses on a key question in Climate Change Science;… Read More »The greening of the Arctic Ocean: Are increased nutrient fluxes responsible?
Forests play a key role in climate regulation, water purification and biodiversity conservation, whilst providing renewable wood-based resources critical for the circular economy. Forest cover… Read More »Developing environmentally sustainable forestry value chains