Welcome to all the MRes BEC @mresbec and @uclbiology students on the Science Comm for Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation! We are really looking forward to your posts this term. From […]
The natural world is bursting full of colour everywhere you look. A good example of how colour draws us into nature can be found in the humble robin. A frequent Christmas […]
“Disgusting”, “Useless”, “Waste” These are often synonymous to “faeces”, or poop. However, in conservation research, scientists have overturned the above common perception. In fact, the study of faecal samples is […]
A cull of a quarter of a million reindeer has been proposed in northern Siberia by Christmas, in a bid to reduce the risk of an anthrax outbreak. This follows the death of a 12 year-old boy in the Arctic Circle this July after consuming the venison of an infected reindeer. The so-called “zombie” disease is believed to have been resurrected because of unusually warm temperatures this summer thawing the carcass of an anthrax-infected reindeer which died over 70 years ago.
Amazonian rivers and tropical rain forests are home to a large number of wildlife species. Protect hundreds of uncontacted indigenous groups and are considered “The Lungs of the Planet” (Fig. […]
Bee populations are declining at an unprecedented rate around the globe: fact. Due to the key role that these pollinators play in maintaining world crops, flowers and biodiversity as a […]
Christmas Island Hearing the name Christmas Island may conjure up images of Santa Clause, snow and a factory full of elves, but the real Christmas Island is actually quite the […]