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Extent of migration of sooty terns presents conservation challenges

Extent of migration of sooty terns presents conservation challenges
Description
Sooty terns' wide ranging migration patterns present big challenges for conservationists working to understand and address a sharp population decline, according to scientists at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
29/11/2021

Robust approach needed to reduce risk of disease transmission between humans and wild animals

Robust approach needed to reduce risk of disease transmission between humans and wild animals
Description
The threat of disease transmission from conservationists moving wild animals between habitats or back into the wild needs to be urgently assessed to minimise risk.
Date:
24/11/2021

Biodiversity 'time machine' uses artificial intelligence to learn from the past

Biodiversity 'time machine' uses artificial intelligence to learn from the past
Description
Experts can make crucial decisions about future biodiversity management by using artificial intelligence to learn from past environmental change, according to research at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
09/11/2021

First award from beLAB1407 collaboration

First award from beLAB1407 collaboration
Description
First award from beLAB1407 collaboration
Date:
27/10/2021

Scientists uncover a gene involved in sexual conflict in fruit flies

Scientists uncover a gene involved in sexual conflict in fruit flies
Description
Sexual conflict in fruit flies is governed by specifically wired neurons in the brain which have been pinpointed by scientists at the University of Birmingham, UK.
Date:
20/10/2021

New tool can identify harmful blue-green algae

New tool can identify harmful blue-green algae
Description
A new way to detect early signs of harmful blue-green algae has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham together with researchers at the Culture Collection of Algae & Protozoa.
Date:
20/10/2021

New undergraduate programmes addressing major global challenges and their impact

New undergraduate programmes addressing major global challenges and their impact
Description
The University of Birmingham's College of Life and Environmental Sciences has introduced new undergraduate programmes in Human Sciences and Global Environmental Change & Sustainability.
Date:
22/09/2021

Plants evolved ability to actively control water-loss earlier than previously thought

Plants evolved ability to actively control water-loss earlier than previously thought
Description
New research has shed light on when plants first evolved the ability to respond to changing humidity in the air around them, and was probably a feature of a common ancestor of both flowering plants and ferns.
Date:
26/08/2021
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