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Tiny fossils reveal how shrinking was essential for successful evolution

Tiny fossils reveal how shrinking was essential for successful evolution
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A new study published today in Nature shows that getting smaller was a key factor contributing to the exceptional evolution of mammals over the last 200 million years.
Date:
17/09/2018

Happiness is the metric of the future – but there are problems with how we measure it

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It's true that we now know a substantial amount about happiness. Yet levels of global economic inequality and high rates of global depression and mental distress persist. In other words, while we know a lot more about happiness, happiness as a whole has not improved.
Date:
11/09/2018

Celebrating the life of Professor Geoffrey Petts

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It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of Professor Geoffrey Petts, a former Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Birmingham
Date:
10/09/2018

HRH The Prince of Wales visits the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research

HRH The Prince of Wales visits the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research
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Today we welcomed His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to our Staffordshire-based Institute of Forest Research Free Air Carbon dioxide Enrichment (BIFoR FACE) facility.
Date:
24/07/2018

Leading animal scientist appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Leading animal scientist appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences
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We are delighted to announce that Professor Laura Green OBE has been appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.
Date:
23/07/2018

Warming rivers make marked contribution to global greenhouse gas levels

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Warming streams and rivers could be disproportionately contributing to the amount of planet-warming greenhouse gases, according to a new study led by PhD students, Sophie Comer-Warner and Paul Romeijn.
Date:
19/07/2018

Warming rivers make marked contribution to global greenhouse gas levels

Warming rivers make marked contribution to global greenhouse gas levels
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Warming streams and rivers could be disproportionately contributing to the amount of planet-warming greenhouse gases, according to a new study.
Date:
18/07/2018

Funded 4-year PhD In Automated Microfossil Image Analysis

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Within the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Oil and Gas, we have a 4-year funded PhD project available for a start date September 2018
Date:
17/07/2018
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