College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Dedicated to exploring and learning about the diversity and evolutionary challenges of life in all its forms, the College of Life and Environmental Sciences uses training, fieldwork and excellent facilities to enable students to learn generic and discipline-specific skills while studying exciting topics – ranging from ecology through to cancer research and forensic psychology.  
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Researchers begin isolating blood-feeding and non-biting genes in mosquitoes

Researchers begin isolating blood-feeding and non-biting genes in mosquitoes
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Researchers have taken the first step on a path that eventually could result in female mosquitoes that no longer bite and spread diseases.
Date:
18 January 2018

University welcomes Birmingham's Commonwealth Games bid success

University welcomes Birmingham's Commonwealth Games bid success
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The University of Birmingham welcomes its home city's success in winning the right to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games – with staff and students looking forward to world-class athletes going for Gold on campus.
Date:
08 January 2018

Research suggests gorillas can develop food cleaning behaviour spontaneously

Research suggests gorillas can develop food cleaning behaviour spontaneously
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Researchers from the University of Birmingham, University of Tübingen and University of St. Andrews have suggested that gorillas are capable of learning food cleaning behaviours without having to witness it in others first.
Date:
11 December 2017

Decade long climate change experiment site wins a sustainability award

Decade long climate change experiment site wins a sustainability award
Description
The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) was named winner in the sustainability category at the Insider Property Awards earlier this month.
Date:
07 December 2017

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Staff and students in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham describe the opportunities available to undergraduates wishing to study paleontology.

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