College of Life and Environmental Sciences

We are dedicated to exploring the diversity and evolutionary challenges of life in all its forms. Across the breadth of life and environmental sciences, we discover, apply and translate science, forging major advances in human and environmental health. From exercise, biomedicine and mental health to climate change, food security and resilience we combine original thinking and real-world experience with clear focus and rigour. 

Together, we are developing solutions to ensure a healthier and a more sustainable future. 

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High quality, specialist programmes underpinned by world-leading research.

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Our experts are engaged in world-changing research, benefitting individuals, communities and the environment. 

Find out more about our research centres, school research and our scientific research facilities

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Further your research within a globally respected and multi-disciplinary environment.

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Global environmental changes are leading to shorter, younger trees – new study

Global environmental changes are leading to shorter, younger trees – new study
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Ongoing environmental changes are transforming forests worldwide, resulting in shorter and younger trees with broad impacts on global ecosystems, scientists say.
Date:
29 May 2020

Award Success for Professor Peter Kraftl

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Professor Peter Kraftl has been named as recipient of the Royal Geographical Society's 2020 Murchison Award
Date:
26 May 2020

High doses of vitamin D supplementation has no current benefit in preventing or treating Covid-19

High doses of vitamin D supplementation has no current benefit in preventing or treating Covid-19
Description
Scientists from the UK, Europe and the USA, including experts from the University of Birmingham, have published a vitamin D consensus paper warning against high doses of vitamin D supplementation.
Date:
21 May 2020

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