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

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

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

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'Follow the leader' mentality a hallmark of gang rape

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Physically violent rapes by multiple perpetrators are most frequently carried out by groups in which a strong leader is able to influence the behaviour of followers, new research shows.
Date:
16 August 2019

New study shows impact of largescale tree death on carbon storage

New study shows impact of largescale tree death on carbon storage
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Largescale 'disturbances', including fires, harvesting, windstorms and insect outbreaks, which kill large patches of forest, are responsible for more than a tenth of tree death worldwide, new research shows.
Date:
12 August 2019

Course helps teachers understand the impact of social media on young people's health and wellbeing

Course helps teachers understand the impact of social media on young people's health and wellbeing
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An online course designed to help teachers better understand young people's uses of social media and how it influences their health and wellbeing is being launched at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
08 August 2019

Young Investigator Award Success at ECSS

Young Investigator Award Success at ECSS
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Ciara O'Brien and Grace Tidmarsh, PhD students within SportExR, won prizes in the highly competitive Young Investigator Awards competition at the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) Congress in Prague this month.
Date:
30 July 2019

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