ecology

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Conflict Between Sexes Could Replace Evolution of New Species

New research shows that males and females of the same species can evolve to be so different that they prevent other species from evolving or colonising habitats, challenging long-held theories on the way natural selection drives the evolution of biodiversity. According to Darwin’s theory of natural selection, first introduced...

An amazing placement opportunity for one life sciences student

Scottish Lowland Research have one placement on offer at their Trust in Scotland and it could be yours! The sandwich placement on offer is for a student to undertake research in Scotland relating to lowland game and wildlife and the habitats they share, in particular woodlands and farmland. The research is...

Ecology field trip to Malham

Life Sciences students taking the Evolution and Ecology module took a beautiful field trip to Malham, in Yorkshire to study field ecology, landscape and conservation. Around 100 first year students spent 3 days on site studying the habitats and nature and saw some wonderful sights. They looked at different groups of...

Field trip to Boggle Hole

In May, 120 Second Year Life Sciences students will embark upon a residential field trip to Boggle Hole as part of their ecology unit. The trip allows students to consolidate the knowledge and skills they have acquired during the first two years of their degree and apply these to answering questions...

Five paid-for Studentships in Life Sciences on offer! Apply now

We’re offering a variety of PhD projects across biological sciences including: Animal Behaviour, Cognition and Welfare, Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Evolution and Ecology, Microbiology, Forensic Anthropology, Biology and Zoology. Of the ten advertised projects, five applicants, on five projects will be selected for funding, contingent upon the strength of...