Buzz along to the Botanic Garden 22 August 2019 What are the medicinal properties of honey and how can a garden make a difference to pollinators? These and many other questions will be answered at a bee festival later this month.
- Buzz along to the Botanic Garden 22 August 2019 What are the medicinal properties of honey and how can a garden make a difference to pollinators? These and many other questions will be answered at a bee festival later this month.
- Separate polarisation and brightness channels give crabs the edge over predators 22 August 2019 Fiddler crabs see the polarisation of light and this gives them the edge when it comes to spotting potentials threats, such as a rival crab or a predator. Now researchers at the University of Bristol have begun to unravel how this information is processed within the crab's brain. The study, published in Science Advances today [Wednesday 21 August], has discovered that when detecting approaching objects, fiddler crabs separate polarisation and brightness information.
- Interview with the authors: High indirect fitness benefits for helpers across the nesting cycle in the tropical paper wasp Polistes canadensis 21 August 2019 Understanding how complex social systems evolve is a long-standing and challenging goal of evolutionary biology.
- Could biological clocks in plants set the time for crop spraying? 16 August 2019 Plants can tell the time, and this affects their responses to certain herbicides used in agriculture according to new research led by the University of Bristol. The study, in collaboration with Syngenta, found that plant circadian rhythms regulate the sensitivity of plants to a widely used herbicide according to the time of day. The findings could benefit agriculture by reducing crop loss and improving harvests.
- Dinosaur brains from baby to adult 15 August 2019 New research by a University of Bristol palaeontology post-graduate student has revealed fresh insights into how the braincase of the dinosaur Psittacosaurus developed and how this tells us about its posture.
- New insight into glaciers regulating global silicon cycling 15 August 2019 A new review of silicon cycling in glacial environments, led by scientists from the University of Bristol, highlights the potential importance of glaciers in exporting silicon to downstream ecosystems.
- University of Bristol garden recognised as one of the world’s best green spaces 13 August 2019 For the fourth year running, a public University garden has been recognised as one of the very best in the world, by the Green Flag Award Scheme.
- Introducing the Allotment + Community Garden 13 August 2019 In May, a team of staff and students from the School of Biological Sciences, External Estates and Sustainability came together to create the Allotment+ Community Garden project. Students from the Bristol SU Roots Community Gardening Society also helped to secure an Education Innovation Grant to develop an area of unused land, next to the David Smith Building on St Michael’s Hill. Nineteen volunteers signed up for our ‘big clean’ and made a tremendous effort to clear and start to create this fantastic usable space.
- Thriving animal collectives like ants should move through their environment like ‘savvy gamblers’ 8 August 2019 Many animals have to move around in their environment to find resources to live and reproduce.
- Awe-inspiring giant Earth installation on display in Bristol 8 August 2019 Following the success of Museum of the Moon in 2017 and The Impossible Garden last summer, the University of Bristol is delighted to host another spectacular installation by Bristol-based artist Luke Jerram.