How Bristol drones could help save our most endangered species 21 January 2020 The University of Bristol and the Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) are pioneering a new approach to wildlife conservation, involving machine-learning and drone technology, which could impact wildlife conservation projects worldwide.
- How Bristol drones could help save our most endangered species 21 January 2020 The University of Bristol and the Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) are pioneering a new approach to wildlife conservation, involving machine-learning and drone technology, which could impact wildlife conservation projects worldwide.
- Winners of 2019/20 Cabot Institute Innovation Fund announced 21 January 2020 Winners of the Cabot Institute Innovation Fund for 2019/2020 have been announced. The funds are aimed at supporting bold, ambitious, and impactful ideas, that transcend disciplinary boundaries. It offers the Cabot Institute an opportunity to invite new ideas from our research community – those that might not receive funding from traditional sources, but which show real intellectual or practical promise.
- A chronicle of giant straight-tusked elephants 21 January 2020 About 800,000 years ago, the giant straight-tusked elephant Palaeoloxodon migrated out of Africa and became widespread across Europe and Asia.
- Scientists uncover how an explosion of new genes explain the origin of land plants 20 January 2020 Scientists have made a significant discovery about the genetic origins of how plants evolved from living in water to land 470 million years ago.
- Animals should use short, fast movements to avoid being located 16 January 2020 Most animals need to move, whether this is to seek out food, shelter or a mate. New research has shown that movement doesn't always break camouflage and if an animal needs to move, animals that are unpatterned and use short, fast movements are less likely to be located by predators.
- Animals reduce the symmetry of their markings to improve camouflage 16 January 2020 Some forms of camouflage have evolved in animals to exploit a loophole in the way predators perceive their symmetrical markings. The University of Bristol findings, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B today [15 Jan], describe how animals have evolved to mitigate this defensive disadvantage in their colouration.
- Sustainable student start-up raises £2.35 million in seed funding 13 January 2020 A group of University of Bristol alumni have secured £2.35 million in seed funding to grow and develop their award-winning, climate-crisis-combatting farming company LettUs Grow, in an investment round led by Longwall Venture Partners LLP.
- Protecting two key regions in Belize could save threatened jaguar, say scientists 7 January 2020 Scientists studying one of the largest populations of jaguars in Central Belize have identified several wildlife corridors that should be protected to help the species survival. The study, led by the University of Bristol and the American Museum of Natural History and published in BMC Genetics, provide a new insight into where conservation efforts should be concentrated.
- Celebrating sustainability: growing our campus tree cover 9 December 2019 The University of Bristol has pledged to plant 1,600 trees in 2020 as part of its continued effort to take action on climate change.
- Sounds of the past give new hope for coral reef restoration 29 November 2019 Young fish can be drawn to degraded coral reefs by loudspeakers playing the sounds of healthy reefs, according to new research published today [29 November] in Nature Communications.