November 8, 2019

Last Summer, Christophe Patterson was awarded £1500 from the Genetics Society to conduct fieldwork in Brittany, examining the origins of a range-expanding hermit crab to the UK. Here's an article he wrote for the Genetics Society originally published in their newslette...

November 13, 2017

Forecasts which predict how climate change will affect UK birds are improving, new research suggests.

Models have been developed in recent years to predict how the area where a bird species lives – known as its range – will change as the climate does.

The accuracy of the...

October 5, 2017

Invasions from alien species such as Japanese Knotweed and grey squirrels threaten the economies and livelihoods of residents of some of the world’s poorest nations, new University of Exeter research shows.

The damage caused by non-native species like the Harlequin lady...

February 17, 2016

Scientists studying whether wildlife can adapt to climate change should focus on characteristics such as what they eat, how fast they breed and how well they survive in different habitats rather than simply on how far they can move.

This is what we concluded in a paper...

January 20, 2015

That’s according to research published by Bethany BradleyCascade Sorte, and myself.

As Bethany explains, the paper compares the spatial distributions of invasive vs. native plants across the US. Although we commonly think of invaders as starting at one unlucky sp...

September 9, 2014

Have you ever gone abroad on holiday and done something totally out of character? My 60-year old parents went to visit my sister in New Zealand, and the next thing I know they’re calling me to tell me they’ve Bungy-jumped off the Auckland Harbour bridge. Or take the ca...

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