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The Rosalind Franklin Institute, a new national Institute for life sciences, has announced that Professor James Naismith will become its first director. The Institute, funded through UK Research and Innovation, will develop novel interdisciplinary technologies drawing on engineering and physical sciences to advance the life sciences.
COVID-19 Research Zoology
8 June 2021
By David Macdonald, Department of Zoology. The finger of blame has been pointed at wildlife trade in the wet markets of Wuhan, Hubei, China, where this Covid-19 outbreak seems to have originated. But could bats and pangolins really be responsible?
COVID-19 Medical science Research Zoology
3 June 2021
A new international study involving University of Oxford researchers has conclusively demonstrated that national lockdowns and public health campaigns introduced at the start of the pandemic have reduced the transmission of bacteria that cause respiratory infections.
COVID-19 Research Zoology
26 May 2021
Researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh have announced the formalisation of the Pango Network, an international team of experts to oversee the identification and naming of different lineages of SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Climate Food security & biodiversity Physics Research Zoology
13 May 2021
Nature-based solutions (NbS) can contribute to the fight against climate change up to the end of our century, according to new Oxford research in Nature. The analysis suggests that, to limit global temperature rise, we must slash emissions and increase NbS investment to protect, manage and restore ecosystems and land for the future.
Food security & biodiversity Research The Conversation Zoology
12 May 2021
Hollie Booth from the Department of Zoology and colleague William Arlidge from the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries write about new research proposing that commercial fishing companies and seafood consumers should pay compensation for the environmental impacts of fisheries.
Food security & biodiversity Research Zoology
12 May 2021
New collaborative research, led by the University of Oxford and published today in Ecological Solutions and Evidence, shows that a simple tropical forest assessment tool can robustly estimate forest condition, demonstrating high levels of agreement with detailed scientific data sets of biodiversity, forest structure and ecosystem functioning.
Food security & biodiversity Zoology
10 May 2021
4 May 2021
Nature based Solutions (NbS) could support transformative change in environmental sustainability - to address major societal challenges, including the climate crisis - according to a new paper from Oxford researchers.
Rapid evolution and host immunity drive the rise and fall of antibiotic resistance during acute infection
Medical science Research Zoology
29 April 2021
Antibiotic resistance poses a serious threat to human health, but how resistance emerges during infections remains poorly understood.
20 April 2021
Dr Ellie Bath, Department of Zoology, writes about research to test whether age, mating history, and feeding status shape an important, but understudied, post-mating response – increased female-female aggression.
14 April 2021
To ensure a prosperous ocean now and in the future, marine research must offer clear recommendations based on representative information and demonstrate practical pathways, according to new research from Oxford University, the charity Nekton and the Seychelles Environment Ministry.
9 April 2021
Researchers at the University of Oxford, alongside international collaborators, have found that there is a significant knowledge gap in the risks posed by climate change to mammals.
6 April 2021
Antibiotic resistance is a huge challenge facing society globally, posing a threat not only to human health but in areas such as food security and the economy. The more we know about the mechanisms behind antibiotic resistance, the better we can respond to these threats.
1 April 2021
Researchers at the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) have confirmed that they have captured the first ever images of Walter’s duiker (Philantomba walteri) alive in the wild.
1 April 2021
Many wildlife species are threatened by shrinking habitat. But according to new research from the Department of Zoology, the potential range of African elephants could be more than five times larger than its current extent.
23 March 2021
New research from the University of Oxford’s Department of Zoology has used innovative technology to study causes of declines in puffin populations in the northeast Atlantic, and found that a lack of prey near some major breeding colonies is driving puffin chicks to starve, ultimately leading to population declines.
3 March 2021
Researchers at the Department of Zoology's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit explore the extent of public interest in leopard print fashion, and whether this interest could be harnessed for the benefit of the animals through a ‘species royalty’ initiative.
Citizen science Research Zoology
26 February 2021
Oxford University is working with Canadian researchers on a first-of-its-kind project that will engage citizen volunteers to help advance knowledge about polar bear behaviour in a changing environment by analysing a decade’s worth of images captured by trail cameras.
Winners announced for Oxford’s Beyond Boundaries art competition to encourage inclusion in STEM sciences
Equality and Diversity Materials science Plant sciences Statistics Zoology
24 February 2021
Oxford University has today announced the winners of its science-inspired schools’ art competition Beyond Boundaries which was launched to encourage inclusion in science research
From The Conversation: Spider legs build webs without the brain’s help – providing a model for future robot limbs
The Conversation Zoology
10 February 2021
Fritz Vollrath from the Department of Zoology writes in an article published on The Conversation.