22 September 2021
A partnership between the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) in the Department of Zoology and the Saitama Seibu Lions, a popular professional baseball team in Japan, is realising the team's commitment to support lion conservation, in recognition of the important role of their mascot and namesake, the Lion.
16 September 2021
New research led by the University of Oxford, published in Conservation Letters, has examined the conflict between small-scale fisheries and marine mammals, using the experience of fisheries on the west coast of South America to highlight a worldwide issue.
3 September 2021
A new Oxford University Study, published today, shows that the most recent common ancestor of the SARS-CoV viruses existed more than 21,000 years ago, nearly 30 times older than previous estimates.
Reducing children’s exposure to malaria in their early years substantially cuts the risk of hospitalisation
2 September 2021
For the first time in more than two decades, a team from the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme and University of Oxford (including Department of Zoology researchers) have quantified the risk of children suffering severe outcomes from malaria.
17 August 2021
New research from the University of Oxford and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, published in Frontiers in Public Health, uses mathematical modelling to determine the most equitable way to share vaccines between nations.
10 August 2021
Information about the most effective antibiotics to use in low and middle income countries (LMICs) for neonatal sepsis has been discovered uniquely combining epidemiological, genomic and pharmacodynamic data.
28 July 2021
The COVID-19 Alpha (or Kent) variant is not 80% more transmissible, as was originally thought, according to a new study published by researchers at universities including Oxford. But, they warn, the rapid spread of the variant around the UK last year has major implications for the treatment of other variant outbreaks, because it resulted from multiple ‘exports’. It was, in fact, a major ‘super-seeding’ event, with the variant ‘exported’ numerous times from the large outbreak in the Kent/London area.
22 July 2021
Richard K Broughton from the Department of Zoology writes about the Monks Wood Wilderness experiment in an article on The Conversation.
15 July 2021
Researchers from the University of Oxford, Mpala Research Center and Save the Elephants, have used a combination of acoustic microphones and seismometers to locate elephants.
30 June 2021
Researchers at the University of Oxford and Save the Elephants have found evidence that African elephants (Loxodonta africana) listen and react to ground vibrations created by human activity.
The Conversation: what 7000 English names for birds tell us about our changing relationship with nature
21 June 2021
Andy Gosler from the Department of Zoology writes about a unique project on ethno-ornithology.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.