12 November 2019
Applications are invited from members of the University for grants that support the costs of research in experimental biological science.
12 November 2019
Scientists from the University of Oxford and Fudan University, Shanghai, have invented a way to create fake rhino horn using horse hair. Published in Scientific Reports they hope their method will provide a blueprint to create credible fakes that could eventually flood a market which has decimated the wild rhino population.
12 November 2019
The University of Oxford is a partner in a consortium awarded a £9.4 million research grant from the Wellcome Trust. Coordinated by the Wellcome Sanger Institute in Hinxton, the Darwin Tree of Life project aims to determine the complete DNA sequence or genome of every species of animal, plant, fungus (and more) in the UK.
15 October 2019
Tanesha Allen discusses her research studying the behaviours of European badgers, transatlantic culture shock and how her experience as a black female scientist compares to others in her field.
7 October 2019
Scientists from the universities of Oxford, Shanghai and Beijing who discovered that natural silks get stronger the colder they get, have finally solved the puzzle of why.
16 September 2019
Craig MacLean, Professor of Evolution and Microbiology at Oxford's Department of Zoology, explains how evolutionary biology can help us to get rid of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
11 September 2019
An article written by Hunter Doughty, graduate student in the Department of Zoology.
20 August 2019
Researchers at the University of Oxford have discovered that male fruit flies adjust their seminal fluid depending on the levels of competition from other males.
14 August 2019
Contrary to what was widely communicated in media by high-profile figures, researchers at the University of Oxford have found that the movie ‘Finding Dory’ had no impact on increasing demand for blue tang fish, the species of the main protagonist. They did find, however, an increase in online searches for that species, showing that blockbusters can drive information-seeking behaviour about nature.
18 July 2019
Professors Dame Carol Robinson, Peter Holland, Alison Noble and Hagan Bayley have all been recognised for their exceptional and outstanding contributions to science in this year’s Royal Society premier medals and awards.
11 July 2019
A wild group of endangered Barbary macaques have been observed, for the first time, “consoling” and adopting an injured juvenile from a neighbouring group. The observations by a scientist from Oxford University and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (ifaw) are published today in the journal Primates.
25 June 2019
Males of many species slow down in their pursuit of females as they age. Not so with elephants. A new study published today reveals that bull elephants increase the energy they put into reproduction as they get older.
12 June 2019
Elephants move faster and straighter when moving through risky areas, researchers have discovered, meandering more when safer.
11 June 2019
Hawks steer their pursuit of evasive prey using a feedback system that differs fundamentally from the missile-like interception system of falcons, according to a new study led by scientists at the University of Oxford, Department of Zoology, published today in Nature Communications.
28 May 2019
A study published today by Dr Beth Mortimer and colleagues at the Department of Zoology and University Carlos III of Madrid reveals that orb weaving spiders can compare 3D vibrational inputs into their 8 legs from the web to locate prey.
16 May 2019
The University of Oxford is holding the first of two public consultations on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May to present its plans to redevelop the site of the Tinbergen Building in the University’s Science Area.