News in 2023
Five Bristol academics awarded funding to work with Catapult Centres via Researcher in Residence scheme
31 May 2023
Five Bristol academics have recently won funding from the national Research in Residence (RiR) funding competition which funds academics to work on an innovation project in partnership with the Catapult Network.
Leading ecologist from the Cabot Institute for the Environment elected as Royal Society Fellow
12 May 2023
A University of Bristol academic who has provided insight into how networks of interactions between species impact the environment has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.
New partnership will create and deliver agricultural and veterinary medicine programmes in Sharjah (UAE)
3 May 2023
The University of Bristol and the Royal Agricultural University have signed an agreement with the University of AlDhaid, to deliver new education and research programmes in sustainable agriculture and veterinary medicine.
University of Bristol collection awarded UNESCO status
27 April 2023
The Wildlife Filmmaking Oral Histories Collection held by the University of Bristol’s Special Collections team has been added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Memory of the World Programme.
Research reveals countries where record-breaking heatwaves are likely to cause most harm
26 April 2023
A new study has highlighted under-prepared regions across the world most at risk of the devastating effects of scorching temperatures.
Mysterious underwater acoustic world of British ponds revealed in new study
25 April 2023
The previously hidden and diverse underwater acoustic world in British ponds has been revealed by a team of researchers at the University of Bristol.
Researchers discover significant deep-sea coral reefs in Galápagos expedition
25 April 2023
Scientists from the University of Bristol are part of an expedition which has made a ground-breaking discovery of extensive, ancient deep-sea coral reefs within the Galápagos Marine Reserve (GMR).
Earth Day 2023: explore how climate change is affecting our health
21 April 2023
This Earth Day we are raising awareness of how our changing climate is affecting our health, and what we are doing at University of Bristol to understand and address these challenges.
New just net zero policy project awarded £150,000
19 April 2023
Senior research fellow Dr Colin Nolden has been awarded £150,000 by the British Academy, through a Net Zero Policy Programme, to lead a 15 month project as Principal Investigator. The project - Implementing effective and just net zero policies (IMPERFECT) starts on 1 May 2023.
New quantum sensing method holds promise for improving greenhouse gas detection
4 April 2023
An innovative technique to detect and characterise molecules with greater precision has been proposed, paving the way for significant advances in environmental monitoring, medical diagnostics, and industrial processes.
Research finds global emissions of several banned ozone-destroying chemicals are increasing
3 April 2023
New analysis has found increasing emissions of several ozone-depleting chemicals despite their production being banned for most uses under the Montreal Protocol – and a loophole in the rules is likely responsible.
University of Bristol researchers to help enhance radiation monitoring systems in Chornobyl
3 April 2023
A team of Bristol scientists will reinstate and improve radiological monitoring systems within the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone (ChEZ) and inside the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP), impacted by the Russian invasion.
Mock COP gives students the opportunity to experience an intergovernmental climate negotiation
31 March 2023
On Tuesday 28 March, pupils from eight Bristol state schools were transported to the centre of international politics on climate change policy, as part of a ‘Mock COP’ negotiation at the University of Bristol.
Bristol project to re-energise battery industry receives investment from energy storage reader
30 March 2023
Research to improve battery performance has received backing from the Faraday Institution, a leader in energy storage.
University of Bristol scientists will plunge to Titanic depths on submarine as part of a Galapagos science mission
29 March 2023
A team of researchers will voyage more than a mile beneath the Pacific Ocean in submersible The Alvin, famous for diving to the wreck of RMS Titanic in 1986.
Pioneering survey into censorship of the climate crisis in global storytelling
16 March 2023
For the first time ever authors, journalists, film makers and scientists from across the world are being asked to share their experiences of pressure to remove or soften the exploration of the climate crisis in their work.
New research shows recovering tropical forests offset just one quarter of carbon emissions from new tropical deforestation and forest degradation
15 March 2023
A pioneering global study has found deforestation and forests lost or damaged due to human and environmental change, such as fire and logging, are fast outstripping current rates of forest regrowth.
Extinction vulnerability during ancient biodiversity crises is unpredictable
15 March 2023
Evidence from past extinctions cannot be used as a definitive way of predicting future biodiversity loss, scientists have found by using AI.
Cow dung possible sustainable material of the future, study finds
13 March 2023
Livestock dung could be used to create the next generation of cellulosic materials, according to a new report.
Sea temperatures control the distributions of European marine fish
10 March 2023
An analysis extending from southern Portugal to northern Norway highlights the importance of temperature in determining where fish species are found.
Specialists across Africa given plant-health training boost
10 March 2023
The University of Bristol’s CONNECTED Network has trained 21 plant scientists from 11 countries in ‘Vector and Virus Diagnostics’ in Nairobi, Kenya.
Bristol welcomes UK Space Agency CEO to mark ‘Space West’ launch
8 March 2023
Dr Paul Bate, Chief Executive of UK Space Agency, visited the University to meet some of the academics at the heart of research into next-generation space technology.
Pioneering analysis projects extreme rainfall in UK may be more common and erratic over next century as impact of climate change intensifies
7 March 2023
A new set of 100-year climate projections has been created to assess the likelihood of heavy rain downpours in the UK, which can cause flash flooding, over the coming years and decades.
Pioneering study shows flood risks can still be considerably reduced if all global promises to cut carbon emissions are kept
7 March 2023
Annual damage caused by flooding in the UK could increase by more than a fifth over the next century due to climate change unless all international pledges to reduce carbon emissions are met, according to new research.
New tool to value health of urban developments
3 March 2023
A new tool to value the health effects of urban development proposals has been revealed by researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Bath and published in Frontiers in Public Health.
International consortium awarded €4.5M to build next-generation hardware platform that enhances computing efficiency
1 March 2023
A consortium from industry and academia involving the University of Bristol has been awarded €4.5M by the EU, UK and Switzerland to build a next-generation hardware platform which will transform industries from electrical vehicles to industrial processing and manufacturing.
Biodiversity loss drove ecological collapse after the 'Great Dying', new study reveals
24 February 2023
Biodiversity loss may be the harbinger of a more devastating ecological collapse, an international team of scientists have discovered.
Large-scale fossil study reveals origins of modern-day biodiversity gradient 15 million years ago
15 February 2023
Researchers have used nearly half a million fossils to solve a 200-year-old scientific mystery: why the number of different species is greatest near the equator and decreases steadily towards polar regions.
Research finds public broadly favour taking action to stop spread of harmful misinformation online
8 February 2023
The majority of people support robust action being taken to control the spread of harmful misinformation via social media, a major new study reveals.
Sea creatures inspire marine robots which can operate in extra-terrestrial oceans
2 February 2023
Scientists at the University of Bristol have drawn on the design and life of a mysterious zooplankton to develop underwater robots.
Philosopher Queens: New course is diversifying the philosophy canon
23 January 2023
A university course is diversifying the male-heavy, western-centric philosophy curriculum.
Human-made noise impacts dolphins working together, reveals new study
12 January 2023
Dolphins working collaboratively are less successful in the presence of sound generated by humans, a University of Bristol-led team of researchers have shown.
No laughing matter: nitrous oxide emissions higher from soils lacking organic matter
6 January 2023
Emissions from soil of the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide can be drastically reduced just by adding carbon-rich manure, new research from Rothamsted Research and the University of Bristol shows.
Earthshot Prize 2023 - call for nominations
4 January 2023
The search for the winners of the Earthshot Prize 2023 has begun and the University of Bristol is proud to be an Official Nominator.