New Climate Change and Health PhD students1 December 2023The Cabot Institute for the Environment and Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research have recruited a cohort of funded PhD students in the area of Climate Change and Health. Three new PhD projects will be supported by a cross-disciplinary team of academic staff who are experts in their fields.
University of Bristol researchers scoop tree-mendous award20 October 2023Understanding what causes trees to die is one of the biggest uncertainties preventing us from forecasting how forests will respond to the growing threat of climate change.
But pioneering research led by tree expert Dr Tommaso Jucker, Senior Research Fellow in Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol and Cabot Institute for the Environment, holds the key to tackling this critical knowledge gap.
Earthshot Prize 202416 October 2023The search for the next Winners of The Earthshot Prize 2024 has begun and University of Bristol is proud to be an Official Nominator. The Earthshot Prize is a global environmental prize and platform for impact, dedicated to finding and growing solutions that will repair our planet this decade.
Shell life species not competitors as they adjusted to Earth’s largest extinction14 September 2023One of the biggest crises in Earth history was marked by a revolution in the shellfish – brachiopods, sometimes called ‘lamp shells’ were replaced everywhere ecologically by the bivalves, such as oysters and clams. This happened as a result of the devastating end-Permian mass extinction which reset the evolution of life 250 million years ago.
University of Bristol Partnership for Net Zero Aviation in the South West launches12 September 2023A Technology Innovation Partnership for Net Zero Aviation in the South West has been launched. Focused on delivering transformational innovation to advance net zero flight, the founding partners are the Universities of Bristol and Bath, the National Composites Centre (NCC) and the advanced propulsion R&I centre IAAPS. The partnership will create a significant national capability that combined far exceeds working independently.
Kordofan giraffes face local extinction if poaching continues4 August 2023Poaching of two Critically Endangered Kordofan giraffes per year could result in extinction in just 15 years within Cameroon’s Bénoué National Park without intervention. These are the alarming new findings of a University of Bristol and Bristol Zoological Society-led study published in the African Journal of Ecology.
Three interdisciplinary climate change and health research projects win funding 27 July 2023We are delighted to announce the successful bid-winning projects for our 2023 Climate Change and Health research funding call. Generously funded by the University of Bristol US Foundation, the fund supports interdisciplinary research studies aiming to understand and shape responses to the enormous challenges of climate change impacts on health.
Arctic terns may navigate climate dangers
27 July 2023Arctic terns – which fly on the longest migrations of any animal on Earth – may be able to navigate the dangers posed by climate change, new research suggests.