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A new moth species has been named after former EECRG PhD student Perpetra Akite.
Eric Grimm (born 20 August 1951), a very active collaborator and key-player within our HOPE project, died suddenly on 15 November 2020. Eric devoted his career to doing superb palaeoecological science and to providing a generous service to the scientific community through his development of TILIA software, giving numerous workshops internationally, and managing and enlarging Neotoma, a global... Read more
Dr Perpetra Akite, a former EECRG member, has a blogpost about her journey to become an ecologist on the Relational Thinking blog of the British Ecological Society
As part of an international consortium led by Yan Zhao (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing), Vivian Felde and John Birks were involved in the publication of a detailed record of past vegetation and climate over the last 1.74 million years from the Tibetan Plateau.
John Birks spent a total of 22 months starting in October 2016 writing this monograph as a Grubb Review.
Richard Payne, a former Marie Curie Fellow with EECRG in 2003, was killed climbing in the Himalaya
In 2019, the annual orchid festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew is devoted to Colombia.
EECRG is striving to be FAIR in their research practices
HOPE post-doctoral fellow Suzette Flantua is one of five main authors of a recent paper published in Nature Geoscience
Former EECRG Professor II Kathy Willis has been appointed as the next Principal (=Master or Head of House) of St Edmund Hall, one of the University of Oxford's colleges.
Eleven past and present members of EECRG are co-authors on the paper "Accelerated increase in plant species richness on mountain summits is linked to warming" published in the 12 April issue of Nature
Ram Prasad Chaudhary, Professor Emeritus at Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal has been honoured by having a new species named after him.
Hilary Birks, Professor Emerita in EECRG, has been inducted into the Royal Society of Edinburgh
EECRG Professor II Emerita Kathy Willis from the University of Oxford and Royal Botanic Gardens Kew received an Honorary Doctorate (Æresdoktor) from the University of Bergen on 5 May 2017 in recognition of her many contributions to biodiversity research, long-term ecology, conservation, and resource stewardship internationally and for her contributions to the EECRG, the Department of Biology, and... Read more
EECRG says farewell to two post-docs
Congratulations to John and Alistair on their recent successes
The Meltzer Award was given to Alistair in recognition of his outstanding academic record in terms of degrees, prizes, research grant, innovative research projects, broad research experience, and international publications.
Dr Perpetra Akite was awarded her doctoral degree at a ceremony in Kampala, Uganda on 21 February 2017.
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