Ecological and Environmental Change Research Group

News archive for Ecological and Environmental Change Research Group

The investiture of John Birks to the Royal Society of Edinburgh took place on Monday 16 May 2016
On Thursday May 19th, Alistair Seddon delivered the Rick Battarbee lecture at University College London
John Birks - now a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Vigdis has been elected a Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
The goal is to understand how the ecosystems on Earth will be affected by a future climate distinguished by more extreme weather.
Emphatically NO says EECRG Professor II Kathy Willis in a recent BBC Radio 4 interview introduced by Jim Al-Khalili.
Insects are the most successful group of organisms in the history of life. A discovery of new genes suggests why.
Professor Emerita Hilary Birks received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Paleolimnological Association on 4 August 2015. She was given the award during their international symposium in Lanzhou, China.
Professor II Kathy Willis has been awarded the Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture for 2015 from the Royal Society (UK) for her outstanding work in science communication
Nature's Conscience - The Life and Legacy of Derek Ratcliffe, edited by Des Thompson, John Birks, and Hilary Birks, was published April 2015.
On 19th and 20th March there will be a seminar in honour of John Birks
Hilary Birks, Professor Emerita in EECRG, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
All good things must come to an end ...
John Birks has been elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien ("KVA")) in the Geosciences section.
A tribute to Hilary Birks and her contribution to palaeoecology
The amount of UV light reaching the Earth’s surface is thought to have varied in the past, and may be a largely overlooked factor in evolution. How can we quantify changes in UV over time to test these ideas?
The NoAClim project not only aims to test the scenario of novel, no-analogue climates and ecosystems in Norden, but it also aims to bridge the gap between climate and biodiversity research.
(Scientifically, that is!) BIO has produced a “wave” of scientific articles about Heathlands recently.