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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.
As a follow-up to Kathy Willis' 25-part radio series on Plants: From Roots to Riches, Kathy and Carolyn Fry have published a profusely illustrated book to accompany the series.
Kathy Willis, Director of Science of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Professor of Biodiversity at the University of Oxford, and Professor II in the EECRG is presenting a radio series on BBC Radio 4 entitled Plants: From Roots to Riches.
A tribute to Hilary Birks and her contribution to palaeoecology
Willis, K.J. & McElwain, J.C. (2014) The Evolution of Plants (second edition). Oxford University Press, 424 pp.
In the last few years of his life, Torstein Solhøy worked with colleagues on preparing a book about the natural and cultural history and ecology of Neshalvøya, a peninsula in Hardangerfjorden.
Alistair Seddon (post-doctoral fellow on the Parasol project in EECRG) is the first author a new paper identifying 50 priority research questions in palaeoecology.
In mid December, many members of the EECRG went to Geilo for a two-day seminar to consider future projects.
Ildikó Orbán from Hungary successfully defended her MSc thesis on 2 December 2013 on 'Holocene treeline shifts in the Retezat Mountains, Romania'.
On Friday afternoon 15 November, three of our Master students gave presentations about their projects.
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 Eagle Owl has now been released back into the wild after eating lots of Canada Goose meat!
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.
Many from BIO and from around the world are involved in the debate that developed as a response to a report recently published by the Norwegian Environment Ministry concerning the proposed planting of new forests, especially the fast-growing Sitka spruce, as a climate change mitigation measure.
Professor II Kathy Willis becomes Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Siberian larch forests and the ion content of thaw lakes form a geochemically functional entity.

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