Latest articles

 

Nico Alioravainen
Travel grants to go - Nico Alioravainen
Autumn 2018
01 October 2018

Nico travelled on a research trip to Associate Professor Pete Biro’s lab at Deakin University, Australia to carry out research on “Evolution of individual-level trait covariation and personality-driven dispersal syndrome”.

Billy Tasker-Brown
Travel grants to go - William Tasker-Brown
Autumn 2018
01 October 2018

William travelled to: Turku, Finland to attend the “International Conference on Arabidopsis Research 2018” and present his research entitled “Genes involved in Gynoecium development, recruit cell cycle machinery”.

Conservation Physiology Logo
Raccoons with access to food waste are chubbier and sweeter
Autumn 2018
01 October 2018

It’s no secret that the planet is now ‘human’. We – humans – have altered the earth to meet the demands of a booming population, creating so-called “urban landscapes”. But what does that mean for the wildlife that surrounds us? Evidence suggests that wildlife exposed to anthropogenic stressors are different from their non-exposed counterparts in various ways including stress levels, predator-prey interactions, and food intake.

JxB
Less control, better understanding
Autumn 2018
01 October 2018

Classically we want everything controlled in an experiment, and for plant scientists growth chambers appear to provide the perfect approach. But the natural environment is infinitely variable, and that’s what plants actually experience. Probing this uncomfortable gap in our understanding, Annunziata and co-workers have been examining metabolic changes under naturally variable conditions, both within a day and day to day.