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UCCRI Newsletter 30th October 2015

by Alison Harvey last modified Dec 07, 2015 12:16 PM

 

 

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NEWSLETTER

30th October 2015

Research Funding Opportunities

Talks and Events (Internal)

Talks and Events (External)

Research Papers

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Research Funding Opportunities

ESRC calls for Doctoral Training Partnerships and Centres for Doctoral Training in Biosocial Research and New Forms of Data. University’s applications to these calls are coordinated by the Cambridge ESRC DTC team. If you are interested contributing to these applications, please contact Isobel Humphreys, ESRC DTC Coordinator: isobel.humphreys@admin.cam.ac.uk

Isaac Newton Trust Early Career Support Scheme
Schools of Physical Sciences and Technology – to be announced shortly
Details of the previous call here
If you have any questions, please write to researchstrategy@admin.cam.ac.uk

NERC Biodiversity and ecosystem service sustainability workshop grants
The Natural Environment Research Council invites applications for its biodiversity and ecosystem service sustainability workshop grants. Funding supports workshops and working groups that contribute to the following goals of the BESS science plan. Max amount £8,000. No deadline. 

 AHRC
Research Networking Grants
The Research Networking Scheme is intended to support forums for the discussion and exchange of ideas on a specified thematic area, issue or problem. The intention is to facilitate interactions between researchers and stakeholders through, for example, a short-term series of workshops, seminars, networking activities or other events. The aim of these activities is to stimulate new debate across boundaries, for example, disciplinary, conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and/or international. Proposals should explore new areas, be multi-institutional and can include creative or innovative approaches or entrepreneurship. Proposals must justify the approach taken and clearly explain the novelty or added value for bringing the network participants together. No Deadline. 

Analysis of existing data to study the effect of towed fishing gears
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
The tenderer will review and recommend metrics and data analysis methods to test for the effect of natural disturbance in mobile sedimentary habitats, such as sandbanks, in the UK at small, local scales. Closing date: 13 Nov 15  

Small conservation awards
Oriental Bird Club
These support projects involving threatened bird species and their habitats, and those aiming to raise conservation awareness. Funding is worth up to £1,500 for projects lasting 12 to 18 months. Closing date: 15 Dec 15  

Grants in herpetology
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
This program is intended to provide financial support for deserving individuals or organizations involved in herpetological research, education or conservation. Closing date: 15 Dec 15 (Forecast)  

Small conservation awards
Oriental Bird Club
These support projects involving threatened bird species and their habitats, and those aiming to raise conservation awareness. Funding is worth up to £1,500 for projects lasting 12 to 18 months. Closing date: 15 Dec 15  

New generation thinkers
Arts and Humanities Research Council
This enables early career researchers working in all areas of the arts and humanities to attend a series of dedicated workshops and become Radio 3’s resident new generation thinkers. Up to 10 workshop attendees receive further media training and support from AHRC, and have their travel and subsistence reimbursed for the Hay Festival 2015 and for the first recording of their radio programme. Closing date: 15 Dec 15 (Forecast) 

Young scientist research award 
Commonwealth Forestry Association
This supports students undertaking forest-related research in pursuit of an academic qualification. The award is worth up to £500. Closing date: 31 Dec 15 

Maitland Emmet research fund and grants
British Entomological and Natural History Society
These support research on insects and spiders with reference to the British fauna. Grants are worth up to £500 each. Closing date: 31 Dec 15  

Marsh award for insect conservation
Royal Entomological Society
This recognises an outstanding contribution to insect conservation on the basis of lifetime achievement or considerable and exemplary contribution to a significant project or undertakings. The prize is worth £1,000. Closing date: 31 Dec 15  

Grants in 2016

Project grants
Conservation, Food and Health Foundation
These support non-profit, non-governmental organisations to build capacity within the developing countries in the fields of conservation, food, and health. The average award amount is US$17,000 and grants rarely exceed US$25,000. Closing date: 01 Jan 16  

Small grants
Parkes Foundation
These support the study into biosocial sciences, with emphasis on human biosocial projects. Grants do not usually exceed £600. Closing date: 09 Jan 16 (Forecast) 

Study abroad studentships
Leverhulme Trust
These support an extended period of advanced study or research at a centre of learning overseas, excluding the US.
Studentships comprise £18,000 per year for basic maintenance costs, a dependent partner allowance of £6,000, return airfare and baggage allowance. They support periods between 12 and 24 months. Closing date: 11 Jan 16  

PhD studentships
Fisheries Society of the British Isles
These support postgraduate study that leads to a PhD in any field relevant to fish biology, and fisheries science and conservation. Studentships are based on the NERC stipend rate plus a £1,000 supplement, and include a contribution of £1,500 per year towards consumables. Closing date: 13 Jan 16 (Forecast) 

Small research grants
Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
Grants are awarded as either RGS-IBG small research grants, the 20th International Geographical Congress Fund award or the Jasmin Leila award. Funds can be used for travel, maintenance, data collection and temporary research assistance. Awards are worth between £250 and £3,000. Closing date: 18 Jan 16  

Standard research grants 
Natural Environment Research Council
This is an open competition for curiosity-motivated basic, strategic or applied research in the environmental sciences. Grants are worth between £65,000 and £800,000 at 100 per cent full economic cost. Closing date: 19 Jan 16  

H2020-EE-2016 energy efficiency – topics 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 17
Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
Proposals may address a range of topics within the energy efficiency societal challenge. Each successful proposal is expected to receive between €1 million and €5m although proposals for other amounts will also be considered. The total indicative budget for this call is €50m. Closing date: 21 Jan 16  

H2020-EEB-2016 energy efficient buildings – topics 1, 2, 3 and 4
Horizon 2020: Industrial Leadership
Proposals may address a range of activities within the leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing, and biotechnology energy efficient building challenge. Each proposal may receive between €500,000 and €7 million, although proposals for other amounts may be considered. The indicative budget is worth €49m. Closing date: 21 Jan 16  

Standard research grants 
Natural Environment Research Council
This is an open competition for curiosity-motivated basic, strategic or applied research. Grants are worth between £65,000 and £800,000 at 100 per cent full economic cost. Closing date: 21 Jan 16 (Forecast) 

H2020-SC5-2016 greening the economy – topics 12 and 24, single stage
Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges
Proposals may address topics related to food and water resource for the development of inclusive, sustainable and healthy Euro-Mediterranean societies, as well as support to policy and preparing for innovation procurement. Each successful proposal is expected to receive between €100,000 and €2 million although proposals for other amounts will also be considered. The indicative budget for this call is expected to be between €2.1 million and €2.3m. Closing date: 26 Jan 16 

Our planet, our health awards
Wellcome Trust
These support high-quality, transdisciplinary programmes of research that investigate novel aspects of – and build evidence for – how complex changes in our environment affect our health. Awards are worth up to £2 million per year for up to five years.  Closing date: 29 Jan 16  

Endowment fund research grants
Scottish Ornithologists’ Club
These grants are for studies that further the knowledge and conservation of birds in Scotland. Funding is available for a maximum of three years. Closing date: 31 Jan 16 (Forecast) 

Conservation and research grants
Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia
These grants support bird conservation and ornithological research projects in the region. There is no upper limit to the size of grants but most average between £500 and £1,000. Closing date: 31 Jan 16  

Primate research grants
Primate Conservation
These provide support for original research that can be used to formulate and to implement conservation plans for the species studied. Funding of approximately US$2,500 is provided on average, with a maximum grant of US$5,000. Closing date: 01 Feb 16  

Flexible interchange programme
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
This supports the movement of people between different environments to further the exchange of knowledge, technology and skills in the field of bioscience research and the council’s strategic priorities. Approximately 20 awards are available each year. Projects costing up to £150,000 each will be funded at a rate of 80 per cent full economic cost over a maximum period of two years. Closing date: 03 Feb 16 

 Note:Interested applicants are advised to contact iain.thomas@enterprise.cam.ac.uk before applying

Research grants
Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland
The purpose of the scheme is to support research to enhance knowledge of the flora of the British Isles. Grants are typically worth £500 each, with a maximum amount of £1,000. Closing date: 06 Feb 16 (Forecast)

Worldwide small grants
People’s Trust for Endangered Species
These support short-term conservation and research projects aimed at the preservation of endangered species. Grants are awarded for projects of up to two years duration and are worth between £2,000 and £8,000, although most grants will not exceed £5,000. Closing date: 12 Feb 16 (Forecast) 

Worldwide continuation grants
People’s Trust for Endangered Species
These support research that is aimed at the preservation of endangered species around the world. Grants are worth between £3,000 and £10,000 per year for a maximum duration of two years. Closing date: 12 Feb 16  

Conservation insight grants
People’s Trust for Endangered Species
These support projects focusing on endangered species. Grants are worth between £3,000 and £10,000 per year for up to two years. Closing date: 12 Feb 16  

Satellites to improve agri-food systems
Innovate UK
This aims to stimulate the development and adoption of new technologies and business models based on the innovative use of satellite technology, in order to improve the productivity of the UK food and farming industries and simultaneously address the environmental impacts of increased land use and intensification. The budget for this call is worth up to £3.75 million and grants are worth up to £1m each. Closing date: 17 Feb 16  

Born Free Foundation grant
Primate Society of Great Britain
This primarily supports a primate range state national, working in the field on a project involving endangered primates or human and non-human primate conflict resolution. The award is worth up to £1000. Closing date: 28 Feb 16  

Small grants
Welsh Ornithological Society
These support projects that focus on bird species that are currently declining or threatened in Wales. Grants are worth up to £500 each. Closing date: 28 Feb 16 (Forecast) 

Postgraduate research funding
Douglas Bomford Trust
This aims to advance knowledge, understanding, practice, competence and capability in the application of engineering and physical science to agriculture, horticulture, forestry, amenity and land based and biological activities for the benefit of the environment and mankind. Applications requesting over £1,500 will be considered. Closing date: 01 Mar 16 

Large grants
Natural Environment Research Council
These support adventurous, large-scale and complex research projects tackling big science questions that cannot be addressed through other funding opportunities. Grants are worth between £1.2 million and £3.7m each, for a duration of up to five years.  Closing date: 10 Mar 16 (Forecast) 

Environment and sustainability research grants
Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)
These support research projects investigating some of the bigger issues of environmental sustainability, including water and development, energy security and urban migration. Four awards, worth £9,000 each, are available. Closing date: 20 Mar 16  

Research bursaries
Scottish Association for Marine Science
These support research in any marine science subject, especially of relevance to Scotland. Each award is worth up to £1,000. Closing date: 31 Mar 16  

Arctic research station
Natural Environment Research Council
Researchers from the UK and their international collaborators may carry out environmental research relevant to the NERC remit at the Ny-Ålesund station on the Svalbard archipelago. Closing date: 31 Mar 16 (Forecast) 

European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability grant (EIP-Agri)
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
These support projects which link research, farming and forestry practice to encourage innovation and improve productivity and sustainability in the agricultural sector. Grants are worth between £5,000 and £150,000 for up to three years. The total budget is worth £5 million. Closing date: 31 Mar 16  

Innovation grant
British Society of Soil Science
This grant is to help teachers develop creative and innovative ways of incorporating soil science into lessons. The grant is worth up to £500. Closing date: 01 Apr 16  

Field equipment grant
British Society of Soil Science
This grant is designed to enable institutions to buy field equipment to aid in the instruction and understanding of soil science. Grants are worth up to £1,000. Closing date: 01 Apr 16  

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Tusk conservation awards
Tusk Trust
*** The Tusk Trust has extended the deadline for nominations for  its Tusk conservation awards. The deadline has been extended from 6 February to 10 April 2015. All other call details remain unchanged. These recognise inspirational conservation work in Africa, ranging from the protection of endangered species and threatened habitat to the promotion of environmental education and the development of community driven conservation. Winners receive a grant to further their work. *** Closing date: 10 Apr 16 (Forecast) 

Academic research grants
Chesshire Lehmann Fund
These enable community groups, non-profit organisations, researchers and academic institutions to collaborate in order to monitor and evaluate work in relation to fuel poverty. Grants are worth up to £5,000 each. Closing date: 01 May 16 (Forecast) 

Junior professorship for sustainable use of renewable natural resources 
Robert Bosch Stiftung
The professorship seeks to support a young outstanding scientist and to contribute to a better standing of the emerging field of sustainability science in Germany. Up to €1 million is available for independent research over five years at a German research institution or university. Closing date: 18 May 16 (Forecast)

Talks and Events
Internal

Shifting Sediment Sources in the World's Longest RIver: An 8,000-year Record From Northern Sudan
Prof Jamie Woodward (The University of Manchester)
Monday 02 November 2015, 17:00-18:00
Harker Room 1, Department of Earth Sciences

Known Knowns, Known Unknowns And Unknown Unknowns: Disease Threats To Tasmanian Devils, Frogs, Koalas And Woylies
Hamish McCallum, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London
Cambridge Conservation Seminars
Wednesday 04 November 2015, 17:00 - 18:00 Scott Polar Research Institute, main lecture theatre 

The Human Brain - A Lesson In Green Technology
Professor Simon Laughlin FRS, Professor of Neurobiology, Department of Zoology
Cambridge Philosophical Society
Monday 09 November 2015, 18:00 - 19:00 Bristol-Myers-Squibb Lecture theatre, Department of Chemistry

Commonness And Conservation: Should We Bother About The Rare Stuff?
Sandy Knapp, Life Science Plants Division, Natural History Museum
Cambridge Conservation Seminars
Wednesday 11 November 2015, 17:00 - 18:00 Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site

Systems, synonyms and strife – the making of European entomology around 1800
9th November 1pm HPS

Behavioural Flexibility In Birds And Beyond
Corina Logan (Department of Zoology)
Coffee with Scientists
Friday 13 November 2015, 15:30 - 17:00 Seminar Room 2, Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Mendicant Baobabs And Acrobat Acacias:  Lessons From Plants That Don’t Stay Put
Christian Kull, Institut de géographie et durabilité, Université de Lausanne
Cambridge Conservation Seminars
Wednesday 18 November 2015, 17:00 - 18:00 Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site 

Taking A Global View: How Satellites Provide A Unique Perspective On Our Changing Planet
Dr David Wilkinson and Dr Alan Belward from the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy
Talks related to sustainability and the environment
Wednesday 18 November 2015, 18:30 - 19:30 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Theatres 

The contributions of British anthropology to the human sciences
Professor Maurice Bloch
Thursday 19 November 2015, 18:00-19:00, Fitzwilliam Auditorium

Professor Bloch studied at Fitzwilliam, obtaining his PhD in 1967. He is now Professor Emeritus in Anthropology at The London School of Economics and Political Science, and the College is delighted that he will be giving this lecture. The Foundation Lecture will be given in the Auditorium, Fitzwilliam College at 6.00pm on Thursday 19th November 2015. It is open to all, so please circulate to those who are likely to be interested.

Wildlife In The Anthropocene: Conservation After Nature
Jamie Lorimer, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
Cambridge Conservation Seminars
Wednesday 25 November 2015, 17:00 - 18:00 Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site

Phenotyping Is An F-Word: Crop Research In Fields, On Farms, With Farmers
Roger Sylvester-Bradley, ADAS
This is a CPPS Seminar. Plant Sciences Departmental Seminars
Thursday 26 November 2015, 16:00 - 17:00 Department of Plant Sciences, Large Lecture Theatre

Student Conference on Conservation Science: Cambridge, UK on 22-24 March 2016
The conference series aims to bring together conservation scientists in the early stages of their research careers.  SCCS also uses its location in Cambridge to build firm links between the new generation of conservation scientists and the many national and international conservation agencies based nearby. The conference has an internship scheme, which is available for conference delegates from developing and eastern European countries.  This scheme enables student delegates to spend up to one month after the conference with a UK-based NGO or university department carrying out a conservation-related project of mutual interest.  Internship applicants are required to submit their application by 16 October 2015.Please note that the internship period will begin on Good Friday 25 March 2016.The closing date for applications to the conference is 23 October 2015 at 10:00 GMT. 

External

Hot and bothered? Species vulnerability to climate change
3rd November, 6pm – 7.45pm, Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, ZSL

Wandlebury: People, Nature And Heritage
Robin Pellew
Cambridge Natural History Society
Thursday 05 November 2015, 19:30 - 21:00 Lord Ashcroft Building (LAB 027), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

8th Ecosystem Services Partnership World Conference
South Africa, 9th to 13th November 2015

Co-Production: An Inclusive Approach To Climate Action
Dr Candice Howarth (Global Sustainability Instititute)
Global Sustainability Institute lunchtime seminars
Thursday 12 November 2015, 13:00 - 14:00 Lord Ashcroft Building (LAB) 207 (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus)

ESPA 2015 Annual Science Conference
London, UK, 25th to 26th November 2015

Chagos Conservation Trust Conference 2015
27 Nov 2015 - 10am - 7pm
Huxley Lecture Theatre at Zoological Society of London 

The Chagos Conservation Trust's 5th annual conference of science, conservation and history in the Chagos Archipelago focuses on expeditions to the marine reserve in the last 12 months. Covering deep open sea to the shallow reefs and onto the islands themselves, teams of scientists have been busy gathering data, restoring habitat and fighting pests in 2015. CCT brings you the highlights from these expeditions and sets the scene for ambitious new conservation initiatives.
Tickets cost £30 (£10 students, ID required on the day) and include refreshments, lunch and drinks reception.

Behaviour change from the inside out
29 - 30 October 2015, 00:00
ARU, Cambridge
Global Sustainability Institute at ARU

Global Landscapes Forum/Paris
5th – 6th December 2015

Research Papers

Cambridge

The social implications of using drones for biodiversity conservation

Population trends in Himalayan Griffon in Upper Mustang, Nepal, before and after the ban on diclofenac

The vulnerability of Indo-Pacific mangrove forests to sea-level rise

Are both agricultural intensification and farmland abandonment threats to biodiversity? A test with bird communities in paddy-dominated landscapes

Nonparametric Image Registration of Airborne LiDAR, Hyperspectral and Photographic Imagery of Wooded Landscapes

Global

The intersection of food security and biodiversity conservation: a review

Ecotourism and natural resource conservation: the ‘potential’ for a sustainable symbiotic relationship

“Not Promising a Landfall …”: An Autotopographical Account of Loss of Place, Memory and Landscape

Conservation in a social-ecological system experiencing climate-induced tree mortality

Water Footprint Analysis in Dairy Industry in India

Understanding Attitudes and Pro-Environmental Behaviors in a Chilean Community

Defining scenarios of future vectors of change in marine life and associated economic sectors

Listening to Birds in the Anthropocene: The Anxious Semiotics of Sound in a Human-Dominated World

Can ground-based assessments of forest biodiversity reflect the biological condition of canopy assemblages?

Mindfulness and Sustainability: Utilizing the Tourism Context

The immersive visualization theater: A new tool for ecosystem assessment and landscape planning

German Ecocriticism and the Environmental Humanities

Forces of Agglomeration: Allen Scott's The Cultural Economy of Cities Revisited

Water Resources Management for Sustainable Environmental Public Health

Understanding the importance of small patches of habitat for conservation

Biodiversity and Resilience of Ecosystem Functions

Emerging Technologies to Conserve Biodiversity

Policy Relevant Conservation Science

Beyond the Golden Era of public health: charting a path from sanitarianism to ecological public health

The concentrations of five heavy metals in components of an economically important urban coastal wetland in Ghana: public health and phytoremediation implications

Have Ecosystem Services Been Oversold?

The Study of Environmental Psychology in Tall Buildings with Sustainable Architecture Approach

William Percival Westell (1874-1943): a prolific popularizer of British natural history

Overcoming extinction: understanding processes of recovery of the Tibetan antelope

Meeting Future Challenges of Antarctic Research

News

Environmental vision of the University and how to get involved
This year the University of Cambridge adopted a new Environmental Sustainability Vision and Policy (http://bit.ly/1ViOtLl). As members of the University we can all support this to make it a reality through our daily activities. To have more involvement, be part of the Cambridge Green Challenge and help make this world-leading institution a front runner in sustainability action too. Below are some ways you can take a more active role:

*The Living Laboratory for Sustainability*
Help improve the University’s environmental sustainability – get access to data and contacts for your dissertation/final year project to create great research AND practical outcomes. Or, outside of your studies, contact us to ensure your efforts can have as much effect as possible – get insider info, support, advice, contacts. Join the Living Lab (http://bit.ly/1GgN4sy). 

*Green Impact*
Take part in Green Impact (http://bit.ly/1J72znF) – get training to work with a department or college to win an environmental award, gain experience and create tangible impact as a Green Impact Project Assistant. Get in touch with greenimpact@admin.cam.ac.uk <mailto:greenimpact@admin.cam.ac.uk>, and look out for the training in mid-November.

*Most important of all, keep in touch!*
Like us on Facebook for updates and opportunities to get involved:https://www.facebook.com/CUenvironment
Sign up to our mailing list which sends a monthly(ish) email: http://eepurl.com/bBTljb
Find us @CambridgeSust on Twitter and on Instagram The Environment and Energy Section

Steps Centre Summer School
The fifth annual Summer School takes place on 16-27 May 2016 at the Institute of Development Studies in Brighton, UKThe Summer School brings together highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, water or energy issues.

CISL Webinar Series
In the run up to United Nations climate change conference (COP21) in Paris in December this year, the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and the European Climate Foundation (ECF) have once again joined forces to provide a series of stimulating, sector-focused climate webinars.These will arm you with the background and sector insights your business needs to know ahead of the global negotiations.

The Cabaret of Plants by Richard Mabey
In Richard Mabey's characteristically lyrical and informative tone, The Cabaret of Plants explores plant species which have challenged our imaginations, awoken that clichéd but real human emotion of wonder, and upturned our ideas about history, science, beauty and belief. Picked from every walk of life, they encompass crops, weeds, medicines, religious gathering-places and a water lily named after a queen. Beginning with pagan cults and creation myths, the cultural significance of plants has burst upwards, sprouting into forms as diverse as the panacea (the cure-all plant ginseng, a single root of which can cost up to $10,000), Newton's apple, the African 'vegetable elephant' or boabab, whose swollen trunks store thousands of litres of water - and the mystical, night-flowering Amazonian cactus, the moonflower.

Bibliographic Database
IIED’s Poverty and Conservation Learning Group provides a bibliographic database of literature on conservation-poverty linkages.  It can be searched for publications by key word or by theme.

PhDs in Sustainability at Stockholm Resilience Centre
Focus on sustainable and healthy diets
Focus on biophysical resource economy
Focus on circular economy
Focus on global stewardship of marine resources

News in Brief 

UNDP Highlights Value of Simultaneously Addressing Climate Change, Poverty

Major EU countries join fight to protect European Nature Laws

A new landscape of global crises

Four UK bird species including puffins 'face extinction'

Number of Zimbabwe elephants killed with cyanide rises to 60

Plastic Bags and Fishing Nets Found in Stomach of Dead Whale

How Tanzania plans to light up a million homes with solar power

Buddhists call for strong Paris climate deal to limit warming

New network aims to connect locally controlled forest enterprises across Africa

Persian Gulf could experience deadly heat

Mountain communities rebuild diverse, climate-resilient crops

WRAP targets textile waste reductions across Europe

Climate change threatens survival of common lizards

The African lion: what faster decline of apex predator means for ecosystems

Field Diary of Cocoa and Conservation in Bantaeng, Indonesia

Extreme heatwaves could push Gulf climate beyond human endurance, study shows

Declines in whales, fish, seabirds and large animals disrupt Earth's nutrient cycle

Are nature apps interesting enough?

Loss of large land mammals could change landscapes forever

Elephants boost tree losses in South Africa's largest savanna reserve

How to build a city fit for 50℃ heatwaves

Large, violent animal packs shaped the ecosystems of the Pleistocene epoch

Ancient permafrost quickly transforms to carbon dioxide upon thaw

Wanted: Fair players and a climate leader

If a major economy takes the lead, warming could be limited to 2°C

What If One Tree Had Everything You Needed?

Response to environmental change depends on variation in corals, algae partnerships

Snow leopards at risk as Himalayas face climate change 'crisis'

New Giant Tortoise Species Found on Galápagos Islands

How A Photographer Captured The Beauty of Siberian Tigers

Call for Papers: Adaption Futures Conference 2016
Biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA). The submission of abstracts is now welcome under one of the following seven themes: cities and infrastructure; food, forestry and rural livelihoods; fresh water availability and access; public health; ecosystems and ecosystem based adaptation; disaster risk reduction; and the Arctic. 

CFP Workshop on Technology, Environment & Modern Britain, UCL, 27 April 2016
Call for papers: Technology, Environment and Modern Britain
Deadline 1 Dec

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