Success and Vulnerability in the Amazon
Prof O Phillips, Dr T Baker
7 January 2019
Few tasks in science are more important and urgent than revealing the rules that govern why some living things are more abundant than others and which will be most vulnerable in our rapidly changing world.
Re-thinking insect adaptation to Antarctica’s extreme environments
Dr S Hayward, Dr L Orsini, Prof J Colbourne
21 January 2019
Antarctica has been isolated from the other Southern Hemisphere continents for at least 28 million years (Myr). Model reconstructions of the last glacial maximum (LGM ~20 000 years BP) suggest that all low-lying coastal areas on Antarctica, and many sub-Antarctic islands were completely covered by ice.
What drives variability in tree mortality across global forests?
Dr T Pugh, Dr T Matthews
Applications accepted all year round
Why do trees die? How do the rates and drivers of tree mortality vary from the tropical rainforest to the boreal? How do these mortality rates affect forest structure? These questions are crucial in order to understand large-scale forest dynamics.