Native and Invasive Ladybirds in a Changing U.K. Climate
Dr J Perry, Dr A Salisbury
25 January 2019
Climate change and invasive species have been described as a “deadly duo”. We have the potential to explore the interacting effects of these drivers of biodiversity change using ladybirds as a model system.
Understanding extinction risk in the Anthropocene
Dr M Gonzalez-Suarez
Applications accepted all year round
We live in a humanized world in which even the most remote areas have been affected by the actions of our species. Human impacts have caused a widespread loss of biodiversity, to the point that we have likely entered the sixth mass extinction event on Earth, the first primarily caused by humans.
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.