Centre for Ecology, Environment and Sustainability

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We aim to undertake internationally recognised research on environmental change and its impacts on biodiversity, and to be a leading provider of education and training in environmental science.

We are a multi-disciplinary research team of geographers and ecologists. Specialist interests include remote sensing, the ecology of birds, fish, invertebrates, mammals and plants, in terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments.

Our research is designed to support policy development and implementation, and we have strong links with conservation practitioners and policy makers locally, regionally and internationally.

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Latest news from Centre for Ecology, Environment and Sustainability:

  • BU research models spread of disease through aquatic communities

    The interaction of species within an ecosystem is important in predicting how they will respond when diseases are introduced, Bournemouth University (BU) modelling has found. The research examined how aquatic... »

  • Buzzing DNA Detectives link up with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust

    For our upcoming Buzzing DNA Detectives outreach events, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust have agreed to work in partnership with our project. At these events visiters can learn how DNA metabarcoding... »

  • Eco-Coding Project Video

      A new video has been produced to present the Eco-Coding project’s aims and objectives,  a project which is being led by Dr Liz Franklin. Eco-Coding is a HEIF (Higher education... »

  • Interested in helping bees and other pollinators thrive in our towns and cities?

      The newly launched Pollinator Exchange is your one-stop resource With pollinator numbers in decline in rural areas, there has been increasing focus on the many ways in which towns... »

  • Wanted post doc for eco-coding projects

    We are looking for a Post Doc to join our team utilising eDNA methods to inform ecological management for river fish and urban pollinators. Working closely in collaboration with Dr... »

  • Communicating complex research to influence environmental decision making

    The overall purpose of this project was to communicate the results of complex research from Bournemouth University in a simple way to better enable this research to support wildlife conservation.... »

  • Mapping the Forests of Medieval Novgorod

    Research Update: 19 February 2016. The team made a breakthrough this week when Harry Manley, our Mapping and GIS Expert, and Dr Elena Cantarello, Forest Modelling Expert, managed to work out how to... »

  • Climate change just one of many risks to trees in the tropical Andes

    Scientists have provided the first robust assessment of climate change impacts on extinction risk in the tropical Andes, an area of global importance for biodiversity. Bournemouth University experts have analysed... »

  • Iconic Indian fish on brink of extinction

    The legendary humpback Mahseer, one of the world’s most iconic freshwater fish, is on the brink of extinction according to scientists from Bournemouth University in the UK and St. Albert’s... »

  • BU hosts Wessex Conservation Forum

    Sustainability, green economy and the environment were high on the agenda during the Wessex Conservation Forum, hosted by Bournemouth University (BU). The day, organised by BU project manager Ben Thornes,... »

  • Professor Adrian Newton in National Geographic

    BU’s Professor Adrian Newton has featured in a National Geographic article ‘Apples of Eden: Saving the Wild Ancestor of Modern Apples’. Reporter Josie Glausiusz explores the endangered wild fruit trees... »

  • Bacteria behind debilitating Buruli ulcer found in South America

    A BU PhD student has uncovered Mycobacterium ulcerans in the environment in South America for the first time. The bacteria is associated with the devastating skin disease Buruli ulcer and... »

  • Conserving Eden

    Professor Adrian Newton led BU’s contribution to the Conserving Eden project, examining forest management in the Tien Shan region of Central Asia. 48,000 people live in the project study area,... »

  • ReForLan

    BU’s Professor Adrian Newton designed and coordinated the European Commission funded ReForLan research project. ReForLAn brought together researchers from six countries to assess the environmental degradation and the potential for... »

  • Student and Staff research teams to visit The Gambia

    UNESCO World Heritage Centre and MAB Secretariat have officially recognised Gambia’s sites and natural beauty as important and worthy of protection. It is one of the last strongholds of Temmincki’s... »

  • World number one for fish biology research

    Research emerging from the Conservation Ecology and Environmental Sciences Group at Bournemouth University (BU) is rated the best in the world for the specific research area of fish biology. The... »

  • Evolution and the Ice Age

    Ecosystems and evolution are closely linked, finds Dr John Stewart.


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