Biodiversity, Environmental Change & Green Economy
In a period of unprecedented environmental change, we are world leaders in understanding and developing policies to manage its impact. We have specialists in conservation and restoration ecology, freshwater and marine ecology, microbiology, ecological modelling and extinction rates. They work on local, national and international environmental agendas, informing policy at all levels.
We have specialists in conservation ecology, biodiversity and conservation, sustainable development, green attitudes and change management. Read about the latest news, projects and research developments here.
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... »
Bournemouth University researchers have given us a glimpse into some of their fantastic research, for the Research Photography Competition. The competition which ran in its third year challenged BU academics... »
As the world’s population continues to grow, so does our consumption of natural resources. Many of these resources are non-renewable, so research into renewable sources of energy is vital. Research... »
On 23rd of February Dr Liz Franklin of the Eco-coding team was invited up to York to give a lunchtime seminar to staff, undergraduates and postgraduates on DNA barcoding and... »
‘Can you convey the impact of your research in a single image?’ That’s the challenge we set BU academics and students this year. The overwhelming response saw researchers from across the university getting... »
Centres and groups aligned to this theme.
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The modelling work has determined the amount of shellfish food required to ensure minimum mortality in the over-wintering oystercatcher population.
Senior Advisor for Natural England on Professor Richard Stillman’s workFind out more
In a period of unprecedented environmental change we are world leaders in understanding and developing policy to manage the impact. Researchers work on local, national and international environmental agendas informing policy at all levels.
Following the presentation of a poster at the prestigious Conference on Environmental Archaeology of European Cities held in Brussels in May 2015, we were invited to submit a paper for... »
Stemming the tide of biodiversity loss in the marine environment
Human activities and manmade structures can negatively affect bird populations. Previously there was no robust method to quantify the impact. BU researchers have applied extensive behavioural research to develop unique computer modelling techniques. This has accurately predicted how human activities affect coastal birds in 35 sites in Europe and one in Australia.
We involve and interact with our research users and general public through events, workshops, lectures and other collaborative opportunities. Public engagement informs our research and shares our knowledge.
BU has a vibrant postgraduate community and members of BU’s Graduate School work across a range of disciplines. Research degrees and doctoral opportunities are listed on the Graduate School web pages. Learn more about our current postgraduate researchers and their projects in this section.
- BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
- BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences
- BSc (Hons) Ecology & Wildlife Conservation
- MSc Green Economy
- MSc Biodiversity Conservation
- MSc Public Health
- Career development in Biodiversity and Conservation
- Frontiers in Biodiversity Science
- Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- Nature Conservation Management
- Past Environmental Change
- Primate Behaviour and Ecology
- Quantitative Ecology
- Field Ecology Skills
- Carbon Management
- Frontiers of Sustainability Science
- Sustainable Development in Practice
- Green Technology and Renewable Energy
- Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
- Environmental Law and Social Justice