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.
Zooming in on Dietary Differences Our next instalment of the ‘Photo of the Week’ series features Catherine Gutmann Roberts’ image of her research into the dietary differences of different species of fish.... »
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... »
Sherlock’s Window: In search of an odourless growth medium Our next instalment of the ‘Photo of the Week’ series features Dr Andrew Whittington‘s image of a third instar blowfly larva (maggot). The... »
Much of Madagascar’s wealth of wildlife and plantlife is unique to the island, given its long isolation from other landmasses. This means it’s particularly vulnerable to damage from human activities... »
Improving Vehicle Transportation Safety and Security Our next instalment of the ‘Photo of the Week’ series features Dr Neetesh Saxena‘s image of research being undertaken to improve vehicle transportation safety and security. The... »
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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.
Research projects attached to this theme
- 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