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2009 News

Insect Ecology Group on the Royal Society website

This month’s special issue of Inside Science to mark the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society features Kalsum Mohd Yusah, from the Insect Ecology Group.

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Lunch with Her Majesty the Queen

Her Majesty and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh attended a formal lunch at King's College to celebrate long service to the University by its employees.

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Coating could end cockroach and termite infestation by giving the insects the slip

A new insect repellent which helps people give termites, cockroaches and other pests the slip has been unveiled by the Department's Insect Biomechanics Group.

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Graduate Student Union President

Following her election earlier this year, Jennifer Harcourt (Evolutionary Ecology Group) has now taken up the position of Graduate Student Union President for 2009/10.

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Reunion of the Pt II Class of 1969

Reunion of the Pt II Class of 1969

Many months ago, the Department was contacted by Dr. Alan Cane who, along with his contemporary Nick Owens, was organising a reunion of Part II students from 1969. He asked if the party could visit Zoology, and Malcolm Burrows enthusiastically agreed.

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Royal Medal

The Department is delighted to offer its congratulations to Professor Ron Laskey, FRS, on his award of the Royal Society's prestigious Royal Medal.

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New research shows a global trend in nature-based tourism

A new study out yesterday found that many nations throughout the world, including the United Kingdom, are seeing an annual increase in visitors to their conservation areas.

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ZSL Silver Medal

The department is delighted to offer its congratulations to Dr Rosie Trevelyan, Director of the Tropical Biology Association and based here in the Department, who has been awarded the Zoological Society of London Silver Medal for contributions to the understanding of zoology, including activities such as wildlife conservation and education.

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Deforestation causes ‘boom-and-bust’ development in the Amazon

Clearing the Amazon rainforest provides a quick boost to Brazilian communities’ wealth and quality of life, but these improvements are short-lived, according to new research published today in Science.

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Linnean Medal for Zoology

The Department is delighted to offer its congratulations to Professor Michael Akam who has been awarded the Linnean Medal for Zoology.

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The Whale: A History

Professor Bill Amos appeared on Radio Four's In Our Time programme discussing the evolutionary history of the whale with Melvyn Bragg, Professor Steve Jones from UCL and Eleanor Weston from the Natural History Museum.

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New Fellow of the Royal Society

The Department offers its congratulations to Professor Jenny Clack who has become the latest member of the Department to be made a Fellow of the Royal Society bringing the total to 18.

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Corvids continue to impress

Work carried out at the Sub-department of Animal Behaviour in Madingley is continuing to reveal the extraordinary intelligence of corvids.

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Godman-Salvin Medal for Professor Rhys Green

Professor Rhys Green has been awarded the Godman-Salvin Medal by the British Ornithologists Union (BOU), a rare honour as the medal has only been awarded 24 times in 90 years.

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Last surviving Beagle egg discovered by chance

An egg collected by Charles Darwin while on HMS Beagle - and thought to be the last such specimen known to exist - has been rediscovered by an octogenarian volunteer at Cambridge University’s Zoology Museum.

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Foreign Honorary Fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The department is delighted to offer its congratulations to Professor Jenny Clack who has been awarded a Foreign Honorary Fellowship of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Graduate poster competition winners

Zoology graduate students have recently been very successful in a variety of poster competitions.

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New Evolution field station - plans finalised

The old Genetics Field Station on Huntingdon Road is being replaced by a brand new facility for evolutionary genetics to be built in Madingley later this year.

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