The Department received with sadness the news of the death of Dr Ken Joysey on 25th November 2012.
A new paper published in Current Biology this week by several members of the department looks at substrate-borne vibratory communication during courtship in Drosophila melanogaster.
The origin of the fittest: canalization, plasticity and selection as a consequence of provis
The Department is delighted to congratulate Sir John Gurdon on the award of this year's Nobel prize for medicine, announced on 8th October 2012.
News about the environment can seem like one long litany of loss, but is nature’s continued decline inevitable? Certainly not, argues Andrew Balmford in his book Wild Hope, published by University of Chicago Press, which instead explores the successful side of conservation.
Many congratulations to Tim Clutton-Brock on the award of the 2012 Darwin Medal of the Royal Society.
The evolution and development of cooperation in mammalian societies
Many congratulations to Claire Spottiswoode, who has been awarded one of this year's four L'Oreal "Women in Science" Fellowships for her work on the genetics of mimicry in Cuckoo eggs.
Research published in the journal Nature reveals for the first time how a famous extinct animal, the early four-legged vertebrate (tetrapod) called Ichthyostega, moved on land.
Domestic horses likely arose from the western Eurasian steppe-the area of present day Ukraine and West Kazakhstan-and repeatedly interbred with wild horses as the herds spread, a study suggests.
An international collaborative study to map the genome of a South American butterfly has identified the secret behind its mimetic nature.
The Department is delighted to announce that Torsten Krude has been awarded one of this years Pilkington Teaching Prizes, in recognition of excellence in teaching at the University.
The Critically Endangered Raso lark (Alauda razae) lives on a single desert island of 7 km2 in the Cape Verdes off West Africa. Happily, the birds have undergone a remarkable boom over the past decade, according to a paper published online this week in Animal Conservation.
Dr Birgitta Olofsson and colleagues have published a paper looking at neuronal and molecular substrates for optimal foraging in Caenorhabditis elegans.