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Read more at: No evidence that England’s new ‘biodiversity boost’ planning policy will help birds or butterflies

No evidence that England’s new ‘biodiversity boost’ planning policy will help birds or butterflies

28 June 2024

No evidence that England’s new ‘biodiversity boost’ planning policy will help birds or butterflies L.V. Dicks and A. Bladon Cited : ' England’s statutory biodiversity metric enhances plant, but not bird nor butterfly biodiversity '. Journal of Applied Ecology, June 2024. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.14697


Read more at: The Aola Mary Richards Fund
Dr Aola Mary Richards

The Aola Mary Richards Fund

14 June 2024

The Aola Mary Richards Fund We are delighted to report that the Department has received a legacy of £5 million from Dr Aola Richards (1927 – 2021) that will provide an endowment to support PhD studentships and postdoctoral Fellowships in Zoology. Dr Richards, an international expert on wetas and ladybirds, was the first...


Read more at: Announcing the Student Support Fund in Memory of John Treherne
Portrait of John Treherne

Announcing the Student Support Fund in Memory of John Treherne

26 February 2024

John Treherne was, during his time at Cambridge (1955-1989), one of the most influential and charismatic members of the Department of Zoology: a brilliant scientist, a much-valued colleague, and an exceptional mentor. As a tribute to John and the important values that he promoted, we have set up a new fund in his memory...


Read more at: Trans-equatorial migration links oceanic frontal habitats across the Pacific Ocean: year-round movements and foraging activity of a small gadfly petrel

Trans-equatorial migration links oceanic frontal habitats across the Pacific Ocean: year-round movements and foraging activity of a small gadfly petrel

19 February 2024

Trans-equatorial migration links oceanic frontal habitats across the Pacific Ocean: year-round movements and foraging activity of a small gadfly petrel


Read more at: Professor Ron Laskey has been named an Officer of the French National Order of Merit

Professor Ron Laskey has been named an Officer of the French National Order of Merit

25 January 2024

We are delighted to report that Professor Ron Laskey FRS CBE FMedSci FLSW has recently been admitted as an Officer of the French National Order of Merit (Ordre national du Mérite). This honour has been awarded to Ron for his remarkable career as the Charles Darwin Professor at the University of Cambridge and for his...


Read more at: Vice Chancellor has appointed Professor Robert Fletcher as the second Miriam Rothschild Professor of Conservation Biology

Vice Chancellor has appointed Professor Robert Fletcher as the second Miriam Rothschild Professor of Conservation Biology

22 January 2024

The Department of Zoology is delighted to announce that the Vice Chancellor has appointed Professor Robert Fletcher as the second Miriam Rothschild Professor of Conservation Biology at the University of Cambridge. The Chair fell vacant when Professor Bill Sutherland FRS retired in September 2023, and became a Director of...


Read more at: Spanish butterflies better at regulating their body temperature than their British cousins

Spanish butterflies better at regulating their body temperature than their British cousins

15 January 2024

Butterfly populations in Catalonia in northern Spain are better than their UK counterparts at regulating their body temperature by basking in the sunshine, but rising global temperatures due to climate change may put Spanish butterflies at greater risk of extinction. An international study, led by the University of...


Read more at: New Article and YouTube Video by Claire Spottiswoode

New Article and YouTube Video by Claire Spottiswoode

11 December 2023

Culturally determined interspecies communication between humans and honeyguides Claire N. Spottiswoode and Brian M. Wood, Science Cambridge University Article YouTube Video Cited: Claire N. Spottiswoode, Brian M. Wood, Culturally determined interspecies communication between humans and honeyguides.Science382,1155-1158(2023...


Read more at: Three new Professorships launched to boost interdisciplinary research across the Biological Sciences at Cambridge

Three new Professorships launched to boost interdisciplinary research across the Biological Sciences at Cambridge

4 December 2023

The School of Biological Sciences has announced three new Professor posts in areas of significant research importance across the biological sciences: Professor of Evolutionary Networks Professor of Biotic Interactions Professor of Integrative and Systems Neuroscience Click HERE to find out more.


Read more at: JOB ALERT: Director of the University Museum of Zoology and Professorship of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology

JOB ALERT: Director of the University Museum of Zoology and Professorship of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology

4 December 2023

Director of the University Museum of Zoology and Professorship of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology We are looking for an engaged and effective leader to join us as Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology and Director of the University Museum of Zoology in the Cambridge University Zoology Department. We have amazing...