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Professor Kathy Willis has been awarded the 2015 prize for her excellent work in science communication. The Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture is awarded annually to the scientist or engineer whose expertise in communicating scientific ideas to a UK audience in lay terms is exemplary.The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Public Engagement Committee. Past winners have included Brian Cox,  David Attenborough and Richard Dawkins. Kathy is only the 4th woman to win the prize, which was first awarded in 1986.

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September 8, 2017

Shrub growth and expansion in the Arctic tundra: an assessment of controlling factors using an evidence-based approach

September 2017. A new open-access research paper examines possible controls on Arctic shrubification using an evidence-based approach. Over at least the last three decades, changes in Arctic vegetation composition have occurred that have ... Continue reading

May 19, 2017

Plant Conservation Day: Global Pollen Project featured on Methods in Ecology Blog

To celebrate Plant Conservation Day, the Global Pollen Project has today been featured on the Methods in Ecology and Evolution Blog, in a guest post by Andrew Martin. The Global Pollen Project ... Continue reading

May 12, 2017

Long-term Ecology and Future Planet Earth – A symposium in honour of Professor Kathy Willis

News item contributed by Professor John Birks, University of Bergen The Ecological and Environmental Change Research Group in the Department of Biology, University of Bergen organised a one-day symposium on Long-term ... Continue reading

May 11, 2017

Congratulations to Heri Andrianandrasana

We are delighted and proud to announce that this week Heri Andrianandrasana passed his DPhil viva with flying colours. His thesis examines ... Continue reading

April 28, 2017

Natural Capital of Street Trees

In a new Perspectives paper published in Science on 28 Apr 2017, Kathy Willis and Gill Petrokfosky highlight the considerable advantages of street trees as a natural capital ... Continue reading