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Read more at: What's the Best Way of Farming for Nature?

What's the Best Way of Farming for Nature?

1 December 2020

What's the Best Way of Farming for Nature? Food production has a greater impact on biodiversity and land use than any other human activity. Intensive high-yield farming systems generally get a bad press; one that focusses on greater greenhouse gas emissions, antimicrobial resistance, pandemic risk and poorer animal welfare...

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Read more at: PhD Opportunity: Using ecological theory and data to evaluate and improve industry’s measurement of Biodiversity Net Gain

PhD Opportunity: Using ecological theory and data to evaluate and improve industry’s measurement of Biodiversity Net Gain

30 November 2020

PhD Opportunity: “Using ecological theory and data to evaluate and improve industry’s measurement of Biodiversity Net Gain” Growing awareness of the rapid rate of biodiversity loss, and the ultimate impacts on human wellbeing, has resulted in increasing policy commitments that infrastructure development should deliver a...

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Read more at: CCI Earth Optimism 2021 - Conservation Success Stories

CCI Earth Optimism 2021 - Conservation Success Stories

30 November 2020

Do you have a conservation success story you'd like to share? As winter draws in, we are making plans for our online programmes taking place in the New Year. As part of Earth Optimism and the new Cambridge Festival, we are looking to put together a series of short films made in the Museum of Zoology galleries featuring...

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Read more at: Job Opportunity: CDT Programme Manager

Job Opportunity: CDT Programme Manager

30 November 2020

Department of Earth Sciences - CDT Programme Manager Closing Date: 20th December 2020 The purpose of this role is to support and maintain the University's national and international reputation for excellence for training at the graduate level within the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training for Artificial Intelligence for the...

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Read more at: The Conservation Research Institute Conference 2020: Playlist

The Conservation Research Institute Conference 2020: Playlist

16 November 2020

The Conservation Research Institute Conference: Playlist This year, the annual Conservation Research Institute Conference took place online and was recorded for those unable to attend. Watch the showcase of our interdisciplinary work in relation to conservation, Flash Talks from our Early Career Researchers, and what some...

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Read more at: HS2: Rail Line Over Ancient Woodland

HS2: Rail Line Over Ancient Woodland

23 October 2020

Moving ancient woodlands cut down to make way for HS2 is a fundamentally flawed idea, leading ecologists say. The company behind the new rapid rail connection between London and the north of England is cutting down trees in the course of the construction. HS2 say the best strategy for the environment is to move the...

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Read more at: Can Healthy Ecosystems Prevent Future Pandemics? Write Up

Can Healthy Ecosystems Prevent Future Pandemics? Write Up

1 September 2020

Can Healthy Ecosystems Prevent Future Pandemics? Written by Charlotte Milbank, Interdisciplinary PhD Candidate. Geography and Epidemiology. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown deserved spotlight on the complex interactions and interdependencies between environmental health and human health in relation to the risk of zoonotic...

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Read more at: Supporting the Pack: Conservation Action Through Collective Crisis Leadership

Supporting the Pack: Conservation Action Through Collective Crisis Leadership

27 July 2020

African wild dogs leave no one behind. The pack cooperates in taking care of their young, wounded and vulnerable. They work collectively to source food and ensure that everyone is nourished. The natural world is full of such remarkable examples of cooperative behaviour amongst social species, including ourselves. We have...

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Read more at: The COVID-19 Handbook: A Guide to Pandemic Management

The COVID-19 Handbook: A Guide to Pandemic Management

21 July 2020

Call for contributors! The COVID-19 Handbook: A Guide to Pandemic Management We are a team of students from the University of Cambridge and the National University of Singapore, who have decided to put together a guidebook to pandemic management. The guidebook aims to collate, clarify and present key information across...

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Read more at: Law, Science and Sustainability Online Tutorials Mini-Series

Law, Science and Sustainability Online Tutorials Mini-Series

10 July 2020

Register for Law, Science and Sustainability Online Tutorials Mini-Series (14-30 July 2020) As a gentle reminder - to join any of the upcoming free online tutorial sessions in the law, science and sustainability mini-series for secondary and early post-secondary students this July, please do register as soon as possible...

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