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Game of Stones: how does rock strength control river incision?

Solid Earth Dynamics

Byron Adams (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Tom Mitchell (Earth Sciences, UCL)


Evaluating earthquake information in the light of public needs

Environmental Hazards & Pollution

David Alexander (Mathematics, UCL)

Ilan Kelman (Earth Sciences, UCL)


Genetic adaptations to virus and the environment in wild chimpanzees.

Evolution & Adaptation

Aida Andres (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Ziheng Yang (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Raised fields of Amapá, Northern Brazil – an investigation of a pre-Columbian agricultural system

Past Life & Environments

Manuel Arroyo-Kalin (Archaeology, UCL)

Dorian Fuller (Archaeology, UCL)


Nocturnal pollinators in agro-ecosystems

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Jan Axmacher (Geography, UCL)

Carl Sayer (Geography, UCL)


Aquatic-terrestrial linkages in a UK / European context – The role of freshwater ecosystems in enhancing terrestrial biodiversity and ecosystem services

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Jan Axmacher (Geography, UCL)

Tim Newbold (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Microplastics on Sandy Beaches and Coastal Dunes

Environmental Hazards & Pollution

Andreas Baas (Department of Geography, KCL)

Neil Rose (Geography, UCL)


Impacts of Climate Change on Desert Dunes

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Andreas Baas (Department of Geography, KCL)

Emma Tebbs (Department of Geography, KCL)


The evolution of environmental plasticity

Evolution & Adaptation

Jürg Bähler (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Max Reuter (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


The initial condition for the long-term evolution of terrestrial planets

Solid Earth Dynamics

Maxim Ballmer (Earth Sciences, UCL)

John Brodholt (Earth Sciences, UCL)


The seismic signals of the heterogeneous Earth mantle

Solid Earth Dynamics

Maxim Ballmer (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Paula Koelemeijer (Earth Sciences, UCL)


The dynamics of mantle plumes, and their geophysical and geochemical expressions

Solid Earth Dynamics

Maxim Ballmer (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Ana Ferreira (Earth Sciences, UCL)


The Origin of Partially Molten Domains in the Lowermost Mantle through Coupled Seismic-Geodynamic Modeling

Solid Earth Dynamics

Maxim Ballmer (Earth Sciences, UCL)

John Brodholt (Earth Sciences, UCL)


Conservation Genomics of Insect Pollinators

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Ian Barnes (Earth Sciences Department, NHM)

Mark Thomas (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Cryptic diversity and dinosaur evolutionary history

Past Life & Environments

Paul Barrett (Earth Sciences Department, NHM)

Philip Mannion (Earth Sciences, UCL)


Ghost lakes and ponds: The role of buried wetland deposits in rare aquatic plant conservation

Past Life & Environments

Helen Bennion (Geography, UCL)

Carl Sayer (Geography, UCL)


Lakes, lives and landscapes: exploring the diverse histories of people and their standing waters using a multi-disciplinary approach

Past Life & Environments

Helen Bennion (Geography, UCL)

Carl Sayer (Geography, UCL)


Reconstructing past environmental change in the Caribbean to inform ecosystem restoration and rewilding

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Helen Bennion (Geography, UCL)

Samuel Turvey (Biodiversity and Macroecology Theme, IOZ)


Creating a tephrochronological framework for linking climate, environmental change and human colonisation of the South Pacific.

Past Life & Environments

Anna Bourne (School of Geography, QMUL)

Simon George Lewis (School of Geography, QMUL)


Exploring hunter-gatherer human resilience in Armenia using a novel proxy for climate change, the population dynamics of small mammals from ancient DNA

Evolution & Adaptation

Selina Brace (Earth Sciences Department, NHM)

Mark Thomas (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Microbial life and activity on glaciers and in Arctic soils

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

James Bradley (School of Geography, QMUL)

Anne D. Jungblut (Life Sciences Department, NHM)


Microbial survival in the energy-limited deep biosphere

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

James Bradley (School of Geography, QMUL)

Kate Spencer (School of Geography, QMUL)


Role of fluids during faulting

Solid Earth Dynamics

Nicolas Brantut (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Phil Meredith (Earth Sciences, UCL)


Ageing in the wild and how to manage it

Evolution & Adaptation

Patricia Brekke (, IOZ)

Francois Balloux (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Can we recreate microrefugia to reduce the impact of climate change on threatened birds?

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Patricia Brekke (Evolution and Molecular Ecology Theme, IOZ)

David Murrell (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Reconstructing multiple high sea level events in the Channel – the records from southwest England and south Wales

Past Life & Environments

Rebecca Briant (Department of Geography, BBK)

Gerald Roberts (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, BBK)


Building environmental records from arid Iraqi lake sequences using phytoliths

Past Life & Environments

Becky Briant (Department of Geography, BBK)

Mark Altaweel (Archaeology, UCL)


Testing the role of evolution in ecological resilience: investigating genomic convergence in historical and recent climate adaptation in European butterflies and moths

Evolution & Adaptation

Jon Bridle (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Richard Nichols (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)


Constraining future climate projections

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Chris Brierley (Geography, UCL)

Richard Chandler (Statistical Science, UCL)


Climate variability, past and future

Past Life & Environments

Chris Brierley (Geography, UCL)

David Thornalley (Geography, UCL)


Three-dimensional analysis of englacial channels in Alpine valley glaciers

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Charlie Bristow (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, BBK)

Bethan Davies (Department of Geography, RHUL)


The deep nitrogen cycle – nitrogen storage in the subduction system

Solid Earth Dynamics

John Brodholt (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Andrew Thomson (Earth Sciences, UCL)


Diversity, biogeography and ecology of Falkland Islands crustose coralline algae

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Juliet Brodie (Life Sciences Department, NHM)

Andrew Leitch (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)


Evolutionary ecology of social insects and their parasites

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Mark Brown (School of Biological Sciences, RHUL)



Saving a higher buzz: research-driven conservation of the shrill carder bumblebee

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Mark Brown (School of Biological Sciences, RHUL)

Paul Williams (Life Sciences Department, NHM)


Plants and their traits: major axes of specialization

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Neil Brummitt (Life Sciences Department, NHM)

Jane Catford (Department of Geography, KCL)


Can ecological biomes be defined by the traits of the plants found there?

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Neil Brummitt (Life Sciences Department, NHM)

Mark Mulligan (Department of Geography, KCL)


Vulnerability of coastal habitats to climate change and anthropogenic intervention

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Helene Burningham (Geography, UCL)

Julian Thompson (Geography, UCL)


Late-Holocene coastal change in northwest Europe

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Helene Burningham (Geography, UCL)

Simon Turner (Geography, UCL)


Exploring mitonuclear effects in admixed populations

Evolution & Adaptation

Florencia Camus (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Aida Andres (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


The evolution of morning sickness: evidence for prophylaxis hypothesis?

Evolution & Adaptation

Alecia Carter (Anthropology, UCL)

Guy Cowlishaw (Behavioural and Population Ecology Theme, IOZ)


The Future of Alien Invasions: the impact of rates of introduction, and introduction bias, on the richness and composition of alien assemblages

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Jane Catford (Department of Geography, KCL)

Tim Blackburn (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Extending coexistence theory to predict impact of plant invasions on biodiversity

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Jane Catford (Department of Geography, KCL)

David Murrell (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Predicting human impacts and environmental change on Southeast Asian biodiversity: past, present and future

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Helen Chatterjee (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Samuel Turvey (Biodiversity and Macroecology Theme, IOZ)


Understanding the scope and future of global plant adaptation to herbivore attack

Evolution & Adaptation

Matt Clark (Life Sciences Department, NHM)

Jon Bridle (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Tracking the topographic evolution of the Sierra Nevada, California

Solid Earth Dynamics

Frances Cooper (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Byron Adams (Earth Sciences, UCL)


The morphological and functional impacts of natural selection and domestication

Evolution & Adaptation

Philip Cox (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Anjali Goswami (Life Sciences Department, NHM)


The impact of captivity and mating on the functional morphology of the carnivoran baculum

Evolution & Adaptation

Philip Cox (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Ryan Felice (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Dynamics of Plio-Pleistocene environments in East Africa through the study of clay sediments

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Javier Cuadros (Earth Sciences Department, NHM)

Ignacio de la Torre (Archaeology, UCL)


Informing Critically Endangered giant salamander conservation in China

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Andrew Cunningham (Wildlife Epidemiology Theme, IOZ)

Laurent Frantz (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)


The roots of animal epigenetic regulation: insights from sponge epigenomes

Evolution & Adaptation

Alexandre de Mendoza Soler (School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences, QMUL)

Ferdinand Marletaz (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Resolving Deep Animal Phylogenies Through Genome-wide Maximum Likelihood Phylogenetic Inference

Evolution & Adaptation

Christophe Dessimoz (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Max Telford (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Fundamental Studies of Mineral Carbonation with Application to CO2 Sequestration

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Devis Di Tommaso (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)



3D measurements to explain forest structure and function

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Mathias Disney (Geography, UCL)

Philip Lewis (Geography, UCL)


New approaches to measuring and valuing urban forests

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Mathias Disney (Geography, UCL)

Philip Lewis (Geography, UCL)


Palaeohydrology, climatic variability and water-use strategies in Australia from the late Pleistocene to the present

Past Life & Environments

Nick Drake (Department of Geography, KCL)

Paul Breeze (Department of Geography, KCL)


Functional diversity of termites across the tropics: linking pattern and process

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Paul Eggleton (Life Sciences Department, NHM)

Seirian Sumner (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Reconstructing long-term trends in NW European insect biodiversity using subfossil chironomids

Past Life & Environments

Stefan Engels (Department of Geography, BBK)

Helen Bennion (Geography, UCL)


How do current insect dispersal dynamics compare to natural rates-of-change?

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Stefan Engels (Department of Geography, BBK)

Ian Matthews (Department of Geography, RHUL)


How do environmental filtering and competition vary with spatial scale in ecological communities?

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Tom Fayle (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)

Paul Eggleton (Life Sciences Department, NHM)


Enhancing the accuracy, precision, and usefulness of ENSO forecasts for disaster risk reduction

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Aideen Foley (Department of Geography, BBK)

Ilan Kelman (Earth Sciences, UCL)


Past intermediate and deep ocean circulation during sustained periods of warmth

Past Life & Environments

Heather Ford (School of Geography, QMUL)



Reconstructing Indian Ocean climate variability over the last 125,000 years

Past Life & Environments

Heather Ford (School of Geography, QMUL)

Chris Brierley (Geography, UCL)


Glacial erosion in the tropics: The Santa Marta Range, southern Caribbean

Solid Earth Dynamics

Matthew Fox (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Andrew Carter (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, BBK)


Rates of drainage network evolution measured with detrital data and inverse methods

Solid Earth Dynamics

Matthew Fox (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Pieter Vermeesch (Earth Sciences, UCL)


Water quality impacts of chicken farms along the River Wye

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Rob Francis (Department of Geography, KCL)

Michael Chadwick (Department of Geography, KCL)


Environmental impacts of artificial lawns

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Rob Francis (Department of Geography, KCL)

Michael Chadwick (Department of Geography, KCL)


Developing the Role of Museum Collections in Mammalian Conservation Genomics: SE Asia as a Case Study

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Laurent Frantz (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)

Ian Barnes (Earth Sciences Department, NHM)


Natural selection during recent phenotypic evolution in domesticated species

Evolution & Adaptation

Matteo Fumagalli (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)

Laurent Frantz (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)


The genetic basis of adaptation to rapid environmental changes across species

Evolution & Adaptation

Matteo Fumagalli (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)

Aida Andres (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Hominin brain evolution in a comparative context

Evolution & Adaptation

Aida Gomez-Robles (Anthropology, UCL)

Christophe Soligo (Anthropology, UCL)


Deep-learning phenomic analysis of ecomorphology, development, and diversification in insects

Evolution & Adaptation

Anjali Goswami (Life Sciences Department, NHM)

Jan Axmacher (Geography, UCL)


What makes different species different? Interbreeding incompatible yeast species to map their differences.

Evolution & Adaptation

Duncan Greig (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Richard Nichols (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)


Identifying topographic signatures of ancient and modern Martian surface processes

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Stuart Grieve (School of Geography, QMUL)

Peter Grindrod (Earth Sciences Department, NHM)


Identifying systematic biases in citizen science and crowdsourced geographic information

Environmental Physics & Mathematical Modelling

Muki Hacklay (Geography, UCL)

Ana Basiri (Other, UCL)


Seismically Imaging beneath Paektu/Changbaishan Volcano

Solid Earth Dynamics

James Hammond (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, BBK)

Maxim Ballmer (Earth Sciences, UCL)


Imaging magma storage beneath the Canary Islands

Solid Earth Dynamics

James Hammond (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, BBK)

Chiara Maria Petrone (Earth Sciences Department, NHM)


Unearthing how intermixing has driven adaption in human populations

Evolution & Adaptation

Garrett Hellenthal (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Aida Andres (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Public Perceptions of Plastics Pollution – Communications and Social Change

Environmental Hazards & Pollution

Lesley Henderson (Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel)

Susan Jobling (Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel)


Symbiosis as an adaptation to changing environments

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Lee Henry (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)



Do microbial mutualisms explain habitat specialisation in ants?

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Lee Henry (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)

Yannick Wurm (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)


Major evolutionary transitions to obligate symbioses

Evolution & Adaptation

Lee Henry (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)

Chema Martin-Duran (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)


The future role of Citizen Science in catchment management

Environmental Hazards & Pollution

Kate Heppell (School of Geography, QMUL)

Muki Haklay (Geography, UCL)


Stable Isotope Dietary Ecology of African Carnivores: Past and Present

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Philip Hopley (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, BBK)

Chris Carbone (Biodiversity and Macroecology Theme, IOZ)


The Honey Bee: An Emerging Model Organism for Epigenetics.

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Paul Hurd (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)

Rob Lowe (Other, QMUL)


Life Cycle Assessment of PLA in the food packaging sector

Environmental Hazards & Pollution

Eleni Iacovidou (Other, Brunel)

Olwenn Martin (Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel)


Regenerative agriculture: exploring the interrelationships between food-soil-plastics

Environmental Hazards & Pollution

Eleni Iacovidou (Other, Brunel)

Olwenn Martin (Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel)


The aridity, drought and biodiversity impacts of Solar Geoengineering

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Peter Irvine (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Tim Newbold (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Tsunami impact forecasting using Bayesian machine learning and AI

Environmental Physics & Mathematical Modelling

Fatemeh Jalayer (Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, UCL)

Saman Ghaffarian (Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, UCL)


The effects of stress on functioning and dynamics of bee colonies

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Vincent Jansen (School of Biological Sciences, RHUL)

Mark Brown (School of Biological Sciences, RHUL)


Modelling Ecological Interactions, Biodiversity and Stability

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Vincent Jansen (School of Biological Sciences, RHUL)

Axel Rossberg (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)


Profiling the venomous defense system of sea urchins

Evolution & Adaptation

Ronald Jenner (Life Sciences Department, NHM)

Paola Oliveri (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


The origin of Paektu volcano and associated magmatism in N Korea

Solid Earth Dynamics

Eleanor Jennings (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, BBK)

James Hammond (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, BBK)


Transient loading of structures under impact of finite-amplitude waves

Natural & Biological Hazards

Edward Johnson (Mathematics, UCL)

Ian Eames (Other, UCL)


Understanding the response of disease vectors to land-use change

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Kate Jones (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Tim Newbold (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Biome Health – Tracking the response of wildlife across gradients of human pressure

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Kate Jones (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Chris Carbone (Biodiversity and Macroecology Theme, IOZ)


Towards net Zero Carbon Wastewater Service

Environmental Hazards & Pollution

Evina Katsou (Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel)

Ardo Van den Hout (Statistical Science, UCL)


Forecasts and Warnings of Volcanic Eruptions

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Chris Kilburn (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Phil Meredith (Earth Sciences, UCL)


Imaging the multi-scale landscape of the core-mantle boundary

Solid Earth Dynamics

Paula Koelemeijer (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Ana Ferreira (Earth Sciences, UCL)


Effects of forest diversity on aquatic-terrestrial linkages and processes

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Julia Koricheva (School of Biological Sciences, RHUL)

Pavel Kratina (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)


Can exotic tree species support biodiversity and ecosystem services in a warming world?

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Julia Koricheva (School of Biological Sciences, RHUL)

Cristina Garcia (School of Biological Sciences, RHUL)


Big data and mobile technology for health emergencies in Brazil and LMIC countries

Environmental Physics & Mathematical Modelling

Patty Kostkova (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Kate Jones (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Comparative genomics of Gnathifera, an enigmatic clade of spiralian worms with significance to early animal evolution

Evolution & Adaptation

Christopher Laumer (Life Sciences Department, NHM)

Ferdinand Marletaz (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Accessing nuclear genome data from invertebrate natural history collections, with applications in deep metazoan phylogenetics and comparative genomics

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Christopher Laumer (Life Sciences Department, NHM)

Ferdinand Marletaz (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Evolution of communication: decoding the honeybee tremble dance

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Elli Leadbeater (School of Biological Sciences, RHUL)

Steve Portugal (School of Biological Sciences, RHUL)


Evolution of the honeybee waggle dance

Evolution & Adaptation

Elli Leadbeater (School of Biological Sciences, RHUL)

Vincent Jansen (School of Biological Sciences, RHUL)


Where are the last strongholds of marine predators in the pelagic realm?

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Tom Letessier (Behavioural and Population Ecology Theme, IOZ)

Christophe Eizaguirre (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)


Fire-adapted seed and fruit traits in Cerrado species: adaptation to smoke and heat generated by wild-fires in the Brazilian biodiversity hotspot

Evolution & Adaptation

Gerhard Leubner (School of Biological Sciences, RHUL)

Cristina Garcia (School of Biological Sciences, RHUL)


Exploring airborne eDNA for monitoring of terrestrial biodiversity using public and private air sampling networks

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Joanne Littlefair (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

David Murrell (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Defining the source parameters for operational models of ash resuspension

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Emma Liu (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Tom Mitchell (Earth Sciences, UCL)


Using the Past to Improve Predictions of the Future of Vertebrate Biodiversity

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Philip Mannion (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Alex Pigot (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Neuroanatomical insights into the early evolution and biogeographic history of alligatoroid crocodylians

Past Life & Environments

Philip Mannion (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Paul Upchurch (Earth Sciences, UCL)


Climate and air quality impact of rockets and space junk

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Eloise Marais (Geography, UCL)

Neil Rose (Geography, UCL)


Urban trees and air pollution

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Eloise Marais (Geography, UCL)

Mathias Disney (Geography, UCL)


Neuroactive drugs in the aquatic environment – understanding their mixture effects in fish using network biology approaches

Environmental Hazards & Pollution

Luigi Margiotta-Casaluci (Division of Analytical, Environmental & Forensic Sciences, KCL)

Stephen Sturzenbaum (Division of Analytical, Environmental & Forensic Sciences, KCL)


Hypervariable genomes, regulation and conservation in sea urchins

Evolution & Adaptation

Ferdinand Marletaz (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Paola Oliveri (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Extending the Holocene tephrochronological framework for palaeoclimate and palaeoecological records into southern Europe

Past Life & Environments

Celia Martin-Puertas (Department of Geography, RHUL)

Simon Blockley (Department of Geography, RHUL)


Evaluating the impact of North Atlantic atmospheric circulation modes on the limnological evolution of Diss Mere, Norfolk

Past Life & Environments

Celia Martin-Puertas (Department of Geography, RHUL)

Chris Brierley (Geography, UCL)


The impact of climate change, cleaner skies, and stratospheric aerosol geoengineering on extreme humid heat in the sub-tropics

Environmental Hazards & Pollution

Tom Matthews (Department of Geography, KCL)

Peter Irvine (Earth Sciences, UCL)


Quantifying forest structure and function over successional time

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Daniel Maynard (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Jane Catford (Department of Geography, KCL)


De-risking tailings from copper mining: mineralogical and geochemical controls on environmental impacts and resource potential under different climate conditions.

Environmental Hazards & Pollution

Katie McFall (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Richard Herrington (Earth Sciences Department, NHM)


Understanding health impacts for aquatic wildlife exposed to neonicotinoid pesticides

Environmental Hazards & Pollution

Thomas Miller (Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel)

Edwin Routledge (Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel)


A delicate balance? Understanding spontaneous switches from erosion to carbon accumulation in northern peatlands.

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Alice Milner (Department of Geography, RHUL)



Rediscovering the forgotten forests: evaluating the potential of wet woodlands as nature-based solutions at a landscape scale

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Alice Milner (Department of Geography, RHUL)

Lucy Roberts (Geography, UCL)


Approaches to modelling environmental extreme events in the presence of missing data

Environmental Physics & Mathematical Modelling

Robin Mitra (Statistical Science, UCL)

Emma Simpson (Statistical Science, UCL)


Reservoirs of resistance: the effect of ecological shifts on the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistant bacterial pathogens

Evolution & Adaptation

Gemma Murray (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Jon Bridle (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Linking patterns and processes in tropical forests

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

David Murrell (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Sofia Olhede (Statistical Science, UCL)


Advancing understanding of UK biodiversity trends and drivers of change using biological records

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

David Murrell (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Richard Gregory (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Development of Sustainable Organic Waste Management Strategies for England

Environmental Hazards & Pollution

Kok Siew Ng (Other, Brunel)

Eleni Iacovidou (Other, Brunel)


Genomic analysis of adaptation to environmental change

Evolution & Adaptation

Richard Nichols (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)

Richard Buggs (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)


Detecting cryptic infection to understand the spread of an invasive wildlife disease

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Richard Nichols (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)

Trenton Garner (Evolution and Molecular Ecology Theme, IOZ)


Combining movement and population ecology to inform conservation of a threatened species

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Malcolm Nicoll (Behavioural and Population Ecology Theme, IOZ)

David Murrell (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Multi-species demographic modelling to examine competition and environmental drivers in Mauritian seabird dynamics

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Malcolm Nicoll (Behavioural and Population Ecology Theme, IOZ)

Catharine Horswill (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


The duration, extent, demographic impact and ecological consequences of hybridisation in a multi-species, seabird hybrid complex.

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Malcolm Nicoll (Behavioural and Population Ecology Theme, IOZ)

Richard Nichols (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)


Understanding the rates of abrupt climatic changes: developing annually-resolved chronologies of abrupt climatic events during Last Glacial Interglacial Transition.

Past Life & Environments

Adrian Palmer (Department of Geography, RHUL)

Ian Matthews (Department of Geography, RHUL)


Signs of life in Paleoarchean chemical sedimentary rocks: a strategy to search for extra-terrestrial life

Past Life & Environments

Dominic Papineau (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Matthew Powner (Other, UCL)


Biosignatures of ancient life in stromatolites from the Precambrian geological record

Past Life & Environments

Dominic Papineau (Earth Sciences, UCL)



Stability of complex ecological networks under climate change

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Richard Pearson (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Simone Severini (Other, UCL)


Biodiversity and the resilience of nature’s benefits to people in agricultural landscapes

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Richard Pearson (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Owen Nicholas (Statistical Science, UCL)


Assessing climate change vulnerability of arid ecosystems using satellite information: the Khar Us protected area as a case study

Environmental Physics & Mathematical Modelling

Nathalie Pettorelli (Biodiversity and Macroecology Theme, IOZ)

Mathias Disney (Geography, UCL)


Enhancing the High Carbon Stock approach to better inform land prioritization in Asia

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Nathalie Pettorelli (Biodiversity and Macroecology Theme, IOZ)

Mathias Disney (Geography, UCL)


Timing and controls on evolution of deep-marine lobe and related deposits, Eocene Hecho Group, Jaca basin, Spanish Pyrenees

Past Life & Environments

Kevin Pickering (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Paul Bown (Earth Sciences, UCL)


The Influence of Burned Landscapes on Wild Chimpanzee Behaviour and Forest Ecology

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Alexander Piel (Anthropology, UCL)

Christophe Soligo (Anthropology, UCL)


Apes, Acoustics, and Algorithms: Machine Learning to Identify Chimpanzee Callers

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Alexander Piel (Anthropology, UCL)

Christophe Soligo (Anthropology, UCL)


Environmental resistance: a novel approach for predicting the spread of invasive alien species

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Alex Pigot (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Tim Blackburn (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Understanding ecological function in a changing climate: how does individual behaviour affect community resilience?

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Alex Pigot (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Jon Bridle (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


The impact of aquatic pollutants in European eel (Anguilla anguilla)

Environmental Hazards & Pollution

Adam Piper (Behavioural and Population Ecology Theme, IOZ)

Thomas Miller (Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel)


The metabolic costs of an exaggerated sexual ornament in stalk-eyed flies

Evolution & Adaptation

Andrew Pomiankowski (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Nick Lane (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


A Survey of Human-Hippo and Human-Crocodile Interactions across Africa

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Simon Pooley (Department of Geography, BBK)

Muki Haklay (Geography, UCL)


Skull shape, function and evolution in the earliest dinosaurs

Evolution & Adaptation

Laura Porro (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Paul Barrett (Earth Sciences Department, NHM)


Evolution of eggshell surface structure and physiology

Evolution & Adaptation

Steve Portugal (School of Biological Sciences, RHUL)

Douglas Russell (Life Sciences Department, NHM)


Understanding zoonotic disease emergence in the context of global change

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

David Redding (Biodiversity and Macroecology Theme, IOZ)

Kate Jones (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Predation and competition impacts on a key rodent disease host in rural Nigeria

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

David Redding (Biodiversity and Macroecology Theme, IOZ)

Kate Jones (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Identifying the targets of balancing selection in wild populations

Evolution & Adaptation

Max Reuter (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Aida Andres (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Examining the processes that generate, maintain, and threaten biological diversity

Evolution & Adaptation

Rüdiger Riesch (School of Biological Sciences, RHUL)

Mark Brown (School of Biological Sciences, RHUL)


Trophic interactions between invasive mosquitofish and native competitors

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Rüdiger Riesch (School of Biological Sciences, RHUL)

Pavel Kratina (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)


Spatio-temporal modelling of planktonic biodiversity to resolve the paradox of the plankton

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Axel Rossberg (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)

China Hanson (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)


Control and Prevention of S. mansoni transmission to Humans

Natural & Biological Hazards

Edwin Routledge (Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel)

Aidan Emery (Life Sciences Department, NHM)


Prevalence and Ecotoxicological Risk of Retinoids in the Environment

Environmental Hazards & Pollution

Edwin Routledge (Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel)

Rakesh Kanda (Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel)


How do species interactions and the environment combine to shape wildlife communities in the English countryside?

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Marcus Rowcliffe (People, Wildlife and Ecosystems Theme, IOZ)

Allan Tucker (Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel)


Orogenic Processes on Terrestrial Planets: Quantifying the Effects of Surface Gravity, Tectonics, and Hydration

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Andrew Rushby (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, BBK)

Matthew Fox (Earth Sciences, UCL)


Coastal erosion in the UK: science, risk and policy

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Andrew Russell (School of Geography, QMUL)

James Porter (Department of Geography, KCL)


High temperature fracture and flow in volcanic systems

Environmental Hazards & Pollution

Peter Sammonds (Mathematics, UCL)



European eel use of coastal grazing marshes: informing eel conservation

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Carl Sayer (Geography, UCL)

Adam Piper (Behavioural and Population Ecology Theme, IOZ)


Quantifying the role of agriculture to the global dust cycle

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Daniel Schillereff (Department of Geography, KCL)

Nick Drake (Department of Geography, KCL)


Revaluating long-term drivers of peatland carbon sequestration to inform peatland restoration policies

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Daniel Schillereff (Department of Geography, KCL)

Alice Milner (Department of Geography, RHUL)


Establishing historical biodiversity baselines to guide UK wetland rewilding

Past Life & Environments

Danielle Schreve (Department of Geography, RHUL)

Samuel Turvey (Biodiversity and Macroecology Theme, IOZ)


Evaluating the performance of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems using Enfield as a Case Study

Environmental Hazards & Pollution

Mark Scrimshaw (Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel)

Kate Spencer (School of Geography, QMUL)


Mapping the dynamic health of Sundarbans mangrove forests in the Bengal delta using satellite remote sensing and in-situ sensor data

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Mohammad Shamsudduha (Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, UCL)

Emma Tebbs (Department of Geography, KCL)


The Cambrian explosion: causes and consequences

Past Life & Environments

Graham Shields (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Nick Lane (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Understanding the robustness of a cooperative community during evolution

Evolution & Adaptation

Wenying Shou (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Duncan Greig (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Illuminate intra-crustal magma/gas transport beneath active volcanoes with very long-period tremors (VLP)

Solid Earth Dynamics

Teh-Ru Alex Song (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Chris Kilburn (Earth Sciences, UCL)


Mapping Core-mantle boundary anisotropy with core-reflected P waves

Solid Earth Dynamics

Teh-Ru Alex Song (Earth Sciences, UCL)



Microplastic sources and interactions from catchment to coast

Environmental Hazards & Pollution

Kate Spencer (School of Geography, QMUL)

Geraldene Wharton (School of Geography, QMUL)


High Northern latitude ecosystem dynamics of the Permian and through the Permian-Triassic mass extinction

Past Life & Environments

Stephen Stukins (Earth Sciences Department, NHM)

Julia Koricheva (School of Biological Sciences, RHUL)


Assessment of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the nematode: an invertebrate model for a complex discipline

Environmental Hazards & Pollution

Stephen Sturzenbaum (Division of Analytical, Environmental & Forensic Sciences, KCL)

Volker Arlt (Division of Analytical, Environmental & Forensic Sciences, KCL)


The earthworm and microplastics: defining intrinsic and extrinsic modifiers of biodegradation

Environmental Hazards & Pollution

Stephen Sturzenbaum (Division of Analytical, Environmental & Forensic Sciences, KCL)

Stephanie Wright (Division of Analytical, Environmental & Forensic Sciences, KCL)


Evolutionary genomics of a major transition in evolution

Evolution & Adaptation

Seirian Sumner (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

Yannick Wurm (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)


Hydroclimate-integrated Modelling System for Disaster Risk Reduction in Complex Urban Environments

Environmental Physics & Mathematical Modelling

Ting Sun (Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, UCL)



Groundwater recharge and the intensification of precipitation under climate change

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Richard Taylor (Geography, UCL)

Chris Brierley (Geography, UCL)


Satellite remote sensing for investigating the ecology of Lesser Flamingos and cyanobacterial bloom dynamics in East African Rift Valley lakes

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Emma Tebbs (Department of Geography, KCL)

Martin Wooster (Department of Geography, KCL)


Molecular absorptions in the atmosphere of the early Earth

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Jonathan Tennyson (Physics and Astronomy, UCL)

Sergey Yurchenko (Physics and Astronomy, UCL)


How do greenbeard kin recognition signals evolve?

Evolution & Adaptation

Chris Thompson (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)

David Murrell (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Extreme heatwaves and responses in ecosystem climate gases

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Mark Trimmer (School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences, QMUL)

Ozge Eyice (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)


Data fusion of 20 years of polar remote sensing data: emerging climate trends?

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Michel Tsamados (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Julienne Stroeve (Earth Sciences, UCL)


Deep Learning for radar altimetry echo classification and sea ice surface image recognition

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Michel Tsamados (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Julienne Stroeve (Earth Sciences, UCL)


AutoID: Combining XyloTron and DART-TOFMS data for improved illegal timber identification

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Allan Tucker (Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel)

Richard Buggs (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)


Modelling Species’ Movements and Interactions Using Camera Traps and AI

Environmental Physics & Mathematical Modelling

Allan Tucker (Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel)

Chris Carbone (Biodiversity and Macroecology Theme, IOZ)


Developing AI methods to Automate Species Labelling from Camera Trap Images

Environmental Physics & Mathematical Modelling

Allan Tucker (Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel)

Chris Carbone (Biodiversity and Macroecology Theme, IOZ)


Understanding population dynamics of threatened Caribbean mammals across space and time

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Samuel Turvey (Biodiversity and Macroecology Theme, IOZ)

Mark Thomas (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Giant rats in a changing world

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Samuel Turvey (Biodiversity and Macroecology Theme, IOZ)

Sarah Papworth (School of Biological Sciences, RHUL)


Asian wild bovids in a social-ecological landscape: understanding human dimensions of tamaraw conservation in Mindoro

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Samuel Turvey (Biodiversity and Macroecology Theme, IOZ)

Emily Woodhouse (Anthropology, UCL)


Giants and dwarfs: body size, climate and extinction

Evolution & Adaptation

Richard Twitchett (Earth Sciences Department, NHM)

Bridget Wade (Earth Sciences, UCL)


The effect of mass extinction events on marine predators- shark extinction and recovery at the ends of the Permian and Cretaceous

Past Life & Environments

Richard Twitchett (Earth Sciences Department, NHM)

Charlie Underwood (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, BBK)


Ecological niche filling by Mesozoic sharks and rays

Past Life & Environments

Charlie Underwood (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, BBK)

Richard Twitchett (Earth Sciences Department, NHM)


The Evolutionary and biogeographic impact of the break up of Gondwana during the Cretaceous and Cenozoic

Past Life & Environments

Paul Upchurch (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Julia Day (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Bees and the Morse code

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Elisabetta Versace (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)

Yannick Wurm (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)


The energetics and impact of plasma instabilities in the near-Earth geospace environment

Environmental Physics & Mathematical Modelling

Daniel Verscharen (Space and Climate Physics, UCL)

Christopher Chen (Other, QMUL)


The structure, dynamics and composition of the Earth’s core

Solid Earth Dynamics

Lidunka Vocadlo (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Ian Wood (Earth Sciences, UCL)


The viscosity of the Earth’s inner core

Solid Earth Dynamics

Lidunka Vocadlo (Earth Sciences, UCL)

John Brodholt (Earth Sciences, UCL)


Understanding the Earth’s cores: benchmarking the ELASTIC toolkit for core-forming materials

Solid Earth Dynamics

Lidunka Vočadlo (Earth Sciences, UCL)

John Brodholt (Earth Sciences, UCL)


The meconium as a unique source of eDNA for determining the diet of social wasps

Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation

Alfried Vogler (Life Sciences Department, NHM)

Seirian Sumner (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Quantifying temperature changes in the Oligocene icehouse

Past Life & Environments

Bridget Wade (Earth Sciences, UCL)



Size control on extinction dynamics in Cenozoic planktonic foraminifera

Evolution & Adaptation

Bridget Wade (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Andy Purvis (Life Sciences Department, NHM)


What’s happened to our social wasps and why? A genomic study of the UK common yellow jacket wasps

Evolution & Adaptation

Jinliang Wang (Evolution and Molecular Ecology Theme, IOZ)

Seirian Sumner (Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL)


Detrital mineral records of magmatism and fertility in porphyry copper districts

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

Jamie Wilkinson (Earth Sciences Department, NHM)

Pieter Vermeesch (Earth Sciences, UCL)


Testing Earth’s thermostat with novel isotope tracers

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

David Wilson (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Susan Little (Earth Sciences, UCL)


Ice sheet-ocean-climate interactions during the Pleistocene Ice Ages

Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes

David Wilson (Earth Sciences, UCL)

Heather Ford (School of Geography, QMUL)


Big data evolutionary genomics of social insects.

Evolution & Adaptation

Yannick Wurm (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)

Stephen Rossiter (School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL)



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