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A step into the unmown creates a ‘win-win’ for wildlife and humans

18 September 2014

Creating unmown areas in a park can increase flowers and pollinating insects as well as enjoyment of the space, finds a Sussex study in Saltdean.


A sunny afternoon at LASI

17 July 2014

A year has passed since our last successful Open Day, so by popular demand we once again opened our doors on a sunny July afternoon, to both...


‘Listen to the bees’ to create healthy rural landscapes, says Sussex study

22 May 2014

Honey bees’ foraging preferences provides valuable information for governments about how to better manage rural landscapes, saySussex researchers.


August proves difficult for honey bees as many foragers return empty handed.

7 May 2014

A new paper by Margaret J Couvillon (LASI), Katherine A Fensome, Shaun KL Quah, and Roger Schürch (LASI) shows that August is a critical month...


Dancing bees reveal why summer isn’t the season of plenty

2 April 2014

Summertime and the living is easy – but not for the hungry honey bee, new research from Sussex published today (Wednesday 2 April) reveals.


Bees mean beans: Bumblebee researchers call for help

17 February 2014

Bee researchers are asking for volunteers to see whether there are enough bees left in our gardens and towns to pollinate vegetable crops properly.


Another new Doctor leaves the LASI team!

13 November 2013

Dr Sam Jones successfully defended his PhD thesis on Friday. The title of his thesis is "Chemical based communication & its role in decision...


Sussex Research launches new Strategic Competition

12 November 2013

Sussex Research launches a new Strategic Competition designed to identify a key interdisciplinary programme.


Canadian bees in winter

4 February 2013

LASI Research Scientist Norman Carreck has just returned from a visit to the Beaverlodge Experimental Farm, Alberta, Canada. Beaverlodge, run by...


How ants handle rush hour

30 January 2013

Scientists at the University of Sussex have discovered how ants respond to heavy traffic to and from the nest.


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