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Sussex student to host panel discussions on the experiences of BAME scientists

8 July 2020

A PhD student is hosting two online discussions to share the successes and challenges experienced by a panel of BAME scientists.


Times have been tough for the most meat-loving carnivores, research finds

24 June 2020

Research has demonstrated that the ongoing human-driven mass extinction event has particularly affected the world’s most carnivorous mammals.


Rooting for the future: how the public can help to reflower our landscapes

18 June 2020

A Sussex researcher is seeking to understand how we can better manage the places we live and work to allow nature to thrive.


Behavioural and data scientist to speak about unconscious bias to the School of Life Sciences

18 June 2020

Freelance journalist and author Dr Pragya Agarwal is giving a Zoom talk on Thursday 25 June at 1pm.


Risk of return to exponential growth in Coronavirus cases if UK mobility not kept below half of pre-lockdown levels

9 June 2020

A new report warns of exponential growth in Coronavirus cases if UK population mobility is not kept below more than half of pre-lockdown figures.


Sussex student to increase visibility of BAME role models in science

8 June 2020

A PhD student aims to increase the visibility of role models in science for BAME students by building a community that extends beyond the School.


Research finds praying mantids match their predatory strike to the speed of their prey

15 May 2020

Research has found when capturing their prey, praying mantids match the duration of their deadly predatory strike to the speed of their prey.


DNA database pioneer elected Royal Society Fellow

29 April 2020

An innovative Life Sciences professor has received the distinguished honour of being made a Fellow of the Royal Society.


Rising star researcher receives prestigious fellowship

23 April 2020

A researcher has been recognised as a future leader in her field with a prestigious national fellowship.


Having a PhD viva using Zoom

23 April 2020

Noora Nevala successfully defended her PhD via Zoom. If you have your viva coming up and aren’t sure what to expect, Noora has answered some questions


City Nature Challenge: how to reconnect with nature from home

22 April 2020

Organisers are urging people to continue to take part in the City Nature Challenge and find ways to connect with nature from their home.


Understanding links between environment and people is key to sustainable development

22 April 2020

A deeper understanding of the connections between the environment and people is crucial to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Road traffic noise causes bat activity to decrease by two thirds, as bats find it 'irritating'

16 April 2020

A study reveals the impact of traffic noise on bat activity, suggesting that negative effects could be felt considerable distances from the source.


Pablo Escobar's hippos might have helped to restore local ecological diversity

25 March 2020

Hippos brought into Colombia by Pablo Escobar could have helped to restore ecological diversity in the surrounding area, according to a new study.


Most beneficial places to plant new woodland revealed

19 March 2020

A Sussex Research Fellow has helped to identify the most beneficial places to plant 10,000 hectares of new woodland.


Common treatments used on cattle have devastating impacts on wildlife, new study reveals

18 March 2020

Experts have stressed an urgent need to find alternatives to wormers and anti-ectoparasitic products used widely on cattle, following new research.


Life Sciences to celebrate One World Sussex

12 March 2020

The School of Life Sciences is taking part in a campaign to promote cultural understanding and will celebrate the diversity of the School community.


Celebrating diversity in science through outreach

21 February 2020

The School of Life Sciences has launched a project to increase recognition of lesser-known scientists.


Gone with the wind - extreme weather poses threat to honey bees as wind reduces efficiency of foraging

19 February 2020

High wind speeds can significantly reduce the efficiency of a honey bee’s search for food, according to a new research paper published this week.


Life Sciences to host event to highlight LGBT+ scientists

17 February 2020

The School of Life Sciences is hosting an event to raise the visibility of LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender plus) scientists


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