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New report reveals true impact of insect apocalypse and calls for urgent action

13 November 2019

A report by a Sussex Professor warns that if insect declines aren't halted, ecosystems will collapse with ‘profound consequences for human wellbeing’.


Communication and public engagement are key to helping the natural world, according to Sussex rewilding expert

28 October 2019

A rewilding expert has urged researchers to combine data with ‘well told stories’ to engage the public and make a difference to the natural world.


Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to raise the visibility of Black British people in STEM

22 October 2019

An upcoming workshop will showcase notable Black British professionals in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).


New report shows British wildlife is continuing to decline at an alarming rate

4 October 2019

The UK’s wildlife is continuing to decline, according to a new report co-authored by a University of Sussex Professor.


New three-quarter-million pound grant for SSRP and Global Studies research on climate risks to fishers in India

4 October 2019

A multidisciplinary team of Sussex academics have been awarded a £728,000 grant from the UKRI-GCRF Equitable Resilience programme.


PhD Spotlight: Fabian Steinbeck

30 September 2019

PhD in Computational Neuroscience


Queen bees face increased chance of execution if they mate with two males rather than one

20 August 2019

New research shows that queen stingless bees face an increased risk of being executed by workers if they mate with more than one male.


Director of SSRP statement on IPCC report on land use and climate change

9 August 2019

The international climate panel has important new messages on land and climate, says Director of Sussex sustainability research.


SSRP academic contributes to groundbreaking paper linking climate to the control of groundwater

8 August 2019

SSRP academic contributes to groundbreaking paper linking climate to the control of groundwater


Sussex scientists promote pride in STEM

8 August 2019

A team of University of Sussex scientists brought family-friendly activities and games to this year’s Brighton Pride weekend from 3 to 4 August.


Killings of environmental defenders strongly linked to corruption and weak rule of law, according to new study

6 August 2019

New research paper finds that the number of recorded deaths of environmental defenders is now similar to those from war zones.


Britain's foremost expert on bumble bees highlights the risks they face in new podcast

5 August 2019

A Sussex biologist has revealed how his research into the impact of pesticides came about as a result of suggestions made by members of the public.


Director of SSRP applauds declaration of climate emergency and urges joint effort to protect climate

1 August 2019

Statement by the Director of Sussex Sustainability Research Programme, Professor Joseph Alcamo.


Diverse research showcased at first Life Sciences Postdoc Research Symposium

18 July 2019

From the navigation of wood ants to cancer therapeutics, a diverse array of research was shared at the first Life Sciences Postdoc Research Symposium.


Academics from Universities of Ghana and Sussex shape thinking on science for the Sustainable Development Goals

12 July 2019

Academics convened at an expert workshop in Accra on 25 June to discuss how science, research and academia can help achieve these important goals.


Report urges shift to small-scale farming post-Brexit to halt wildlife decline & produce sustainable food

11 July 2019

Allotments & small-scale farming after Brexit could provide abundant food & help solve the environmental crisis, according to new report.


Sussex scientists inspire local schoolchildren at Big Bang South East

5 July 2019

Over 600 budding scientists from across the South East region met with researchers from the School of Life Sciences at this year’s Big Bang fair.


Citizen scientists wanted to record sightings of mammals by waterways across the UK

5 July 2019

Members of the public are being asked to record sightings of mammals by waterways across the UK, in an effort to help future conservation efforts.


LGBT STEM Day meet-up and plans for Pride

1 July 2019

To celebrate LGBT STEM Day, the School of Life Sciences is arranging an afternoon meet-up.


SSRP workshop on research methods a success

14 June 2019

On 5 June, the SSRP hosted a workshop titled Research Methods for Sustainability: social science meets natural science, and something in-between.


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