Past climate change pushed birds from the northern hemisphere to the tropics

Researchers have shown how millions of years of climate change affected the range and habitat of modern birds, suggesting that many groups of tropical birds may be relatively recent arrivals in their equatorial homes.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 10, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: evolution animal climate-change spotlight-on-sustainability-and-the-environment spotlight-on-biodiversity-conservation birds palaeoclimatology

The cultural significance of carbon-storing peatlands to rural communities

A group of UK and Peruvian researchers have carried out the first detailed study of how rural communities interact with peatlands in the Peruvian Amazon, a landscape that is one of the world’s largest stores of carbon.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 21, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: environment spotlight-on-sustainability-and-the-environment spotlight-on-biodiversity-conservation carbon anthropology amazon south-america

Researchers obtain first ever underwater ultrasound scans of wild reef manta rays

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Manta Trust has successfully scanned a pregnant wild reef manta ray underwater to obtain clear ultrasound images of her foetus, using the world’s first contactless underwater ultrasound scanner.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 30, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: fertility environment biodiversity spotlight-on-biodiversity-conservation manta-ray

Conservationists share ‘core aims’ but clash over ways forward, study finds

Research reveals rifts within global movement – from economic approaches to protected areas – while confirming support for aims underpinning it. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 9, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: conservation spotlight-on-biodiversity-conservation cambridge-conservation-initiative

Species ‘hotspots’ created by immigrant influx or evolutionary speed depending on climate

New research reveals that biodiversity ‘hotspots’ in the tropics produced new species at faster rates over the last 25 million years, but those in temperate regions are instead full of migrant species that likely sought refuge from shifting and cooling climates.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 6, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: evolution biodiversity spotlight-on-biodiversity-conservation mammals birds

Restoring Europe’s endangered landscapes for life

Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) last week unveiled a programme to restore priority landscapes across Europe. The Endangered Landscapes Programme (ELP) will provide a demonstration of nature’s powers of recovery, and the benefits to habitats, species and people of restoring biodiversity and ecosystem processes to degraded land and seas. 

Sam Chamberlain • cambridge
Oct. 9, 2018 ~3 min

Tags: spotlight-on-sustainability-and-the-environment spotlight-on-biodiversity-conservation philanthropy

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