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Environment, Ecology and Evolution

The Environment, Ecology and Evolution Group focuses on applied research that addresses 21st century environmental challenges. The food we eat, the water we drink and the fuel that powers our industries are all dwindling resources that we harvest from the world around us. As our populations expand and natural areas are converted to farmland and cities we lose the services that nature provided for free. Our expanding cities have become ecosystems in their own right with their own unique urban ecology. Global changes in climate alter species ranges causing the loss of some species and allowing pathogens and parasites to colonize new areas and new host populations. From laboratories to rain forests, researchers in the Environment, Ecology and Evolution Group are working to meet these challenges and improve our quality of life while sustaining the natural world around us. We have active research programmes in biofuels, urban ecology, emerging and re-emerging diseases, biodiversity, water security, conservation biology and food security.

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