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  • Slaty-capped Shrike

    Fighting deforestation alone fails tropical biodiversity

    International efforts to conserve tropical forest species will fail unless they control logging, wildfires and fragmentation in the remaining forests, according to ground-breaking new research published in the world’s leading scientific journal Nature.

  • Making nature more efficient

    One of the world’s “most influential scientific minds”, who works to radically improve the productivity of crops, joins Lancaster University as Professor of Crop Sciences.

  • Bright spots shine light on the future of coral reefs

    Researchers have discovered a handful of ‘bright spots’ among the world’s embattled coral reefs, offering the promise of a radical new approach to conservation.

  • Complete University guide

    In the top 5

    Lancaster University is ranked 5th in the UK for its Geography, Environmental and Earth Sciences degrees, by the Guardian University Guide 2017

  • Got a great eco-business idea?

    North West SMEs with commercial ideas to benefit the environment can tap into research expertise, facilities and funding to bring their ideas to fruition

  • Overheating risk in care facilities

    Hotter, drier summers have serious implications for the UK’s ageing population, a new study shows

  • World Around Me

    An App developed by a Lancaster University alumnus, whose company is co-located at Lancaster Environment Centre, has won the ‘Early Adopter’ category at the first Google Play Awards.

  • New species named after professor

    A newly discovered species of diatom, a microscopic creature that is key to the health of the planet, is named after a Lancaster professor

  • Complete University guide

    In the UK top ten

    Lancaster University is ranked 10th in the UK and top in the North West for Geography and Environmental Science by the Complete University Guide 2017

  • Valuing nature

    Life on a prawn trawler inspires economist to find better ways to measure environmental benefits