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News from 2015

  • First lady of freshwater

    A Lancaster Professor is the first woman to be elected President of the Freshwater Biological Association

  • Life on the Edge

    Breaking up the rainforest into small, isolated patches is forcing more species to live at the forest edge, putting those that are dependent on the forest core at risk

  • Does natural flood mitigation work?

    Lancaster University scientists will play a leading role in a major new £4.1M project assessing the effectiveness of natural flood management

  • Leverhulme award for marine scientist

    A coral reef scientist has won a prestigious prize from the Leverhulme Trust recognising his outstanding acheivements and supporting more research into our oceans.

  • Sugarcane could cut carbon

    Abandoned sugarcane plantations across the tropics could offer us a realistic, sustainable alternative to fossil fuels.

  • Selective logging threatens biodiversity

    A new study finds that even low levels of logging in the Amazon rainforest may lead to great losses in biodiversity.

  • Bees feast on fast food

    Honey bees love the invasive plant Himalayan balsam and eat it like ‘fast food’ but, like humans, they thrive better on a varied diet

  • Taking world leading research into schools

    Lancaster University has been taking its world leading research into the classroom to inspire the next generation of researchers

  • Leading low carbon innovation

    The Lancaster Environment Centre leads government report into North West potential for Eco-Innovation

  • Forest grazing and flood risk

    Grazing animals within forests counteracts the effectiveness of trees to reduce flood risk a new study shows