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Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in News | 0 comments

As part of an annual series of academic exchanges between the French Embassy in London and University College London (UCL), this year the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER) at UCL are hosting a series of public debates and workshops with French colleagues around the theme ‘State of Nature’. The first event, on 10th June 2014, is called...

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Organised crime in wildlife on the up

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in News | 0 comments

No, I’m not talking about the odd picnic basket going missing from yellowstone or evil snow leopards trying to take over! Organised criminal groups that have traditionally been involved in drugs, people trafficking and other heinous crimes have turned their attention to wildlife; from tiger pelts to rhino horns and a host in-between. This illegal...

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Digital Conservation Conference

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in News | 0 comments

University of Aberdeen to host a conference on using technology for conservation, 21st-23rd of May. Technology for Nature’s Lucas Joppa will be delivering one of the keynote lectures. For more information go to: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/digitalconservation/

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Help the starfish

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in News | 0 comments

A mysterious disease is decimating starfish populations, scientists seek the help of citizen scientists via twitter. Can you help? If you are out diving, rock pooling or you notice starfish washed up on a beech near you use the #sickstarfish or #nosickstarfish tags to help scientists assess the extent of this epidemic that is causing unprecedented mass...

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Sharks on Twitter

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in News | 0 comments

338 Australian sharks are now on Twitter (yep sharks, think, Jaws, fish, sharp teeth, and the ‘da-nah, da-nah, da-nah’ music!) You can follow them here: @SLSWA   Ok fine, the sharks aren’t tweeting themselves, but they have been fitted with GPS trackers, and when they get within half a mile of a beech, a computer alert is triggered...

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Computational Ecology in the Field!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in News | 0 comments

An amazing computational ecology course being held in Kenya this month. Follow it here: http://kenyacourse.blogspot.co.uk/ About the course: In Jan 2010 and 2012 Computer Science at the U Illinois at Chicago and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Princeton organized a joint field computational ecology course in Kenya bringing together students to foster...

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