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The bold, rapid action needed to tackle the climate and ecological crisis presents an unparalleled opportunity for higher education institutions, argues a working paper from a group of academic experts from the COP26 Universities Network.
An international research team has found that repeated pulses of monsoon rains over the past 400,000 years created green corridors in Arabian desert landscapes, forming key migration routes for early humans.
The rise and fall of sea levels influence the likelihood of volcanic eruptions on the Greek island of Santorini, new research led by Oxford Brookes University has discovered.
Food bills for some families in Oxford doubled during the national lockdowns, according to an Oxford Brookes academic who ran a focus group with local families.
Professor Emerita Joy Hendry has been announced as President of the Archaeology and Anthropology Scientific Section at the 2021 British Science Festival.
Growing in popularity, unagi kabayaki - grilled freshwater eel in soy sauce - can be found on the menu of many Japanese restaurants, and is stocked by Asian shops and in specialist supermarkets. But new research tracing the DNA of eel fillets used for this dish has found that fraudulent food labelling is rife, with a third of the products violating EU regulations on the provision of food information.
Should zoos display legally protected species that have been smuggled out of their native countries? New research led by Oxford Brookes University has found that accredited zoos have acquired a rare and legally protected reptile, the earless monitor lizard - native to Borneo - without any evidence that the animals were legally exported.
Dr Ingrid A. Medby, Senior Lecturer in Political Geography at Oxford Brookes University
is to be awarded the Area Prize by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers).
In a unique meeting of academia, industry and creative professionals the inaugural Creative Industries Festival from Oxford Brookes University, running 4–27 May, is a month long exploration of how the creative industries can shape our lives, now and in the future.
How primates get from A to B gives vital information about their cognitive evolution, say researchers in a new study looking at the travel paths of animals in the wild. Using data from 164 wild primate populations, the global survey examines the mental abilities that primates, including ourselves, use to know where and when to travel in the most efficient way.