Research in the School of Biology is focussed around three research groups:
We seek general understanding of biological and ecological systems and many of us focus on applying our findings to a wide range of applied problems.
We have particular strengths in influencing management and policy and many of our staff serve on both national and international committees that contribute to real-world impact from our research findings. For example:
Members of the School have worked extensively with AHVLA and in 2013 established a joint University Research Centre for Wildlife Management with extensive collaborations between the two organisations.
Our work is funded from a range of sources as diverse as our research activities. Current and immediate past funding has been provided by NERC, BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, RELU, EU, The Leverhulme Trust, Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund, Darwin Initiative, DEFRA and a wide range of industrial sources.
Our research groups meet regularly to discuss research findings and seek to foster new research ideas across disciplines. This ethos is further supported by close links with the Institute for Sustainability.