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Biology Research

Biology Research

We focus on an understanding of biological and ecological systems. We then apply our findings to a wide range of problems.

Influencing policy and management

Our research influences management and policy. Our people serve on national and international committees that contribute to real-world impact.

Significant funding for our research

Funds for our work come from a range of sources as diverse as our research activities. These include:

  • Natural Environment Research Council
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
  • Economic and Social Research Council
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • Rural Economy and Land Use Programme
  • European Union
  • The Leverhulme Trust
  • Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund
  • Darwin Initiative
  • DEFRA
  • a wide range of industrial sources

Gathering data to protect ecosystems

We gather data to prevent species extinction in rainforests and protect vital habitats in our oceans. Working together with our partners, we:

  • make important discoveries to tackle today's global challenges
  • support the UN Sustainable Development Goals through our research

Research groups

Research focuses around three groups:

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