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We’re deepening human understanding of organisms, ecosystems and the interdependencies of life to build a sustainable future.

Evolution continues despite low mortality and fertility rates in the modern world

Charles Darwin’s theory on evolution still holds true despite lower mortality and fertility rates in the modern world, according to new research by Dr Virpi Lummaa.

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New P3 agri-tech centre launched to tackle global plant and soil challenges

Tackling food security issues around the world will be the aim of a new research centre based in Animal and Plant Sciences.

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We have a range of fascinating, fully-funded PhD projects available for students to start in 2015.

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Learn from leading scientists and discover how life works. Our overseas field courses will give you the ultimate study experience in biology, ecology, plant sciences and zoology.

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We're one of the UK's leading centres for research in the life sciences. Our work spans the Arctic and the tropics, single cells and entire ecosystems.

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Partnerships with industry and other organisations helps us use our research to tackle global problems. We’re collaborating with international partners to safeguard the world's most endangered birds.

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