Conference hears update on new Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Work is about to start to agree the institutional arrangements and work programme of a new mechanism through which scientific experts in the field of biodiversity and ecosystems services will inform the decisions of governments and organisations worldwide.
Experts look to a positive future for oceans as major marine conference closes
The World Marine Biodiversity Conference 2011 closed on Friday 30 September in a mood of optimism in tackling the challenges scientists are now identifying in the sustainability of our ocean ecosystems.
Discovery of all species on Earth achievable this century
There are far fewer species on Earth – just 2 million – than widely believed and it is possible to discover them all this century, according to Associate Professor Mark Costello from The University of Auckland’s Leigh Marine Laboratory.
Art installation demonstrates problem of marine plastic
North-east schoolchildren showcased their environmental message to more than 1000 scientists this week at the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity in Aberdeen with an art installation demonstrating the problem of marine plastic.
Jellyfish on the increase in the Mediterranean
One of Europe’s favourite holiday destinations - the Mediterranean - could be facing even more jellyfish outbreaks, according to a scientist who helped set up a citizen database to monitor the problem.
Climate change affects marine animals on Antarctica’s seabed
A rapid increase in the frequency of icebergs pounding the shallow seafloor around the West Antarctic Peninsula – as a result of shrinking winter sea ice – has caused the life expectancy of a tiny marine creature (bryozoans) to halve over the last 12 years.
New research warns Hector’s dolphins still headed for extinction
An international marine conference will tomorrow (September 29) hear that measures to protect the world’s most endangered marine dolphins against fisheries bycatch are inadequate to prevent their extinction.
Offshore platforms could be hot spot of fish abundance
Oil and gas platforms could be serving as beneficial habitats for commercially important fish populations such as cod and haddock, a marine ecologist will report today (Tuesday, September 27) at a major conference in Aberdeen.
Everything you ever wanted to know about arthritis
Arthritis Research UK is holding a public meeting this evening (27 September 2011), hosted by the University of Aberdeen, to raise awareness of the issues and ongoing research surrounding arthritis.
Sharks’ sight has evolved for survival in differing depths
It’s Earth’s largest habitat and is the least explored frontier on our planet today – the deep sea has much that scientists have yet to uncover.
Longline fisheries continue to drive albatross declines
Research being presented at the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity in Aberdeen tomorrow (27 September 2011) will report a global estimate of the impact of longline fisheries on seabirds and reveals that, despite efforts to reduce seabird deaths, upwards of 300,000 birds are still being killed every year.
Aberdeen scientists land £16k dementia research boost
Scientists in Aberdeen have secured £16,000 from Alzheimer’s Research UK to fund a pioneering one year pilot study into brain ageing.
Hard-hitting start to first day of world marine biodiversity conference
French ocean explorer, environmentalist, educator and film producer Jean-Michel Cousteau — son of famous underwater explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau — will kick off a hard-hitting session featuring video footage from some of the world’s most challenged marine environments.
Controversies of ocean science in spotlight as world marine experts arrive in Aberdeen
Experts with opposing views on some of most critical issues facing the planet will be in Aberdeen next week at a major international gathering of 1,000 marine scientists.
University commits to global strategy on women’s and children’s health
The University of Aberdeen will today (September 20) be acknowledged at a special event of the United Nations in New York.
New progress report on Millennium Development Goals on child and maternal mortality
Just 9 out of 137 developing countries worldwide are set to achieve both Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5 to improve the health of women and children.
How genetics are helping to discover the past
An insight will be given later this week into how tiny molecules found in long dead organisms are yielding clues on our own evolution and cultural history.
Fish discards research supported by Scottish Fishermen’s Trust
Scots fishermen have been spearheading a range of initiatives to reduce the problem of discarding of fish at sea - including the use of more selective types of nets and real time fishing closures.
What makes us happy?
The pursuit of happiness and how to achieve it will be the subject of a talk being given next week by University of Aberdeen’s Vice- Principal for Research and Knowledge, Professor Claire Wallace.
University signs memorandum of understanding with UAE’s National Rehabilitation Centre
The University of Aberdeen has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Food security – How can Scotland help?
Some of the best minds in food, health and agricultural research and practice in Scotland are meeting in Aberdeen this week (Wednesday 14 September) to debate key issues around the topic of food security.
Education convention for potential students
Prospective students and their parents will later this week hear at firsthand about university and college life.
Unlocking the secrets of the ‘Bennachie Colonists’
Researchers from the University of Aberdeen will team up with a voluntary conservation society, the Baillies of Bennachie, to host a community archaeology weekend which could help to unlock the secrets of the ‘Bennachie Colonists’.
Iconic new University library opens its doors
An iconic new building for Aberdeen opens its doors to the public for the first time today, Monday 12 September.
The Battle of the Species
A University of Aberdeen researcher will discuss later this week (Wednesday September 14) what we stand to lose if, as some suggest, we are heading for an extinction of species on a mass scale.
Elements that make up world on show in new exhibition
A new exhibition investigating the elements that make up our world has just gone on show at Aberdeen’s newest museum.
Students bring research to life at Techfest
Research students from the University of Aberdeen will next week host a series of short talks showcasing their work and explaining how it applies to the public.
Boy or girl -you choose?
Advancements in science mean it is now possible to select the sex of an unborn child but is this ethically acceptable?
University proves the partner of choice for Offshore Europe
'Your partner of choice' proved the perfect theme for the University’s engagement in Offshore Europe 2011, attracting unprecedented interest among the thousands of oil and gas representatives from across the globe who flocked to the three-day event at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.
Fatal fungal infections resist newest class of drugs
Fungi that cause severe infections in those with compromised immune systems are resisting the action of the latest group of antifungal drugs.
Local pupils experience life as a doctor
Pupils from across Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire will attend the University of Aberdeen’s So you want to be a doctor? day as they seek to learn more about the medical profession.
Aberdeen researcher outlines global maternal health agenda to Scots school pupils
Hundreds of school pupils from all over Scotland will tomorrow (September 8) hear about worldwide efforts to promote better maternal health in developing countries to increase the chance of survival for mums-to-be and their babies during childbirth.
Advice for guidance teachers at University event
Around 50 guidance teachers from across the North and North-east will today (September 6) get an update on student life at the University of Aberdeen.
Six Aberdeen academics in new RSE Young Academy of Scotland
Six academics at the University of Aberdeen have been chosen to be among the first members of the The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Young Academy of Scotland. This exciting development is the first of its kind in the UK and will be part of a growing movement of Young...
International man of action to kick off Techfest 2011
TechFest In September 2011, Aberdeen’s annual festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), kicks off this Friday, September 9, with a fascinating presentation from international explorer and TV documentary maker, Paul Rose.
Finalists announced for University of Aberdeen Music Prize
A composer who shot to fame when his work was performed at the Royal wedding in April has narrowed his search to find up-and-coming composing talent.
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