By making the most of our proximity to nature, our researchers are making a difference close to home and far afield.
The University of Aberdeen is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research, addressing the global challenges of climate change and environmental impacts. Our research crosses the broad themes of understanding the fundamental biological and physical consequences of environmental changes, from the gene to global levels and from the Arctic to Antarctic.
Our research has led to the development of Decision Support Frameworks and participatory mapping methods to shape, direct and inform national and regional environmental planning methodologies, including ensuring successful stakeholder engagement and consensus (e.g. within the marine environment).
Professor Frithjof Kuepper believes his seaweed research in some of the most uninhabited and undiscovered places could help us to answer some of the biggest questions challenging the sustainability of our world.
Professor Pieter van West, Chair in Mycology at the University of Aberdeen, discusses his team’s ongoing research into the development of novel vaccination methods to support fish health in the aquaculture industry.
Researchers are shaping an international approach to protecting and managing marine genetic resources.
Professor Paul Thompson, Chair in Zoology at the University of Aberdeen, discusses his research into the impact of human-generated noise in marine environments and ongoing work with the renewables industry and government to find sustainable solutions.
Researchers discovered and preserved the largest ever collection of Yup'ik artefacts and helped the community strengthen its cultural heritage.
New methodologies for measuring levels of inorganic arsenic led to changes in food regulation around the world.
Our collaboration with Queen's University Belfast brings together research and teaching centres of excellence to provide multi-disciplinary training.
Researchers worked with conservation volunteers to protect the water vole population from invasive American mink.
Researchers have been studying Scotland's rare red-billed choughs to understand the reasons for population decline.