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Craigleith to Parliament

Craigleith is an uninhabited island and important puffin colony in the Firth of Forth. The island first gained national attention thanks to a Channel 4 documentary highlighting the plight of the puffins due to the invasive plant Tree Mallow. Indeed, it is estimated that the population declined two-thirds from its…

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How do Atlantic salmon adapt to their local environment? Perhaps the answer lies in their genes.

Blog on the SBS seminar (4th March 2021) from Dr Victoria Pritchard written by Max Vallarino, student from the “Meet the scientists” course

In an age where natural biodiversity is under greater threat than ever before, it is important to use every tool at our disposal when devising management plans…

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Extreme bugs with extreme advantages - how do you find medicines in harsh environments?

Blog on the SBS seminar from Prof Marcel Jaspars written by Jessie Jungels, student from the “Meet the scientists” course 

In a world of growing antibiotic resistance and newly emerging diseases (not to mention, Covid-19), drug discovery and development have become more important than ever. Even though nature is one…

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Bioenergy from Miscanthus

I model projections of bioenergy crop yield and energy, carbon capture, and environmental impacts, and in the last year myself and Astley Hastings have published three papers on Miscanthus x giganteus as a bioenergy crop. What I have discovered is that in England miscanthus is a robust bioenergy crop against…

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Blended Learning in the Covid-19 Pandemic

As we approach the milestone of a year since the Covid-19 pandemic forced a seismic shift in the delivery of teaching in universities around the world, I reflect on our experience of blended learning here in the School of Biological Sciences.

At the beginning of 2020, the term “blended learning”…

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