Changing the Climate



One Eyed Brutus and the Whistling Kites

Brooke Jonson We sat on cheap plastic deck chairs, hazy clouds thankfully obscuring the worst of the tropical Australian sun.It was still warm though, as even the breeze from the nearby river was moist and clammy and smelled of damp... Continue Reading →


Meet the… Lion Biologist

Name: Genevieve Finerty Age: “One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age.” – Oscar Wilde. Just kidding, I’m 30… Or am I? Year of study: 2nd Year Research Group: Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), Department of Zoology What... Continue Reading →

The Oxford Dodo

Fiona Jones For me, the dodo (Raphus cucullatus) is as intimately associated with the city of Oxford as the dreaming spires, or an afternoon spent punting on the Cherwell. Its plump form famously decorates the pages of Alice’s Adventures in... Continue Reading →

Plastic Rocks and Mass Extinction: the Anthropocene in the Rock Record

Sarah Lucas The rock record is our key to understanding the past. When we try to reconstruct the habitat and lifestyles of ancient creatures we turn to the rock record to find their fossilised bodies, their footprints, their burrows and... Continue Reading →

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