Unravelling the mysteries of the ocean… with 3D scanning

Apr. 8, 2016 by

Kyle Zawada’s Ph.D. work on 3D scanning corals has been highlighted in a press release by Creaform. Kyle has spent much of the last two months at the Natural History Museum in London scanning coral skeletons from the collection there.

Unravelling the extinction risk of poorly-known groupers

Mar. 30, 2016 by

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List classifies species into categories of risk of extinction. Assessments are mostly based on quantitative data and evaluate if the population of a given species is either declining or stable. Species

John Templeton Foundation grant awarded

Mar. 29, 2016 by

Josh is part of a new £5.7m John Templeton Foundation grant for The Extended Evolutionary Synthesis research initiative led by Professor Kevin Laland (University of St. Andrews). The large grant includes funding for our project, “Niche construction, plasticity and the

‘Twilight zone’ fish swim silently with forked tails

Jan. 20, 2016 by

An international team of researchers has identified a way to predict which reef fish can live across a greater range of depths, increasing their chances of surviving natural disasters such as cyclones and coral bleaching. Study lead author, Dr Tom

Large orb-webs adapted to maximise total biomass not rare, large prey

Nov. 6, 2015 by

Spider orb-webs are the ultimate anti-ballistic devices, capable of dissipating the relatively massive kinetic energy of flying prey. Increased web size and prey stopping capacity have co-evolved in a number orb-web taxa, but the selective forces driving web size and

How much coral reef does the world have?

Aug. 4, 2015 by

How much coral reef does the world have? [link]

Robotic torpedoes help map our corals

May. 25, 2015 by

Robotic torpedoes help map our corals on Great Barrier Reef [link]