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Research features in Life in the Air BBC documentary

Research features in Life in the Air BBC documentary

Description
Life in the Air is a new three part BBC1 documentary all about flight in the natural world which features research by Dr Steve Portugal from the School of Biological Sciences at Royal Holloway.
Date:
04/04/2016
Springwatch special with Dr Steve Portugal

Springwatch special with Dr Steve Portugal

Description
Naturalist and presenter Chris Packham came to Royal Holloway to record a feature for BBC Springwatch on the remarkable properties of bird's eggs, with expert Dr Steve Portugal from the School of Biological Sciences.
Date:
25/03/2016
Diverse forests act as 'Jacks-of-all-trades' when providing ecosystem services

Diverse forests act as 'Jacks-of-all-trades' when providing ecosystem services

Description
A team of ecologists from Royal Holloway University of London has participated in a collaborative EU project which showed that forests composed of many different tree species are better than forests with fewer species at performing multiple ecosystem services crucial to human well-being such as timber production, carbon storage and resistance to pests and diseases.
Date:
24/03/2016
Selfish bumblebees are not prepared to share

Selfish bumblebees are not prepared to share

Description
Well qualified bumblebees are not prepared to share their pollinating knowledge with less experienced bees, according to new research carried out by a team that included Royal Holloway's Professor Nigel Raine.
Date:
24/03/2016

      

 
 
 
 

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