Dr Simon Loader, from the Department of Life Sciences, and his team, compiled the largest ever genetic data set of toad species to investigate the theory of Ecological Opportunity in Africa.
A Roehampton zoologist from the Department of Life Sciences has conducted a new study revealing that sleeping king penguins react differently to the sounds of predators versus non-predators.
Feeding monkeys is a popular tourist activity in Morocco where the endangered species, Barbary macaques live and whilst it may seem generous, it is a risk factor to their health according to new research.
This week marks Coeliac Awareness Week. In the Department of Life Sciences, Dr Adele Costabile is leading a team to test a new and innovative ‘Gluten Friendly’ bread that potentially won’t react in coeliac patients.
The University of Roehampton is key collaborator in six figure EU grant to study the sea turtles of Anguilla and help protect them from extinction.
University of Roehampton has retained its position as the highest ranked modern university in London in the results of the Complete University Guide 2017.
A new study by the University of Roehampton has found that one of our primate relatives, geladas, a species of monkey in Ethiopia, communicate in a similar way to humans.
Lara Stone graduated from the University of Roehampton with a BSc in Zoology and is about to embark on a journey of a lifetime working for the World of Wildlife Fund (WWF). She will be living in the Democratic Republic of Congo to study a rare and endangered chimpanzee species, called the Bonobo.
Dr Simon Loader in the Department of Life Sciences has discovered new frog species from Mozambique and Malawi. This discovery also revealed the evolutionary history of this mysterious amphibian group relative to other species.
The Departments of Psychology and Life Sciences will discuss the future of nutrition at the 40th annual British Feeding and Drinking Group meeting this week in London.
Weight management is the best therapy for overweight women living with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) Dr Yvonne Jeanes from the Department of Life Sciences has said in a recent article from Dietetics Today.
Dr Robert Busch from the Department of Life Sciences has been awarded nearly £90,000 in funding to find out how vitamin D could protect against MS.
Dr Louise Soanes, from the Department of Life Sciences, has been working with the Anguillan National Trust (ANT) on a project to introduce the Lesser Antillean Iguana to a new home, which has now been completed. 12 iguanas, of the endangered Iguana Delicatissima species, have been successfully settled on the island of Prickly Pear East, near Anguilla.
A new chameleon species and frog species discovered by a Roehampton zoologist and his team in East Africa demonstrate a link between two regions previously thought to be highly distinct and different. The finding of these new species has provided an exciting new perspective on the biogeographic history of these two areas.
The former editor-in-chief of The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, has been made an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Roehampton, at its annual Winter graduation ceremony. The award is in recognition of his significant contribution to the journalism industry.
According to The Dairy Council, who will be visiting Science Week 2016 at the University of Roehampton, there are many misconceptions about the health benefits of milk and dairy. Dr Anne Mullen, Director of Nutrition at the Dairy Council will speak to Roehampton students about the key role that milk plays in helping us lead healthy lives. The UR Student Nutrition Society is hosting this visit at the Department of Life Sciences.
For many of us a popular new year’s resolution is to join the gym. Given that we need to exercise to keep in shape, could some other animals need to do the same? Dr Lewis Halsey, an eco-physiologist from the University of Roehampton asks this question in a new article for the British Ecological Society.
Life Sciences researchers are studying freshwater ecosystems
with academics in Brazil, in order to help protect valuable sources of drinking
water in the country.
Dr Simon Loader, Senior Lecturer in Zoology has received a
grant of $18,000 from National Geographic to examine animal life in the
isolated forests of Ethiopia.
Professor Stuart Semple from the Life Sciences Department at the University of Roehampton will be advising the travel industry in a workshop held in London this week at an event called "Animals in Tourism".