School of Biological and Environmental Sciences

We're involved in extensive and diverse research

With an international reputation and an interdisciplinary approach, we are sought out to work on collaborative projects.

The School is proud of the research conducted within the Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology. We also conduct research in genetics, neurobiology, medical entomology, ecology, evolution and the environment.

Engagement and internationalisation

Our focus on major world issues such as health, conservation and sustainability, and climate change, in addition to key topics in evolution and human/animal behaviour, has led to the development of strong partnerships with external organisations globally. We are actively engaged with the main non-academic audiences for our research ranging from the general public (UK and international) to international non-governmental organisations, such as United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Health Organisation (WHO), European Space Agency (ESA), NASA, US Fisheries and Wildlife Service, and governments, including China, Uganda and Indonesia. Our researchers work at numerous archaeological and palaeontological sites to reconstruct the contexts of human evolution.

We have established close ties with:

And in the UK: