The Cabinet of Freshwater Curiosities
The Cabinet of Freshwater Curiosities is a blog that keeps track of some of the most bizarre, exotic, unusual and interesting freshwater plants, animals, and other phenomena.
4 Degrees and Beyond International Climate Conference
Conserving nature – it’s not just about the animals...
Why is it important to conserve biodiversity?
Nature and biological diversity (biodiversity) are integral to our survival and provides us with essential services. For example, nutrient recycling supports plant production, forests provide food and materials, and oceans regulate our climate. Nature even defines our beliefs and cultural...
When people think of conservation, they often think that it is about saving species. Whilst this is partly true, conservation is actually much more than that. Conservation involves efforts that protect and sustain everything from the genes that make up a species, to the habitats in which they live.
Global Strategy for Plant Conservation lectures
The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) has set 16 targets for 2020 and is supported by the conservation work at the Oxford Botanic Garden. Learn more about it with this series of four lectures given to third year biology undergraduates by botanist Timothy Walker. The lecture series covers the creation of the GSPC, how threatened...
Lectures from the Oxford Earth Sciences Department
Learn about the fascinating topics being studied in the Earth Sciences department - from meteor impacts, to climate change, to the formation of planetary systems. Click the link below to access a series of 9 lectures on diverse topics:
Biology undergraduate lectures: Plants
A series of four lectures given by botanist Timothy Walker to the first year Biology undergraduates as part of the Organisms course, introducing the topics of alternation of generations, flowering plants, conservation and the GSPC, and the importance of plants for Man.
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Oxford University Museum of Natural History - For Students and Teachers
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History is dedicated to the development of online resources for a range of audiences, from Learning Zone for young children through to Learning More for older students and even researches.
Botanic Garden: Chemistry audio tour
Join researchers for a chemistry-based audio tour of the Oxford Botanical Gardens! The lectures discuss a variety of fascinating topics, from photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation, to why ginger smells the way it does and how coffee is decaffeinated. Follow the link below to find out more:
Selection of podcasts about the Environmental Change Institute
The Environmental Change Institute is an interdisciplinary group of ecologists, geographers, environmentalists, physicists, economists, sociologists and various other researchers who tackle the problem of quantifying and responding to environmental change. As well as working with individual departments in the University, they also offer some...
Are exhausts causing dementia?
When you walk down the street or you stand waiting for a bus you are exposed to breathing in the fumes of passing vehicles. In our latest podcast we look at the tiny particles within these fumes to find out what they could be doing to our health.
Teaming up with Oxford University of Earth Science and Lancaster University, we ask the...