Losing a bet but winning the war: fighting the deadly chytrid fungi

On World Wildlife Day, Grantham Lecturer Dr Kris Murray explains why a US ban on salamander imports is critical to stemming the spread of a new lethal amphibian disease. I‘m not usually one for gambling, and certainly not for placing bets that I genuinely hope to lose. But last year I made a bet with a colleague that I ended up losing more quickly than … Continue reading Losing a bet but winning the war: fighting the deadly chytrid fungi

How can wildlife adapt to a warmer world?

Dr Eoin O’Gorman from the Department of Life Sciences explores how species might cope with rising global temperatures. Our planet is getting warmer. That is now an undeniable fact, even by the most conservative predictions for the next century. Climate change has begun to take centre-stage in international politics, Nobel prize decision-making, and even Oscar acceptance speeches. Warmer temperatures will have numerous consequences for us … Continue reading How can wildlife adapt to a warmer world?