Rapid evolution fails to save butterflies from extinction in face of human-induced change
In a study in Nature, Professors Michael C Singer and Camille Parmesan from the University of Plymouth use more than 30 years of research to show the evolution of wild species can cause localised extinctions when land management practices change
University spinout receives increased support to develop agricultural robots
University of Plymouth news: Fieldwork Robotics, a University of Plymouth spinout company developing robotic solutions for the agriculture and produce industry, is to receive increased support from the University’s commercialisation partners, Frontier IP
Snails select sources of food based on dislike for smells rather than acceptable taste - study
Plymouth University news: Harnessing naturally occurring chemicals could be used as a means to protect crop seedlings from being eaten by common pests, a study involving Plymouth University and the University of Southampton suggests.
Evaluating enterprise in rural Kenya
Plymouth University news: Students and graduates from Plymouth University and Duchy College's Rural Business School have spent five weeks in rural Kenya as part of a Comic Relief project designed to bring up to 100,000 families out of poverty
Bumblebees shy away from field-facing hedgerows
Plymouth University news: The pollination service provided by bumblebees on the field-side boundaries of hedgerows may be limited because farming methods are having a negative impact on their sources of food, a study by Plymouth University has found
Making a difference to communities in Kenya
Plymouth University news: With Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day taking place on Friday 13th March, academics at Plymouth University have reflected on the first six months of a project funded by the charity which aims to transform lives in rural Kenya
Aquaculture expert invited to global conferences in China
Plymouth University News: World-leading aquaculture expert represents Plymouth University at conferences examining the future of the global food industry.