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Supporting oil palm plantation biodiversity

New research suggests connected areas of high-quality forest running through oil palm plantations could help support increased levels of biodiversity.

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Drones to protect coffee plants from fungal disease

A team of UK scientists is researching how to apply drone technology to prevent the spread of a fungal disease which devastates coffee crops.

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Major new project to address trade challenge

The Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York will undertake assessments of trade in agricultural commodities as part of a multi-million pound project led by the United Nations' World Conservation Monitoring Centre.

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£10m Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity announced

The Leverhulme Trust Board has announced it will fund up to £10 million over the next 10 years to establish a new centre for research on biodiversity change at the University of York.

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Don’t quibble with a gribble

Scientists studying the digestive system of a curious wood-eating crustacean have discovered it may hold the key to a sustainable method of converting wood into biofuel.

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A health warning

More people are vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change than ever before, according to researchers at the University of York.

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Diseases on the fly

Fruit flies could provide new opportunities for tackling diseases such as malaria and yellow fever, our researchers have found.

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