• 27 Aug

    Drawing a line under deep-sea fishing

    Members of the Institute’s Marine Science Group have published evidence that supports a clearly defined depth limit of 600 metres for deep-sea fishing in Europe. Reporting in the journal Current Biology, the study suggests trawling deeper causes greater ecological damage despite a reducing benefit to fishermen.
  • 24 Aug

    Female guppies become better swimmers to escape male sexual harassment

    In the animal world, sexual reproduction can involve males attempting to entice or force females to mate with them, even if they are not initially interested. A new study on guppies led by Senior Research Fellow Dr Shaun Killen together with a team at the University of Exeter explored how this behaviour can lead to physiological changes, much like those in athletes who train to perform better.
  • 19 Aug

    Institute team finds selective breeding can produce salmon resistant to sea lice

    Sea lice are the biggest threat to the welfare of farmed Atlantic salmon and the sustainability of fish farming across the world. But increasing resistance of lice to chemical treatment means we need an alternative. A team from the Institute have developed a simple protocol to breed fish that are resistant to sea lice, and have produced a mathematical model that predicts that chemical treatment could be unnecessary after 10 generations of selection.
  • 17 Aug

    Badger persecution may perpetuate bTB hotspots

    A research study led by the Institute has found that low-level persecution of badger setts may perpetuate bovine TB hotspots. The research, in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), is the first study to highlight the potential importance of badger population disturbance, other than officially sanctioned Government culling, in sustaining the bTB epidemic.
  • 06 Aug

    Bovine Tuberculosis Workshop 2015

    The Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health of the University of Glasgow, together with the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine are pleased to announce the second workshop on Bovine Tuberculosis on the 3rd-4th September 2015 in Glasgow.
  • 06 Jan

    The Scottish Tropical Ecology & Biology Meeting (STEB 2015) 31st Jan

    We will be hosting the Scottish Tropical Ecology and Biology conference at the University of Glasgow on the 31st of January. We have an excellent line up of talks from researchers at all stages of their careers. A diverse range of topics will be covered, including: botany, bats, evolution, fish, behaviour, ornithology, physiology, herpetology, marine mammals and expedition planning.
  • 30 Sep

    The 5th Boyd Orr Symposium: From viral genotype to phenotype, Thurs 23rd Oct

    The Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health is hosting its 5th Boyd Orr Symposium entitled “From viral genotype to phenotype” on Thursday 23rd October 2014. This will be a one day meeting consisting of talks covering the full spectrum of variation in viral genotype, phenotype and relationships between the two, with sessions on pathogen-host relationships and disease emergence, variation in viral antigenicity and virulence, and viral genomics within-host to across landscapes.
  • 21 Aug

    Introduction to Microbiota Research, Monday 29 September 2014

    This will be a day of interesting and informative talks from experts in the field about getting started in microbiota research, and the current work ongoing in Glasgow. Registration required.