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Dr Jill Edmondson on myHarvest

Scientists at the University of Sheffield need your help in tracking how much fruit and vegetables are grown in gardens and allotments across the UK. Jill Edmonson explains how you can get involved

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First footage of otter in the Peak District

Otter numbers crashed in the UK becoming locally extinct in much of England by the 1970s. Bans on pesticides, legal protection, improvements in water quality and targeted conservation effort have led…

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DNA GPS - What is the origin of Yiddish

The origin of Yiddish, the millennium old language of Ashkenazic Jews, is something which linguists have questioned for decades. Now, a pioneering tool – the Geographic Population Structure…

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Showcasing our Plant Production & Protection (P3) Facilities

P3 is a translational research Centre encompassing the breadth of plant and soil science expertise within the University of Sheffield. From this short film you can see how the P3 Centre has…

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Shell Partnership for Microfossil Analysis

A NERC Open CASE Studentship on the theme of energy has brought together palynology PhD student Stephanie Wood, University of Sheffield, and leading petrochemical company Shell. Together they are…

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Sheffield Alumni - Bryony Page

Bryony Page graduated from the University of Sheffield with a first-class degree in Biology in 2015. Bryony became the first British trampolinist to win an Olympic medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics…

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Protecting Endangered Caribbean Parrots

Off the coast of Venezuela, the tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire is home to a small population of Amazona barbadensis: the Yellow-shouldered Amazon Parrot, an IUCN-listed threatened species.…

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Professor Tim Birkhead's approach to teaching

"For me education is less about filling buckets and more about lighting fires." Our Professor of Behavioural Ecology Tim Birkhead is UK Bioscience Teacher of the Year. Here he explains…

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Novel Technology to Improve Green Roofs

Expertise in basic plant and soil science, funded and fostered by NERC at the University of Sheffield, underpins a unique systematic approach to designing a range of growing media tailored for use on…

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How Plants Changed Earth's History

Fundamental science funded by NERC lies behind The Emerald Planet, a popular science book by Professor David Beerling, palaeoclimatologist at the University of Sheffield's Department of Animal…

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Heineken Partnership Soil Microbial Diversity and Food Security

NERC funding has enabled an industrial partnership to investigate how microbial diversity in soil affects apple production. It is an important collaboration between cider and beer business Heineken,…

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GPS DNA tracking

University of Sheffield geneticist and bioinformatics expert Dr Eran Elhaik demonstrates the power of his new DNA research, which allows people to discover their genetic homeland from 1000 years ago.…

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Christmas Lecture - Everyone’s a Fertiliser Factory

How do our bodies turn breakfast into energy? How much energy is in our food? What happens if you blow up sugar? Join Professor Duncan Cameron from the University’s Department of Animal and…

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Burmese working Elephants

Support from NERC is improving the lives of around 4,000 semi-captive elephants working in the timber industry in Burma, and developing knowledge that will contribute to the conservation of this…

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Aisha's Letter

Last month, budding young scientist Aisha sent a fantastic letter to Professor Tim Birkhead from Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield​ Aisha's letter was full of great questions…

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Things are going downhill fast: Understanding massive landslides, by Professor Dave Petley, Vice-President for Research and Innovation

Please note, due to technical issues on the night, this video is of Professor Petley's slides, with his voice accompanying them, rather than a direct video of him speaking at the lecturn. There…

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