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Congratulations to Kathy Willis

Who has been awarded the 2015 Michael Faraday Prize from the Royal Society for her excellent work in science communication

Dual foraging strategy in an ocean-wandering seabird

Using state-of-the-art bio-logging technologies, Oxford zoologists show how a pelagic seabird, the Manx shearwater, balances parental demands of feeding young with the need to maintain body condition, by using a dual strategy of alternating short (chick provisioning) and long (self maintenance) foraging trips to different areas of the Irish Sea."

http://jeb.biologists.org/content/218/13/2116.full.pdf+html

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Space matters: Great tits match breeding time to phenology of oaks in their immediate environment, ensuring food supply for their nestlings

A paper published in the American Naturalist by Amy Hinks, Ella Cole, Ben Sheldon and colleagues uses a 45-year dataset to show that measures of vegetation phenology at very local scales are the most important predictors of within-year variation in timing of breeding in great tits, suggesting that birds can fine-tune their phenology to that of other trophic levels.

Congratulations to David Macdonald

Congratulations to David Macdonald who has been ranked number 3 in a 'power list' of 'Conservation heroes' by BBC Wildlife magazine. Several other biologists trained in this department make the top 50.

http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2015-05-13-oxford-scientist-named-british-conservation-hero