Climate responses in the absence of humans

To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month the Museum is sharing the stories of 27 inspirational women, alongside the animals they work with the most. Dr Michela Leonardi Department of Zoology “If we want to improve conservation strategies in the face of the current climate emergency, we need to understand how climate influences animal  distribution in the absence of human activity. This is … Continue reading Climate responses in the absence of humans

Eudyptula minor, University Museum of Zoology collection, copyright University of Cambridge

Protecting penguins

To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month the Museum is sharing the stories of 27 inspirational women, alongside the animals they work with the most. Dr Antje Steinfurth RSPB, Centre for Conservation Science “Penguins are one of the most iconic groups of animals, but over half of the world’s penguin species are under threat of extinction. My research has focused on understanding the … Continue reading Protecting penguins

Ana Carneiro looking at albatross

Tracking albatrosses

To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month the Museum is sharing the stories of 27 inspirational women, alongside the animals they work with the most. Dr Ana Carneiro and Lizzie Pearmain BirdLife International “The population of wandering albatrosses at South Georgia has declined catastrophically since the 1960s. The major cause of their decline is the birds getting caught on or colliding with fishing … Continue reading Tracking albatrosses

Climate Change: the board game

You are an animal species, living in the savannah. The world is divided in four habitats based on the average temperature and precipitation (rain and snowfall) in each area. There are hotter and colder regions around you, but you find the average temperature of the savannah very comfortable. The savannah is occupied by a number of different species (the other players), all adapted to this … Continue reading Climate Change: the board game

Lesser redpolls University Museum of Zoology collection ©University of Cambridge

Understanding bird populations in a changing world

To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month the Museum is sharing the stories of 27 inspirational women, alongside the animals they work with the most. Eleanor Miller Department of Zoology “We live in an era of significant environmental and climatic change. To understand how species might cope with different climates in the future, it is important to explore how they responded to rapid … Continue reading Understanding bird populations in a changing world