The School promotes an interdisciplinary approach to both applied and fundamental research problems and to postgraduate training. Research in the School is organised into three major interdisciplinary centres: the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI), Biomedical Sciences Research Complex (BSRC) and Centre for Biological Diversity (CBD). Together these centres encompass the full spectrum of research in biological sciences, spanning investigations on the properties and behaviour of individual molecules to planetary environmental dynamics.

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Recent Submissions

  • Overcoming the challenges of studying conservation physiology in large whales : a review of available methods 

    Hunt, Kathleen E.; Moore, Michael J.; Rolland, Rosalind M.; Kellar, Nicholas M.; Hall, Ailsa J.; Kershaw, Joanna; Raverty, Stephen A.; Davis, Cristina E.; Yeates, Laura C.; Fauquier, Deborah A.; Rowles, Teresa K.; Kraus, Scott D. (2013-05-15) - Journal article
    Large whales are subjected to a variety of conservation pressures that could be better monitored and managed if physiological information could be gathered readily from free-swimming whales. However, traditional approaches ...
  • Intrafamily and intragenomic conflicts in human warfare 

    Micheletti, Alberto J. C.; Ruxton, Graeme D.; Gardner, Andy (2017-02-22) - Journal article
    Recent years have seen an explosion of multidisciplinary interest in ancient human warfare. Theory has emphasised a key role for kin-selected cooperation, modulated by sex-specific demography, in explaining intergroup ...
  • Florivory as an opportunity benefit of aposematism 

    Higginson, Andrew D.; Speed, Michael P.; Ruxton, Graeme D. (2015-12) - Journal article
    Inconspicuous prey pay a cost of reduced feeding opportunities. Flowers are highly nutritious but are positioned where prey would be apparent to predators and often contain toxins to reduce consumption. However, many ...
  • Intragenomic conflict over soldier allocation in polyembryonic parasitoid wasps 

    Rautiala, Petri; Gardner, Andy (2016-02-18) - Journal article
    Understanding the selection pressures that have driven the evolution of sterile insect castes has been the focus of decades of intense scientific debate. An amenable empirical testbed for theory on this topic is provided ...
  • The remarkable reproductive diversity of teleost fishes 

    Smith, Carl; Wootton, Robert J. (2016-10-28) - Journal article
    Teleosts display the most striking reproductive diversity of all vertebrates. However, no convincing hypothesis has yet been proposed to explain why they have evolved this remarkable variability in their modes of reproduction. ...

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