Seedlings are much more vulnerable to herbivores than mature plants, since even a small amount of tissue loss kills the individual; Mick Hanley investigates why do herbivores select particular seedlings and how selection differences over geographical ranges shape the evolution of seedling response to herbivory
Rob Marrs is analysing data on vegetation change in long-term manipulative experiments in the British uplands
Sampling the ‘business-as-usual’ treatment in one of the long-term experiments on rewilding at Moor House in the North Pennines; the no sheep exclosure is in the background.
Dr Sarah Burton
City University, London
Early Career Fellowship
Dr Rose Walker
Founded in 1976, the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) brings together the most talented young musicians from all of the EU’s member states. United by a shared sense of European heritage, innovation and the constant pursuit of excellence, the EUYO is acclaimed as one of the world's pre-eminent symphony orchestras.
Credit: Peter Adamik
Dr Alex Marlow-Mann, lecturer in Italian at Kent, writes:
I first met Prof. Vito Zagarrio a little over a decade ago while I was still a PhD student, during a conference at the University of Oxford, and since then each of us has contributed an essay to a book the other was editing, but there had been few other opportunities for direct contact.
Psychological warfare: Dr James Smith and team are investigating the means by which Britain disinformed its enemies during the Second World War
While ‘fake news’ is an urgent political topic at the moment, state-backed disinformation is a practice with a long and controversial history. This research project will explore the Political Warfare Executive (PWE), a secret service created by Britain during the Second World War with the mission of spreading propaganda to the enemy.
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) is consistently recognised as one of the world’s top 10 performing arts education institutions (QS World Rankings 2016 –18) endorsing its status as a national and international centre of excellence for the performing arts.
What role did long distance trade play in the development of financial markets? To find out, Janet Hunter and team are analysing linkages between metropolitan and provincial financial agents in Britain and Japan as each industrialised and expanded its trade networks