School of Biology Public Engagement Award Winners 2021

The School of Biology Public Engagement Committee is pleased to announce the winners of our 2021 Public Engagement Awards. These awards recognise a sustained commitment to high quality public engagement with research and are open to all students and most …

June 14, 2021 | ecology

CBD PhD student, Dagmar Der Weduwen, makes it to UK FameLab finals

FameLab is an international science communication competition. Competitors have three minutes to present any scientific topic of their choice, and must do so with only the props they can carry onto the stage (or in this case, the Zoom call). …

May 19, 2021 | ecology

Dolphins learn from each other to walk on water

New data from a 30 year study reveals dolphins also learn tricks from each other in the wild.

September 3, 2018 | ecology

The nature of hummingbirds

Dr Sue Healy of the School of Biology, and fellow researcher Andy Hurly from the University of Lethbridge have been filming a documentary about animal cognition in the wild for the prestigious nature series The Nature of Things.

June 13, 2016 | ecology

BioBlitz 2016

St Andrews BioBlitz took place last week on Friday and Saturday. This is the third year of BioBlitz in St Andrews. This years’ event was attended by children from Crail and Greyfriars schools, home schoolers, volunteers from postgraduate and undergraduate …

June 6, 2016 | ecology

‘Hopeless’ pairings – why do they do it?

Following Dr David Shuker’s talk to the Dutch Entomological Society in December, Dutch Biology paper ‘bionieuws’ published a piece about his analysis of ‘hopeless pairings’. That is to say, why do some animals form pairings between individuals of different types …

February 2, 2016 | ecology

Lego meets Biology at ResearchLIVE!

The CBESS team at the University of St Andrews joined fellow researchers at ResearchLIVE! in St Andrews. ResearchLIVE! was part of European Researchers’ Night 2015 where over 300 researchers all over Europe joined forces on Friday 25 September to deliver an evening …

November 27, 2015 | ecology

Garden Wildlife

Come visit and enjoy the Community Garden at Ninewells Hospital – across from A & E, behind Maggie’s Centre. Wildlife, craft and educational activites suitable for the whole family. Plant sale to benefit the garden and support contributed development. Open …

August 12, 2014 | ecology

St Andrews Bioblitz 2014

The University of St Andrews will be holding its first ever Bioblitz on Friday and Saturday 13th and 14th June 2014 at East Sands beach with the aim of recording as many species of plant and animal as possible within …

June 2, 2014 | ecology


Weather check?  Is surf up? Baycam is a live view over the East Sands of St Andrews, from the Scottish Oceans Institute.

March 19, 2014 | ecology