Centre for Biological Diversity

Understanding and Protecting Biological Diversity

The Centre for Biological Diversity (CBD) is an interdisciplinary group of researchers across St Andrews focused on the measurement, origin and consequences of biological variation.

The Centre links researchers who work in traditionally distinct fields such as evolution, behaviour, ecology, molecular biology and biodiversity, plus researchers in other Schools across St Andrews.

Our objective is to advance scientific understanding of the diversity of life and contribute pro-actively to policy that protects biological diversity.

To achieve our goals, the CBD has recently renovated office and laboratory space, headquartered in Dyers Brae House, where we concentrate strengths in molecular genetics, biodiversity measurement and transforming biodiversity research into policy.


november 2018

20nov1:00 pm2:00 pmRevisiting the effect of red on competition in humansDR Laura Fortunato

26nov1:00 pm2:00 pmCollective movement and decision-making in animal societiesDR Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin

27nov1:00 pm2:00 pmOf COBRAs and CEBRAs: Studying spider communities through academic and citizen science projectsDR JAGOBA MALUMBRES-OLARTE

december 2018

04dec1:00 pm2:00 pmTBADR Chris Cunningham

january 2019

22jan1:00 pm2:00 pmTBAPROFESSOR Fiona Jordan

29jan1:00 pm2:00 pmTBADR JO FROMMEN

february 2019

05feb1:00 pm2:00 pmTBADR Mark Ravinet

19feb1:00 pm2:00 pmTBADR CAROLINA DORAN

march 2019


april 2019

02apr1:00 pm2:00 pmTBADR ALLERT BIJLEVELD

30apr1:00 pm2:00 pmTBADR Bibiana Rojas

Previous CBD seminars