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 2017

28nov1:00 pm2:00 pmDigital Technology, Citizen Science and the Conservation of NatureProfessor René van der Wal

december 2017

19dec1:00 pm2:00 amGlobal warming and the recurrent mass bleaching of coralsProfessor Andrew Baird

january 2018

23jan1:00 pm2:00 pmTBADr Claudia Wascher

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