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    • Complex photonic structures in nature: from order to disorder 

      Onelli, Olimpia Domitilla (2018-05-19)
      Structural colours arise from the interaction of visible light with nano-structured materials. The occurrence of such structures in nature has been known for over a century, but it is only in the last few decades that the ...
    • The destruction of Australian aboriginal societies 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      Against the backdrop of an Australian forest, Alan Macfarlane describes the way in which Australian hunter-gatherers and their way of life was largely destroyed by white settlers.
    • The evo-devo of plant speciation 

      Fernández-Mazuecos, M; Glover, Beverley Jane
      Speciation research bridges the realms of macro- and microevolution. Evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo) has classically dealt with macroevolutionary questions through a comparative approach to distantly related ...
    • Jack-of-all-trades effects drive biodiversity–ecosystem multifunctionality relationships in European forests 

      van, der Plas Fons; Manning, Peter; Allan, Eric; Scherer-Lorenzen, Michael; Verheyen, Kris; Wirth, Christian; Zavala, Miguel A et al. (Nature Publishing Group, 2016-03-24)
      There is considerable evidence that biodiversity promotes multiple ecosystem functions (multifunctionality), thus ensuring the delivery of ecosystem services important for human well-being. However, the mechanisms underlying ...
    • Macroscopic insights from mechanistic ecological network models in a data void 

      Lin, Yangchen (2015-11-10)
      Complexity science has come into the limelight in recent years as the scientific community begins to grapple with higher-order natural phenomena that cannot be fully explained via the behaviour of components at lower levels ...
    • Phylogenetic and environmental context of a Tournaisian tetrapod fauna 

      Clack, Jennifer Alice; Bennett, CE; Carpenter, DK; Davies, SJ; Fraser, NC; Kearsey, TI; Marshall, JEA et al. (Nature Publishing Group, 2016-12-05)
      The end-Devonian to mid-Mississippian time interval has long been known for its depauperate palaeontological record, especially for tetrapods. This interval encapsulates the time of increasing terrestriality among tetrapods, ...
    • The influence of a Teaching School Alliance on classroom staff's professional development 

      Dowling, Simon
      Teaching Schools are an innovation in system-level leadership for educational improvement. Launched in 2010, they are intended to form partnerships or ‘alliances’ with other schools and providers to share learning, excellent ...
    • A transatlantic perspective on 20 emerging issues in biological engineering 

      Wintle, Bonnie C; Boehm, Christian; Rhodes, Catherine Anne; Molloy, Jenny; Millett, Piers; Adam, Laura; Breitling, Rainer et al. (2017-11)
      Advances in biological engineering are likely to have substantial impacts on global society. To explore these potential impacts we ran a horizon scanning exercise to capture a range of perspectives on the opportunities and ...