Tara Expeditions, a non-profit association based in France, has been organizing missions aboard the research schooner “Tara” for the past 9 years with the goal of learning more about the impact of climate change on ecosystems.
Dr Jennifer Mc Elwain, researcher at the School of Biology and Environmental Science, was one of three UCD researchers to receive a prestigious ‘Ireland’s Champions of EU Research’ award.
An international collaboration between scientists in University College Dublin and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) has revealed for the first time that 15% of the proteins encoded by the human genome contribute to the process of secretion in cells.
New research findings have pinpointed the cause of a deadly disease in bats, but mysteries remain about why animals in the US are more vulnerable to it than their European counterparts. The disease, called White-Nose Syndrome, was first spotted in a cave in New York State in 2006, explains UCD’s Dr Sébastien Puechmaille, a post-doctoral researcher at the UCD School of Biological and Environmental Sciences.
The origin of most Irish animals is uncertain and one of the most iconic species, the red deer is most controversial: was this species native or introduced?