Faculty of Natural Sciences news and events

Discover what’s going on at the Faculty of Natural Sciences. Here you can keep up-to-date with all our latest news and events. 

Latest news

Solutions to global water crisis sought in Scotland

Professor Andrew Tyler has spoken of the University’s work to mitigate the effects of climate change to mark the 30th anniversary of World Water Day.

Andrew Tyler

Tool developed to identify girls at risk of nutritional deficiency

Professor Dave Little of the University’s world-renowned Institute of Aquaculture used the resource to discover that adolescent girls in Bangladesh are particularly vulnerable.

Alexandra Pounds, Research Fellow at the University of Stirling's Institute of Aquaculture, in Bangladesh

Growing mushrooms alongside trees could feed millions and mitigate effects of climate change, research finds

Growing edible mushrooms alongside trees can produce a valuable food source for millions of people while capturing carbon, mitigating the impact of climate change, a new study by University of Stirling scientists has found.

Professor Alistair Jump, Professor Paul Thomas

Agriculture needs fresh approach to tackle insect resistance to biopesticides, new analysis finds

A new way to manage insect pests' resistance to greener pesticides is needed, according to analysis by University of Stirling scientists.

Insect pest amid leaves

Climate change concerns increasingly reduce natural gas support

The public’s concerns about climate change could reduce support for natural gas as an alternative fuel source, research suggests.

Child Playing on Dry Parched Desert Land stock photo

Food growing project to be developed by University and council

A community-led food growing project using renewable energy is to be developed by the University of Stirling and Clackmannanshire Council

Tree near bridge

Global challenges can be met by leveraging aquatic foods

Leveraging aquatic foods can help policymakers address multiple global challenges, new analysis shows

Dave Little

Diversifying fish species and sources provide a flexible pathway to food and nutrition security

Scientists from the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture and WorldFish publish findings from their latest study on pond polyculture.

A woman photographed on the banks of a river with a bucket of fish

Climate key to determining dead plant decomposition and predicting carbon emissions

A new study from the University of Stirling, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, has found that climate is the dominant driver in determining how quickly dead plants decompose, allowing scientists to make more accurate predictions about carbon emissions and climate change globally.

Green and amber forest canopy

Groundbreaking AI wildlife camera developed to improve conservation

A new project, jointly led by the University of Stirling and Hack the Planet, has for the first time developed an artificial intelligence (AI) powered wildlife camera that could hugely benefit conservation.

Tim in a forest attaching a camera to a tree

Upcoming events

Postgraduate On-campus Open Day - 29 March 2023

29 Mar 2023

Learn more about our diverse range of Masters courses and PhD opportunities, explore our stunning campus, and spend invaluable time with our staff and students to get a taste of what life at Stirling is really like.

Prospective student at PG open day