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. 

Events

Latest news

Research reveals new insights into marine plastic pollution

University of Stirling research reveals new insights into marine plastic pollution

Plastic waste

Study sheds new light on behaviour of humans’ closest relatives - chimpanzees

A study by University of Stirling researchers has shed new light on the behaviour of the closest living relatives of humans – chimpanzees.

Chimpanzee eating grapes

University of Stirling to promote better outcomes from water resources for Scottish businesses and communities

A team at the University of Stirling is embarking on an extensive study into how water resources in Scotland promote better outcomes for our economy, society and the environment, in a £5 million partnership project to last three years.

river with monument in background

Study could lead to improved mussel production

Innovative new research by the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture could lead to increased mussel production.

Mussel shell

Largest ever study of autistic people’s research priorities finds need for focus on mental health

Largest ever study of autistic people’s research priorities finds need for focus on mental health

A group having a discussion

Minister backs University’s plan to plant millions of trees

The University of Stirling's ambitious plan to plant millions of trees across the Forth Valley has been praised by Scottish Government minister Mairi Gougeon MSP

Mairi Gougeon MSP at the Forth Climate Forest launch

New study reveals the transformative power of aquaculture in Zambia

New study led by the University of Stirling reveals the transformative power of aquaculture in Zambia

FishpondsinMabumba450338

Study reveals longer term impact of sport-related brain injuries

Almost half of people who suffer a sports-related traumatic brain injury are still experiencing physical symptoms after six months, a new study by the University of Stirling has found.

iStockbraininjury450338

Deepwater Horizon oil spill study could lead to overhaul of cleanup processes worldwide

The innovative study led by researcher Dr Sabine Matallana-Surget and Dr Wade Jeffrey of the University of West Florida assessed the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on microscopic seawater bacteria that perform a significant role in ecosystem functioning.

Deepwater Horizon

Stirling expert to lead trials of salmon vaccine that could revolutionise aquaculture industry

A multidisciplinary team of scientists has been awarded £1.5m to develop an oral vaccine to combat sea lice in farmed Atlantic salmon.

The University’s Marine Environmental Research Laboratory (MERL) in Machrihanish, Argyll