Research in natural sciences

The Faculty of Natural Sciences's research tackles global challenges in issues such as food security, changing environments, behaviour and evolution, digital economies and biodiversity.

We’re internationally renowned for our natural science research that explores the complex interrelationships between human behaviours, technologies, and biological, environmental and aquatic systems.

Find out more about our postgraduate research in natural sciences.

Research areas

PhD opportunities in Natural Sciences

We offer a vibrant, supportive environment for postgraduate researchers in natural sciences. Take a closer look at the subject areas we offer PhD supervision in and find out how to apply. 

Aquaculture

Biological and Environmental Sciences

Computing Science and Mathematics

Psychology

Research Spotlights

River Thames, London
Research Spotlight

Saving Europe's freshwaters

Find out how our research has been critical to implementing major new policies to repair tens of thousands of water bodies across Europe.

aquaculture farm
Research Spotlight

Aquaculture research

Our Institute of Aquaculture's priorities reflect a global interest in understanding how aquaculture can support the rapidly increasing human population without depleting wild-fish stocks.

News

Gamified research sheds new light on how to balance agriculture and conservation

Gamified research sheds new light on how to balance agriculture and conservation

Farmers are more likely to protect wildlife on their land if they trust their local communities and government, according to a new University of Stirling study.

Public health expert issues warning over potential community breakdown in COVID response

Public health expert issues warning over potential community breakdown in COVID response

A public health expert from the University of Stirling says governments must change the post-pandemic narrative in order to avoid community breakdown.

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