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

Institute of 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

Moving mussels: new insights into shellfish farming

Moving mussels: new insights into shellfish farming

Researchers have identified how mussel larvae move – giving mussel and other shellfish farmers important insights into where and how to grow them.

First festival of biodiversity for the Forth Valley

First festival of biodiversity for the Forth Valley

The University of Stirling, in conjunction with Scotland’s International Environment Centre (SIEC), will host its first ever Festival of Biodiversity from Friday, 16 to Sunday, 18 September.

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