Blog postWhat can patches of snow across Scotland tell us about the global environmental challenge? We recently acquired objects from Scotland’s ‘Snow hunter’ Iain Cameron relating to his vital work recording these patches. In this blog, Curator Sarah Laurenson introduces us to those objects before Iain offers an evocative insight into...
Laurenson, Sarah ; Cameron, Iain
Newspaper articleClimate change information is everywhere: billionaires write books about it, and social media is aflame. A bewildering array of data and opinions assault us from all sides, but as a science curator, my favourite place to learn about our environment is in museums.
Alberti, Samuel J M M
Blog postThe global environmental emergency – not only the climate crisis but also large-scale biodiversity loss – is the biggest challenge facing the world. With COP26 just days away, our Director, Chris Breward, reflects on the role we have to play, from understanding the past to improving our future.
A kingdom in decline: Holocene range contraction of the lion (Panthera leo) modelled with global environmental stratificationAim We use ecological niche models and environmental stratification of palaeoclimate to reconstruct the changing range of the lion (Panthera leo) during the late Pleistocene and Holocene. Location The modern (early 21st century) range of the lion extends from southern Africa to the western Indian Subcontinent, yet through the...
Cooper, David M ; Dugmore, Andrew J ; Kitchener, Andrew C ; Metzger, Marc J ; Trabucco, Antonio