2013 news announcements
A NERC-funded researcher from the University of St Andrews, Dr Gavin Ballantyne, has won a prize in the British Ecological Society's annual photographic competition.
Physical dominance can give some wild animals the edge over their sexual rivals - but their weaker competitors have some breeding advantages too, a NERC supported study suggests.
NERC supported research at the University of Liverpool has shown that the flexible human foot has more in common with the feet of other great apes than previously thought.
It's not quite Supernanny's naughty step, but the animal kingdom has developed its own hard-line strategy for dealing with badly behaved offspring, research funded by NERC suggests.
NERC funded scientists reveal females select the 'right' sperm when faced with the risk of being fertilised by sperm from a different species.