A selection of projects reflecting the range of interdisciplinary work across the Alliance. Sign up to the Alliance and members can then engage with ongoing activities through Slack.

Climate-driven flyway changes and memory-based long-distance migration

A team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Cardiff University recently published a paper demonstrating how they have found the strongest evidence yet of a “migration gene” in birds. Published in the journal Nature, the team tracked migration in peregrine falcons with satellite technology. Combining this with genome sequencing, the team identified a single gene associated with migration in the birds.

Read researcher Ellie Nikolaidou’s blog here

Active Building Centre Research Programme

Active Buildings are buildings that produce, store, and share energy based on the needs of their occupants, as well as of the grid. By actively interacting with the energy infrastructure, Active Buildings can help both the building and energy sectors achieve net zero emissions.

JustEd: Education as and for environmental, epistemic and transitional justice to enable Sustainable Development Goals

JustEd is a comparative, international mixed methods study that explores the complex pathways across policy, curriculum, pedagogy and school environments and their relationships to learners’ experiences and intended actions in relation to Sustainable Development Goal 13 – Climate Action – and Sustainable Development Goal 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.