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Department Press Releases

Good news for biodiversity from the world’s oldest ecological experiment at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden

Running continuously since 1856, Park Grass is the world’s oldest ecological experiment and this year marks its 160th anniversary. To celebrate the anniversary and recent findings from the experiment, Rothamsted Research hosted an event on Tuesday 18th May for the public to discuss the global importance of the Park Grass Experiment and to visit the site.

Rothamsted Research presents 'A day in the life...'

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a Research Scientist is like? With Rothamsted’s  'A day in the life of a Research Scientist’ wondered no longer! This regular blog series will give an insight into: who our scientists are; what their career journey has been so far; the type of scientific research they are involved in; why you may find their work of interest to you; their ups and downs; what drives, excites and challenges the

Nuffield placement student at the finals of National Science and Engineering Competition

Samia Maroof, a student from Luton 6th Form College carried out a research project at Rothamsted Research in the summer 2015 as part of the Nuffield Research Placement scheme. Samia’s project has been selected to the finals of the National Science and Engineering competition. The competition is open to all UK students age 11 to 18. Every year, thousands of students enter the competition and projects are selected at the Regional Big Bang Fair events.

Rothamsted Research and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences establish a joint Centre for the Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture

Today (Tuesday 24th November) Rothamsted Research, which is strategically funded by the BBSRC, and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) signed into effect a Co-operation Agreement outlining plans to establish the UK-China joint Centre for the Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture (CSIA).  Rothamsted Research and numerous prestigious Chinese organisations and scientists have long and established fruitful collaborations.

Illuminating Life: Personal Encounters

Rothamsted Research, which receives strategic funding from the BBSRC, is delighted to announce the children and young adults Photo-story Competition -Illuminating Life: Personal Encounters. This initiative forms part of the Institute’s celebration of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, 2015 (IYL2015).

Rothamsted Research and the Value of Excellence: a synthesis of the available evidence

Foreword to the report by the Director & Chief Executive Professor Achim Dobermann


Department People

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