York Science & Innovation Grand Tour May - Sept 2012

Sponsored by Aviva

23 Ouse Bridge, King's Staith

Did you know?

University of York researchers have used the iconic Tansy beetle to explore important ecological processes and to establish a model system for future insect conservation.

In Britain Tansy beetles (Chrysolina graminis) are only found within 25km of York on the banks of the River Ouse, often feeding on the leaves of their favourite food, the tansy plant. Their beautiful iridescent green colouring has led to them being christened the ‘Jewel of York’.

We acknowledge research funding from NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) and Natural England.

This exhibit is just one example of the breadth of research carried out within the Department of Biology at the University of York. For more examples please see the links under ‘Other Exhibits from this Sponsor’

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