The Ecology Within

 “The Ecology Within” is a research project, funded by a large NERC grant, which aims to investigate the role of gut ecosystems in the ecology and evolution of wild animals. This study, which started in March 2019 and will run for five years, will harness the uniquely detailed information collected as part of the St Kilda Soay sheep project to understand the factors driving variation in gut ecosystems and their consequences for host health and fitness under natural conditions.

Click here for more information on this project.

The Ecology Within project involves researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh, Aberystwyth, Sheffield and Liverpool, Humbolt University Berlin, the Moredun Research Institute and the James Hutton Institute. For more information on the research team, click here.


Latest findings and publications arising from the project can be found here.