Who we are
The Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) is a world class research and education centre at Aberystwyth University. IBERS is an internationally recognised centre of excellence and students' choice for the study of biological, environmental and rural sciences.
IBERS is a new venture that has brought together staff from the Institutes of Rural Sciences and Biological Sciences at Aberystwyth University, and the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER).
What we do.
Around 300 research, teaching and support staff conduct basic, strategic and applied research in biology from the level of genes and other molecules to the impact of climate change and bio-energy on sustainable agriculture and land use. They also provide high level research and skills training. There is formal collaboration with the College of Natural Sciences in Bangor University. By linking the processes and results of our scientific investigations to the work of social scientists in Aberystwyth and Bangor we are able to inform policy on the rural economy and on rural communities.
IBERS maintains capabilities for high quality, novel and internationally important science including plant, animal and microbial genomics, cell biology and physiology, plant and animal genetics and breeding, animal reproduction, agriculture, parasitology, ecology, social sciences and evolutionary processes together with integrating expertise to enable holistic and systems approaches. IBERS provides an intellectual environment in which researchers can share and explore ideas across traditional agricultural, grassland, rural, environmental and biological science disciplines, and work in multidisciplinary teams that draw upon the wide range of life science and social science expertise in Aberystwyth University
How to find out more
For comprehensive information on the Institute, its activities and how you can apply for courses, click on the website link in the box on the left. To contact the Institute, click on the email link.
Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Dr Michael Rose, Director of Learning and Education
Tel:0+44 (0) 1970 621682