Biology laboratories, Cambridge, UK

Lat. 52°12'44"N, Long. 0°4'50"E

BAS has a suite of laboratories and analytical instruments for the chemical and elemental analysis of biological samples, including liquid and gas chromatographic separations and CHN analyses, facilities for the sorting and preservation of samples, and a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and microscope facility.

Fungi respire millennium-old carbon from Antarctic soil

30 May, 2018

Fungi in Antarctic soils release carbon that is more than a thousand years old, a team led by scientists at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has found. This discovery sheds light on how carbon is released into the atmosphere as polar regions warm.

NEWS STORY: Fighting for space on the seabed

26 April, 2016

New research highlights differences between the tropics and the poles Rivalry between species is common the world over as animals fight for territory and resources such as food. But, according …

NEWS STORY: Bridging the gap in the krill debate

9 June, 2014

Event: Understanding the objectives for krill fishing and conservation in the Scotia Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula Region Convened by the British Antarctic Survey, ICED and WWF WWF’s Living Planet …


CONSEC is addressing the challenge to understand the links between the biodiversity, structure and function of Southern Ocean ecosystems and the impacts of rapid environmental changes to improve scientific knowledge …