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Nature & Environment 

Surviving the winter

In this free course, Surviving the winter, we study one aspect of the fluctuating nature of an organisms environment. We consider how organisms living in a temperate climate, such as that in Britain, are adapted to cope with winter. You will see that there is much diversity of adaptations among organisms, with different species coping with the demands of a fluctuating environment in quite different ways. As cyclic variations are a widespread feature of environments, the range of adaptations to them is an important source of biological diversity.

Free course
10 hrs
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Nature & Environment 

Hallowain't III: Woodfrogs

A block of ice melts away, and there sits a frog. Is this an ice monster of some sort? No.

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5 mins
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History & The Arts 

OpenLearn Live: 14th December 2016

Why are decisions about oil production made in a country without a significant oil industry?; how Podesta's emails were phished, and A poet reads her own work. Learning and research from across the day.

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Nature & Environment 

OpenLearn Live: 29th November 2016

A closer look at rabbit frost. Then learning and research across the day.

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Education & Development 

Do children exercise less in winter?

New research suggests that when the weather gets colder, and days shorter, children exercise less.

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TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: The Great British Year - ARCHIVE

The definitive portrait of the spectacular nature of the country over the course of one year.

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TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: The Great British Year: Winter

A new year dawns with the country already deep into winter.

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Nature & Environment 

Seasons: Winter

Winter is a bleak prospect for plant and animal life: trees have lost their leaves, many bird species have flown south, and other animals are in hibernation. 

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Nature & Environment 

iSpot new life

iSpot needs your help this winter by spotting a species you haven't seen before. The Open University's Martin Harvey sets the challenge to us all

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5 mins
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Will the cold winter check the spread north of global warming species? article icon

Nature & Environment 

Will the cold winter check the spread north of global warming species?

As global warming species have been gradually spreading north, Mike Dodd asks if they'll now be vulnerable to a cold winter?

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Nature & Environment 

Bird flu

Amidst a snowfall and fears of bird flu Spring is beginning to make its presence felt.

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