Big Picture: Populations – available now

The 20th edition of Big Picture, the free educational magazine from the Wellcome Trust for students aged 16+ and their teachers, looks at populations.

Available now, on a brand new website, Big Picture: Populations explores how human, animal, plant and microbial groups grow, change and move, and why understanding them is so important.

Accompanying the magazine, there are some practical resources available online to help with ecological fieldwork. This includes a film that follows sixth-form students in Colchester as they investigate the buttercup population in a field, and an animation on surveying populations that demonstrates the range of methods that can be used to investigate different populations in a woodland ecosystem.

All the resources can found on the new Big Picture website, created to better cater to the needs of teachers and students, with a responsive design for use on tablets or mobile devices as well as desktop computers. There is also a brand new browsing function, to enable easy access to resources, filtered by type, topic or education level.

If you know someone studying populations at school, college or university, why not let them know about these resources? If you're going into a school to do a talk, or have students visiting your institution, we can provide copies for you to share. Contact