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Monthly Archives: October 2020

Sarah Coates

Sarah Coates

PhD project: Adapting to extreme environments: Hybridisation and the evolution of contemporary heavy metal tolerance Location: 3rd Floor, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology/Environment Centre Wales, Bangor University, Bangor Email Sarah Coates I studied for a BSc in Biological Sciences (Evolutionary Biology) at the University of Edinburgh, where I first developed my interest in evolutionary biology. I […]

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Urban greenspace – what attributes determine wellbeing?

Urban greenspace – what attributes determine wellbeing ?

Stress is ubiquitous in UK society (85% of which is urban). However, access to green space is correlated with better quality of life, and can actively reduce levels of stress hormones, such as cortisol. In total, the 160,000 urban greenspace areas in the UK are estimated to provide £130 billion in ecosystem service benefits. Much […]

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Emma Withers

Emma Withers

PhD: Extreme weather events exacerbate nitrous oxide emissions from soil (Extreme-N2O) Location: 2nd Floor, Environment Centre Wales, Bangor University, LL57 2UW Email Emma Withers ResearchGate Twitter “I completed a BSc (hons) degree in Biochemistry at the University of Bath in 2015, before working on N14 magic angle spinning solid-state NMR at the University of Southampton. […]

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Edward Pyne

Ed Pyne

PhD: What lurks beneath: unravelling the chemically-guided ecological interactions of Armillaria fungi, a devastating group of subterranean forest pathogens Location: Bangor University Email Edward Pyne Twitter I completed my BSc in Biological Science at Cardiff University in 2020. During this time, I was an active member of the Cardiff Fungal Ecology research group. At Cardiff, […]

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Aaron Furnish

Aaron Furnish

PhD: Pathways to Realistic Impact Modelling in Estuarine Areas (PRIMEA) Location: School Of Ocean Sciences, Menai Bridge, Bangor University Email Aaron Furnish Twitter Growing up on the Thames estuary I have appreciated the bluer things in life. Eventually this appreciation led me to Bangor University to study a BSc in Ocean Sciences. At the pinnacle […]

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Ewan Sloan

Ewan Sloan

PhD: Delta dynamics: lessons from the Chao Phraya Location: School of Engineering, University of Nottingham Email Ewan Sloan I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2018 with an MEng in Civil & Environmental Engineering. My ambition in choosing this course was to learn about the ways in which infrastructure and environment interact, and to […]

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Catherine Sheppard

Catherine Sheppard

PhD: Angry Damsels: Do Species Interactions After Overfishing Enhance or Inhibit Coral Reef Recovery? Location: Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University Email Catherine Sheppard I completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Zoology and MRes in Biological Sciences at the University of Exeter. My Masters’ thesis focused on individual specialisation in group-living mammals, investigating the effects of […]

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James Boon

James Boon

PhD: Aliens in the twilight zone: using robots to study and manage invasive lionfish on Caribbean mesophotic coral ecosystems. Location: University of Nottingham Email James Boon Twitter LinkedIn Profile I completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Conservation Biology at Plymouth University and an MSc in Marine Environmental Management at the University of York. My past […]

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Elliott Day

Elliott Day

PhD: Space Weather at Mid-Latitudes: Climatology, Dynamics and Drivers of Atmospheric Joule Heating Location: Physics Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YB Email Elliott Day I graduated with an Mphys in Physics at the University of Leicester in 2019, during which I completed research projects investigating space weather impacts on Mars’ and Earth’s environment, where I […]

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Eve Draper

Eve Draper

PhD: Clean air for all? Air pollution, deprivation and health Location: School of Geography, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park, University of Nottingham Email Eve Draper I completed my undergraduate degree in Environmental Health at Cardiff Metropolitan University, it was here I developed a particular interest in Public Health and deprivation, my research project focused […]

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