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2019

Katie Devenish

PhD: The environmental trade-offs of mining in a biodiversity hotspot Thoday Building Bangor University Email Katie Devenish Twitter My project is entitled ‘the environmental trade-offs of mining in a biodiversity hotspot’. The biodiversity hotspot in question is Madagascar, a country renowned for it’s biological diversity but which is also home to a wealth of natural […]

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Laura Turner

Laura Turner

PhD: An experimental and macroecological investigation of precipitation effects on Arctic plant root traits University of Nottingham Email Laura Turner Twitter LinkedIn I completed an integrated master’s in biology at the University of Sheffield, with a year studying in Canada at McMaster University. Through my degree, I focussed on ecology and environmental change, undertaking projects […]

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Hannah Markham

Hannah Markham

PhD: Sensitivity of aquatic insect eggs to elevated fine sediment and phosphate concentrations in rivers University of Nottingham Email Hannah Markham I graduated from the University of Nottingham with a first-class degree in Environmental Science and a keen interest in aquatic invertebrates. My main focus is the effects from anthropogenic activities that bridge terrestrial and […]

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Daniel Fishburn

Daniel Fishburn

PhD: Investigating the feedbacks between abiotic and biotic processes of litter decomposition in tropical dry forests School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University Email Daniel Fishburn LinkedIn Research Gate Prior to starting my PhD in Ecology, I talked with multiple trusted friends who have been or are close to being awarded their doctorates. I asked them […]

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Ruth Carter

Ruth Carter

PhD: Complementary strategies for the sustainable management of an invasive pest in Africa Email Ruth Carter Twitter LinkedIn Current Research: Throughout my PhD, I will investigate if the Fall Armyworm moth (Spodoptera frugiperda) competes with the African armyworm moth (Spodoptera exempta). Both moths threaten African food security as their caterpillars feed on many crops, including […]

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Stuart Sopp

Stuart Sopp

PhD: Extending global forest carbon models based on LIDAR from tropics to other bioregions School of Natural Sciences Bangor University Email Stuart Sopp I am PhD student at the University of Bangor, within the school of Natural Sciences, researching forest carbon models using LiDAR, with the aim of extending these models beyond the tropics. My […]

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Alison Clayson

Alison Clayson

PhD: Geochemical controls on the dermal absorption of organic soil contaminants Location: I am hosted at the British Geological Survey in Keyworth and enrolled at the University of Nottingham Email Alison Clayson I completed my Master’s in Chemistry (MChem) at the University of Warwick, during which my master’s project focused on the synthesis and characterisation […]

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Alex Billings

Alex Billings

PhD: Plasticiser in the UK terrestrial environment: occurrence and bioaccumulation? CEH Wallingford / CEH Lancaster Email Alex Billings Twitter I am interested in the environmental fate and ecotoxicology of plasticisers in the terrestrial environment. The properties of plastics are determined in part by a cocktail of various additives known as plasticisers. The effects of these […]

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Nia Jones

Nia Jones

PhD: Dispersal of microplastics in the marine environment School of Ocean Sciences Bangor University Email Nia Jones Twitter LinkedIn I was first able to engage in environmental research by studying for a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Geography degree at Cardiff University. Here is where I gained a broad training in the environmental sciences […]

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Hollie Blaydes

Holly Blaydes

PhD: Solar parks: refuges for pollinators and boosting pollination services Lancaster Environment Centre Lancaster University Email Hollie Blaydes Twitter I completed my undergraduate degree at Lancaster University in Ecology and Conservation. My final year dissertation project was evolutionary ecology focused and investigated parental care in blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus). Following this, I completed my MSc […]

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