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Luke Sibbett 400 x 400 px

Luke Sibbett

PhD: Early warning of landslide events using computer vision and geophysical image analysis Email Luke Sibbett My background is in Physics, having obtained my undergraduate MSci in Physics from the Un…
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Anna Woodhead

Anna Woodhead

PhD: Capturing ecosystem service delivery from coral reefs Lancaster Environment Centre Lancaster University Email Anna Woodhead Google scholar profile Lab group website profile Twitter Start date: 1s…
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Beth Clark (nee Francis)

PhD: Biological signals of the Island Mass Effect) Room: Nautilus 327 Westbury Mount School of Ocean Sciences Bangor University Menai Bridge LL59 5AB Email Beth Clark at Bangor Linkedin Profile Resear…
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Briony Jones

PhD: Whole genome metagenomics to determine land use effects on soil ecosystem services CEH Wallingford Email Briony Jones at Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Linkedin Profile I completed a BSc in Bio…
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Charlotte Briddon

PhD: Assessing the impacts of aquaculture in the Philippines using palaeolimnology Sir Clive Granger Building University of Nottingham Email Charlotte Briddon at University of Nottingham Twitter I com…
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Chris Kneale

PhD: Investigating tectonic-climate interactions using sedimentary records in the Tarim Basin, China Lancaster University Lancaster Environmental Centre Email Chris Kneale at Lancaster Linkedin Profil…
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Jack Garnett

PhD: Ice enrichment of chemical pollutants: a significant phenomenon in a warmer arctic Lancaster Environment Centre Lancaster University Email Jack Garnett at Lancaster I am a full-time doctoral rese…
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Simon Karythis

PhD: An interdisciplinary approach to understanding predator modification of prey behaviour School of Ocean Sciences Bangor University Email Simon Karythis at Bangor I originally studied Zoology as an…
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Abdullah Rafiq

Abdullah Rafiq

PhD: Exploring the ecology of airborne pollen biodiversity using environmental DNA analysis and identifying links to hay fever School of Environment Natural Resources and Geography Bangor University E…
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Amy Withers

Amy Withers

PhD: Interactions between migration and disease in an invasive crop pest Lancaster University Email Amy Withers I completed my undergraduate degree in biological sciences at the University of Birming…
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Anita Weissflog

Anita Weissflog

PhD: Assessing the role of fungus-mediated plant-soil feedbacks during secondary succession of tropical forests School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography Bangor University Email Anita Wei…
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Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith

PhD: A multi-scale assessment of the regrowth potential of secondary forests in the Brazilian Amazon Lancaster University Email Charlotte Smith Twitter LinkedIn My academic career began with the Unive…
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Clare Brewster

Clare Brewster

PhD: Impact of ozone on nitrogen dynamics of grassland vegetation Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Email Clare Brewster Following degrees in Geography (Hull University, 1984-87), and Environmental Pol…
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Eilidh Forster

Eilidh Forster

PhD: Developing environmentally sustainable forestry value chains Bangor University Email Eilidh Forster Twitter LinkedIn My first degree was a MEng in Chemical Engineering from Strathclyde University…
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Freya Olsson

Freya Olsson

PhD: Working with natural processes to restore lake habitatsCEH Lancaster Email Freya Olsson at CEH Email Freya Olsson at Lancaster University Twitter I graduated from Durham University in 2016 with a…
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Giles Exley

Giles Exley

PhD: Sunny waters: meeting our energy, water and climate mitigation needs with floating solar Email Giles Exley Lancaster Environment Centre I am a full-time student at Lancaster University studying f…
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Helen Ford

Helen Ford

PhD: Widening our view of the reef: the landscape ecology of disturbance and recovery on Pacific coral reefs Bangor University I completed a Bsc in Biology at the University of Sussex, which I steered…
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Jade Bowling

Jade Bowling

PhD: The role of supraglacial lakes in ice sheet change and sea level rise Lancaster University Email Jade Bowling I completed my undergraduate studies at Northumbria University, where I studied BSc G…
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James Boyd

James Boyd

PhD: Coupled hydrogeophysical and geomechanical modelling of slope stability for improved early warning of landslides Email James Boyd British Geological Survey Environmental Science Centre Originally…
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Jeneen Hadj-Hammou

Jeneen Hadj-Hammou

PhD: Functional changes in coral reef marine protected areas Lancaster University Email Jeneen Hadj-Hammou Twitter LinkedIn ReseachGate I moved to the UK in 2011 for my undergraduate degree in Ecology…
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Matt Amos

Matt Amos

PhD: Understanding long term climate and atmospheric composition change over Antarctica Email Matt Amos Lancaster Environment Centre Lancaster University My work begins with analysis of ice core recor…
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Sarah Bond

Sarah Bond

PhD: Demographic consequences of variation in individual foraging strategies of northern fulmars School of Ocean Sciences Bangor University Email Sarah Bond I studied biology at the University of Manc…
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Vanessa Cutts

Vanessa Cutts

PhD: Evolutionary dynamics in changing environments: oceanic islands as natural experiments University of Nottingham Email Vanessa Cutts Twitter I completed a BSc in Zoology at the University of Readi…
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Amy Gresham

Amy Gresham

Environment Centre Wales, Bangor University Email: myg18xqd@bangor.ac.uk Twitter account: @amygresham48 LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amygresham48/ As someone who has always been passionate ab…
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Andrea Sartorius

Andrea Sartorius

The impact of trace metal contaminants on environmental and animal health: a multi-disciplinary approach Vet School Clinical Building, Sutton Bonington Campus andrea.sartorius@nottingham.ac.uk @aisart…
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Bede West

Bede West

Modelling the impact of agri-environment scheme options on soil and vegetation CEH Lancaster Email: bwest@ceh.ac.uk Twitter: @bede_west https://twitter.com/bede_west I am interested in how land manage…
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Brad Reed

Bradley Reed

Ice-ocean interaction: effects of climate change on Antarctic ice-shelf dynamics Bangor University, School of Ocean Sciences, Email: bradley.reed@bangor.ac.uk Twitter: https://twitter.com/oceanBrrrad …
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Cyan Turner

Cyan Turner

Pushing the limits: Life in extreme deserts Environment Centre Wales, Bangor University Email cyt18dyb@bangor.ac.uk Linked In I spent four years at the University of Nottingham studying for my Zoology…
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Hattie Roberts

Hattie Roberts

Do biogenic VOCs protect plant productivity under multiple environmental stress? Lancaster University and Bangor CEH Email Hattie Roberts Twitter As a Plant Biology graduate from Aberystwyth Universit…
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Holly Unwin

Fracking magma: field and experimental investigation of hydrofracture in volcanic systems Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University Email: h.unwin@lancaster.ac.uk I am a volcanology PhD stude…
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Iain Hill

Iain Hill

Fish in a biogeochemical barrel: taking aim at the evolutionary consequences of nutrient colimitation in freshwater Life Sciences Building, University of Nottingham Email: iain.hill@nottingham.ac.uk A…
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Laura Hunt

Laura Hunt

Reconstructing 2000 years of hydrological change in Africa – implications for future climate scenarios British Geological Survey and University of Nottingham Email: laura.hunt@nottingham.ac.uk /…
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Oliver Baines

Oliver Baines

Change in arctic and alpine plant communities: the roles of climate and geodiversity Sir Clive Granger Building, University of Nottingham. Email: Oliver.Baines@nottingham.ac.uk Twitter handle: @oabain…
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Rachel Gunn

Rachel Gunn

Impact of coral reef fish personalities on species persistence under environmental change Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, LA1 4YQ. Email: rlgunn1@gmail.com LinkedIn: https://www.li…
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Tom Oliver

Tom Oliver

PhD: Dispersal strategies and space use in pollinating bees Rothamsted Research Email: thl18nrz@bangor.ac.uk Twitter: @Tomoliverbees I have a lifelong love of bees thanks to my grandparents. They were…
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Zoe Melvin

Zoe Melvin

PhD: Living with human disturbance: conservation physiology and genetics in a wild African primate Bangor University Zzm18fls@bangor.ac.uk https://uk.linkedin.com/in/zoe-melvin-186a22108 @Zoe_Melvin o…
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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 ecotoxicol…
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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 Al…
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Calum Ramage

Calum Ramage

PhD: Assessing the impact of environmental contaminants in the Kruger National Park, South Africa: From sediments to crocodiles School of Veterinary Sciences and Medicine University of Nottingham Emai…
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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 Resea…
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Hannah Kemp

Hannah Kemp

PhD: Bloomin’ Blanket Weed: managing nuisance algae at National Trust water bodies  School of Geography University of Nottingham Email: hannah.kemp@nottingham.ac.uk Twitter I recently graduated…
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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 wit…
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Hollie Ball

Hollie Ball

PhD: Sources, transfer and fate of microplastics in the Arctic marine environment Lancaster Environment Centre Lancaster University Email Hollie Ball Twitter I completed my undergraduate degree in Geo…
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Holly Blaydes

Hollie 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 Lancas…
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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…
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Katie Sieradzan

Katie Sieradzan

PhD: Impacts of sea level rise on atmospheric CO2 concentration during deglacial – glacial periods School of Ocean Sciences Bangor University Email Katie Sieradzan I am a first year physical oce…
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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 maste…
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Mark Hamilton

Mark Hamilton

PhD: Implications of coral reef degradation for fisheries Lancaster Environment Centre Lancaster University Email Mark Hamilton Twitter LinkedIn Mark is an Envision DTP funded PhD student at the Lanca…
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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 f…
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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 Armywo…
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Sophie Young

Sophie Young

PhD: Why does C4 photosynthesis rarely evolve in trees? Lancaster Environment Centre Lancaster University Email Sophie Young Twitter Current Research: Throughout my PhD, I will investigate why C4 phot…
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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, …
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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…
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Connor Pantner

Connor Panter

PhD: Abundance within species’ ranges: understanding species’ responses to environmental change Location: Sir Clive Granger Building, School of Geography, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7…
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Ed Pyne

Edward 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 Py…
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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…
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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 Twitte…
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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 under…
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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…
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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 Prof…
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Mary Hodgson

Mary Hodgson

PhD: Savanna Soil Carbon: Investigating Biological Climate Resilience  Location: Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University Email Mary Hodgson I completed a Masters in Biology at the Universi…
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Sam Walrond

Sam Walrond

PhD: Soil microbes to mitigate climate change Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University Email Sam Walrond LinkedIn Profile In 2019, I graduated from the University of Birmingham by completing…
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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, Ba…
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Abby Wallwork 400 x 400 px

Abby Wallwork

PhD: Linking functional diversity with soil carbon dynamics in secondary tropical forests Email Abby Wallwork at CEH Email Abby Wallwork at Lancaster University Linkedin Profile ResearchGate Profile T…
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Brian Scannell 400 x 400 px

Brian Scannell

PhD: Mixing in the surface mixed layer of temperate shelf seas Bangor University School of Ocean Sciences Email Brian Scannell ResearchGate profile Project Link I first graduated from Bangor in 1982 w…
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Chloe Brown 400 x 400 px

Chloe Brown

PhD: Remote sensing investigation of how oil palm cultivation is degrading Malaysia’s tropical peatland ecosystem services Sir Clive Granger Building University of Nottingham Email Chloe Brown I…
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Chris Chandler 400 x 400 px

Chris Chandler

PhD: Spatial and temporal patterns of liana success in Malaysia Sir Clive Granger Building University of Nottingham Email Chris Chandler at Nottingham Twitter I am interested in the dynamics of carbon…
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Connor McCarron 400 x 400 px

Connor McCarron

PhD: Bedload transport of sediment mixtures in shelf seas School of Ocean Sciences Bangor University Email Connor McCarron LinkedIn profile ResearchGate profile Project Link I am from Derry~Londonderr…
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Dan Blumgart 400 x 400 px

Dan Blumgart

PhD: Investigating the mechanisms behind moth declines: plants, landscape, pollution and climate Bawden Building Rothamsted Research Email Dan Blumgart at Rothamsted Research I am an ecologist mainly …
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Dan Potter 400 x 400 px

Dan Potter

PhD: Flow modification in a tidal farm and potential effects on marine habitats Room B46 LEC 3 Building Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4NY Tel: Email Dan Potter ResearchGate profile LinkedIn profi…
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David Foster 400 x 400 px

David Foster

PhD: Adaptation to environmental stress by evolution of non-genotypic heterogeneity within microbial populations Life Sciences Building University of Nottingham Email David Foster Project Link I studi…
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Ed Lockhart 400 x 400 px

Edward Lockhart

PhD: Glacial sculpting and post-glacial drowning of the Celtic Sea School of Ocean Sciences Bangor University Email Edward Lockhart ORCiD Profile Changing climate, due to increasing concentrations of …
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Emma Gray 400 x 400 px

Emma Gray

PhD: Measuring and Modelling the Effects of Climate Change on Cyanobacteria in Lakes Room A44 Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Lancaster Environment Centre Library Avenue Bailrigg Lancaster LA1 4AP …
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Fiona Sach 400 x 400 px

Fiona Sach

PhD: Are Land Use Decisions of African Elephants Based on Environmental Geochemistry British Geological Survey Email Fiona Sach at British Geological Survey Read Fiona’s blog I have been working for…
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James Hicks 400 x 400 px

James Hicks

PhD: Dragons Feel the Heat: the Thermal Vulnerability of Malaysian Agamid Lizards in a Human Altered Landscape Sir Clive Granger Building University of Nottingham Email James Hicks Twitter profile Pro…
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Jane Hosegood 400 x 400 px

Jane Hosegood

PhD: Novel genetic tools for conservation and management of vulnerable manta rays Environment Centre Wales 3rd Floor Molecular Ecology and Fisheries Genetics Laboratory Bangor University UK Tel: Email…
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Laura Dean 400 x 400 px

Laura Dean

PhD: Sea Level, Salinity, Sympatry and Speciation in Sticklebacks NERC ENVISION PhD Research Student Room B26E School of Life Sciences University of Nottingham Nottingham Tel: Email Laura Dean Project…
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Laura Deeprose 400 x 400 px

Laura Deeprose

PhD: Speleothem climate capture of the Neanderthal demise Room B46 LEC 3 Building Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4NY Tel: Email Laura Deeprose Twitter profile Project Link I studied undergraduate …
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Nathan Magnall

PhD: Towards a Universal Model for Lava Emplacement Room A54 LEC 3 Building Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4NY Tel: Email Nathan Magnall Website profile Twitter profile Project Link About me: I’…
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Nick Girkin 400 x 400 px

Nick Girkin

PhD: Tropical Forest Methane Emissions: Root Regulation of Soil Processes and Fluxes Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Gateway Building University of Nottingham Sutton Bonington Campus Sutton Bo…
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Nick Primmer 400 x 400 px

Nick Primmer

PhD: Mid-Low Latitude Holocene Climate Change using Varve Analysis University Of Nottingham Email Nick Primmer Twitter profile Project Link In 2013, I graduated from the University of Southampton in G…
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Paul McLachlan 400 x 400 px

Paul McLachlan

PhD: Revealing hydrological and biogeochemical heterogeneity at the groundwater-surface water interface using geophysics Room LG506 LEC 1 Building Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YQ Email Paul McL…
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Sam Robinson 400 x 400 px

Sam Robinson

PhD: Logging impacts on forest soil biodiversity and function in Borneo Lancaster University Email Sam Robinson I completed a Masters in Ecology and Conservation at Lancaster Environment Centre, throu…
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Sarah Goertz 400 x 400 px

Sarah Goertz

PhD: Causes and consequences of Immune variation in rodents University of Nottingham Email Sarah Goertz Researchgate Profile Linkedin Profile I am an enthusiastic and dedicated postgraduate research s…
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Savannah Worne 400 x 400 px

Savannah Worne

PhD: Investigating Bering Sea oceanographic controls on the Milankovitch orbital cycle climatic shift during the middle Pleistocene University of Nottingham Email Savannah Worne I recently graduated f…
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Simon Tarr 400 x 400 px

Simon Tarr

PhD: Predicting climate change effects on Anolis lizards using physiological models and ecological traits Room B26E School of Geography Sir Clive Granger Building University Park Nottingham NG7 2RD Em…
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Thomas Mondain-Monval 400 x 400 px

Thomas Mondain-Monval

PhD: Understanding population declines in Afro-Palearctic migrant birds Lancaster Environment Centre Lancaster University Email Thomas Mondain-Monval at Lancaster University I am interested in wildlif…
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Tim Peters 400 x 400 px

Tim Peters

PhD: The role of soil microbes and rhizodeposition in forest ecosystem carbon cycling Environment Centre Wales Bangor University Email Tim Peters Linkedin Profile ResearchGate Profile My background is…
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William Perry 400 x 400 px

William Perry

PhD: From morphology to microbiome: integrated common garden-genomic studies in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) Bangor University Email William Perry at Bangor Linkedin Profile Twitter Previous to my Ph…
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