Student News & Impact


Oliver Baines – UNEP-WCMC placement

Details of student and placement Name: Oliver Baines Institution: University of Nottingham Placement Host: United Nations Environment Progra… June 23, 2021turnerc Impact Impact,Placements,Student experience Read More

Jeneen Hadj-Hammou – Wildlife Conservation Society placement

Details of student and placement Name: Jeneen Hadj-Hammou Institution: Lancaster University Placement Host: Wildlife Conservation Society &n… May 4, 2021turnerc Impact Impact,Placements,Student experience Read More

Helen Ford – Zoological Society of London placement

Details of student and placement Name: Helen Ford Institution: Bangor University Placement Host: Zoological Society of London   I wante… May 4, 2021turnerc Impact Impact,Placements,Student experience Read More

Entrepreneurial Thinking For Scientists – Envision workshop

In February 2020 Envision students were invited to think about their research from a different perspective, that of an Entrepreneur. Find ou… December 16, 2020turnerc Impact Entrepreneurial Thinking,Events,Impact,videos Read More

Beth Clarke – HM Government Open Innovation Team placement

Details of student and placement Name: Beth Clark Institution: Bangor University Placement Host: HM Government Open Innovation Team   I… November 11, 2020turnerc Impact Impact,Placements,Student experience Read More

Fracking magma

April 8, 2020turnerc Impact,Videos Animation,Envision DTP,Fracking magma,Holly Unwin,Lancaster University,Mair Perkins Read More

Carbon Storage in Secondary Forest

April 8, 2020turnerc Impact,Videos Animation,Carbon storage,Charlotte Smith,Envision DTP,Lancaster University,Mair Perkins,NERC Read More

Near-Island Enhancement in Mesopelagic Communities

April 8, 2020turnerc Impact,Videos Animation,Bangor University,Beth Francis,Envision DTP,Mair Perkins,Mesopelagic Communities,NERC Read More

Tracking Bees Using Drones

April 8, 2020turnerc Impact,Videos Animation,Bangor University,Bees,Envision DTP,Mair Perkins,NERC,Rothamsted,Tom Oliver Read More

Fall armyworm control on maize in Kenya

  April 8, 2020turnerc Impact,Videos Animation,Envision DTP,Fall-armyworm,Lancaster University,Mair Perkins,NERC,Ruth Carter Read More

Mud, Sweat and Tears: PhD fieldwork in Uganda

#Envisionhighlight from Laura Hunt Fieldwork presented some unique challenges, including using heavy coring equipment in deep lakes from the… January 21, 2020turnerc Impact British Geological Survey,Fieldwork,Laura Hunt,University of Nottingham Read More

Envision students’ highlights and challenges

We asked our students what their biggest highlights and challenges have been throughout their time as Envision PhD students. Both my most ex… November 20, 2019Nicola O'Byrne Impact Challenges,Highlights Read More

Adventures on an icebreaker doing Arctic science

Jack Garnett describes the wonder of a 3-week scientific expedition to the Arctic collecting samples for his ‘ENVISION’ PhD rese… November 13, 2019Nicola O'Byrne Impact Jack Garnett Read More

Amy Withers – NPIF Innovation Placement Programme

Details of student and placement Name: Amy Withers Institution: Lancaster University Placement Host: AgSpace Ltd What motivated you to apply… October 22, 2019Nicola O'Byrne Impact Amy Withers,NPIF,Placement Read More

Charlotte Smith – NPIF Innovation Placement Programme

Taking part in the NPIF Innovation Placement Programme gave me an opportunity to work with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC); pioneers of… September 15, 2019Nicola O'Byrne Impact Charlotte Smith,NPIF,Placement Read More

David Arnott – NPIF Innovation Placement Programme

Details of student and placement Name: David Arnott Institution: Bangor University Placement Host: North York Moors National Park Authority … July 10, 2019Nicola O'Byrne Impact David Arnott,NPIF,Placement Read More

Tim Peters – NPIF Innovation Placement Programme

Details of student and placement Name: Tim Peters Institution: Bangor University Placement Host: The Woodland Trust What motivated you to ap… April 2, 2019Nicola O'Byrne Impact NPIF,Placement,Tim Peters Read More

Best presentation runner up at Marine Biology Association Postgraduate Conference

Congratulations to Beth Francis who won the “best presentation runner up” at the Marine Biology Association Postgraduate Conference in P… May 24, 2018Nicola O'Byrne Impact Award,Beth Francis,Impact,Marine Biology Association Postgraduate Conference Read More

Working in the Cabinet Office’s Open Innovation Team

As a final year PhD student, I started to consider what to do after submitting my thesis. I decided it would be valuable to gain some experi… May 18, 2018Nicola O'Byrne Impact Impact,Placement,Rachel Efrat Read More

Mechanisms and Outcomes of Predator-Prey Interactions: Scaling Across Space and Time

In January of this year, I was fortunate enough to gain the RTSG top up funds which enabled me to attend the “Mechanisms and Outcomes of P… May 16, 2018Nicola O'Byrne Impact Conference,Impact,Simon Karythis Read More

From morphology to microbiome: integrated common garden-genomic studies in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

May 3, 2018Nicola O'Byrne Impact,Videos Animation,Envision DTP,Lancaster University,Mair Perkins,Microbiome,NERC,Salmon,Will Perry Read More

Royal Yachting Association Level 2 Powerboat Handling Training

Additional funding from Envision allowed me to undertake training in powerboat handling at Preston Marina. My project looking at the environ… April 16, 2018Nicola O'Byrne Impact Giles Exley,Impact,Training Read More

Advanced Spatial Statistics Course for Researchers using ArcGIS

By the end of the two-day course I feel like I’ve learnt a lot. Having had very little experience of using Arc GIS and teaching myself to … April 11, 2018Nicola O'Byrne Impact Helen Ford,Impact,Training Read More

“Communicating your science” – My Experiences

In early January I found details of an amazing sounding course, run jointly by the British Ecological Society (BES) and the Zoological Socie… April 11, 2018Nicola O'Byrne Impact Beth Francis,Impact,Training Read More

View publications by our Envision students!

ALGAR, A. & TARR, S. 2018. Fossils, phylogenies and the evolving climate niche. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2, 414-415. BLOCKLEY,… March 27, 2018Nicola O'Byrne Impact Impact,Publications,Students Read More

From the Laboratory to Westminster…my placement in the Open Innovation Team

As a third year PhD student I decided to undertake a placement to broaden my career prospects and get some professional experience outside o… March 13, 2018Nicola O'Byrne Impact Impact,Laura Deeprose,Placement Read More

Envision Internships

Envision students have been undertaking 3 month policy placements with the Open Innovation Team at the Cabinet Office in London. So far Nick… March 12, 2018Nicola O'Byrne Impact Internships,Placements Read More

Sediment Detective Strikes again! Helping to save freshwater lakes, in the Philippines, for the future

February 20, 2018Nicola O'Byrne Impact,Videos Animation,Charlotte Briddon,Envision DTP,Lancaster University,Mair Perkins,NERC,Sediment Detective Read More

Ice Enrichment Of Chemical Pollutants: A Significant Phenomenon In A Warmer Arctic

February 20, 2018Nicola O'Byrne Impact,Videos Animation,Envision DTP,Jack Garnett,Lancaster University,Mair Perkins,NERC,POPs Read More

Discovering the world under the rainforest

February 20, 2018Nicola O'Byrne Impact,Videos Animation,Envision DTP,Lancaster University,Mair Perkins,NERC,Rainforest,Sam Robinson Read More

Nathan Magnall’s Viva Success

Congratulations to Nathan Magnall who successfully defended his thesis ‘Multiscale analysis of the 2011-2012 Cordón Caulle rhyolite lava … February 19, 2018Nicola O'Byrne Impact Nathan Magnall,Viva Read More

Research article published

Congratulations to Cohort 2 student, Paul McLachlan who has published his first research paper recently. The paper, “Geophysical character… October 4, 2017Nicola O'Byrne Impact Lancaster University,Paul McLachlan Read More

Cabinet Office Policy Placement

At the end of February 2017 I stopped research for my PhD to go on placement with the Cabinet Office’s new Open Innovation Team. On my fir… August 4, 2017Nicola O'Byrne Impact Impact,Nick Girkin,Placement Read More

Bangor University research is set to assist newly protected species

We know that trade and transport of ivory is strictly controlled to safeguard the elephants, and that other animal by-products such as the u… April 20, 2017Nicola O'Byrne Impact Impact,Jane Hosegood Read More

Devil rays get worldwide protection, and genetic tools could catch out illegal traders

Jane Hosegood, an Envision DTP student in her 3rd year at Bangor University is studying ‘Novel genetic tools for conservation and man… April 20, 2017Nicola O'Byrne Impact Bangor University,Devil Rays,Jane Hosegood,Manta Rays Read More

Investigating sea ice and Bering Sea palaeoceanography during the middle Pleistocene global climatic shift

Savannah Worne The NERC Isotope Geoscience Facilities Steering Committee is an excellent opportunity for UK based researchers to apply for f… February 6, 2017Nicola O'Byrne Impact Impact,Savannah Worne Read More

Bedload transport of sediment mixtures in shelf seas

Connor McCarron In my PhD project I am investigating the transport of sand and gravel mixtures in shelf seas through bedload transport. When… February 2, 2017Nicola O'Byrne Impact Connor McCarron,Impact Read More

Tim Peters and Dwynwen Cider

Since moving to North Wales to start a forestry degree at Bangor University, I noticed many productive apples trees were not being picked an… January 31, 2017Nicola O'Byrne Impact Impact,Tim Peters Read More

Communicating Science & Field Trips

Paul McLachlan I understand the importance and enjoy communicating science through a range of physical and virtual formats. It is important … January 30, 2017Nicola O'Byrne Impact Impact,Paul McLachlan Read More

Envision student success in Cabinet Office internship

The Cabinet Office’s Open Innovation Team generates analysis and ideas for priority projects by collaborating with academics and other… January 27, 2017Nicola O'Byrne Impact Impact Read More

Investigating the transfer of carbon between trees via common mycorrhizal networks

Figure 1: Common mycorrhizal network  in a forest (van der Heijden et al, 2014)   T. D. Peters¹, D. L. Jones¹, A. R. Smith¹ ¹Scho… January 16, 2017Nicola O'Byrne Impact Impact,Tim Peters Read More

Soil Micro-Aggregate Bond Energies and Modelling Fragmentation

Rachel Efrat – British Geological Survey Supervisors: Barry Rawlins John Quinton Andy Whitmore Chris Watts Summary Micro-aggregates, c… May 12, 2015Gordon Chapman-Fox Impact Read More

Lake Sediments Unlock the Secrets to Past Climate Seasonality

Nick Primmer – University of Nottingham Supervisors: Matthew Jones Sarah Metcalfe Achim Brauer Melanie Leng Phil Barker Summary Some l… May 12, 2015Gordon Chapman-Fox Impact Read More

Tropical Forest Roots and the Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

Nick Girkin- University of Nottingham Supervisors: Sofie Sjogersten Nick Ostle Nial McNamara Ben Turner Summary Tropical forested peatlands … May 12, 2015Gordon Chapman-Fox Impact Read More

Towards a Universal Model for Lava Emplacement

Nathan Magnall – Lancaster University Supervisors: Mike James Hugh Tuffen Charlotte Vye-Brown Summary The emplacement (flow and coolin… May 12, 2015Gordon Chapman-Fox Impact Read More

Caves Hold the Clues to Demise of the Neanderthals

Laura Deeprose – Lancaster University Supervisors: Peter Wynn Phil Barker Melanie Leng Summary The disappearance of the Neanderthals, … May 12, 2015Gordon Chapman-Fox Impact Read More

Sea level and Salinity Drive Evolution in Stickleback Fish

Laura Dean – University of Nottingham Supervisors: Andrew MacColl Suzanne McGowan Xu Chen Summary Many of the lochs of North Uist, Sco… May 12, 2015Gordon Chapman-Fox Impact Read More

Novel Genetic Tools for Conservation and Management of Manta and Mobula Rays

Jane Hosegood – Bangor University Supervisors: Gary Carvalho Mark de Bruyn Rob Ogden Summary Manta and Mobula rays are species under t… May 12, 2015Gordon Chapman-Fox Impact Read More

Dragons Feel the Heat: Thermal Vulnerability of Lizards

James Hicks – University of Nottingham Supervisors: Adam Algar Andrew MacColl Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz Summary Climate change is having an… May 12, 2015Gordon Chapman-Fox Impact Read More

Adaptation to Environmental Stress by Evolution of Non-Genotypic Heterogeneity Within Microbial Populations

David Foster – University of Nottingham Supervisors: Simon Avery Steve McGrath Paul Dyer Kirk Semple Ricky Wildman Summary Genetic var… May 12, 2015Gordon Chapman-Fox Impact Read More

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