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Whole Organism Analytics using Free-Living Nematodes

AIM. This exciting EPSRC Funded project will aim to determine the physicochemical properties of the free-living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, a free-living worm using next-generation analytical techniques. Read more

Dining out in the Anthropocene: the impact non-native Himalayan Balsam on bee Microbiome, health and pollinator ecosystems (OP2244)

Honeybees (Apis mellifera) play a vital role in pollination of crops and wildflowers. They are “generalists” who visit a wide range of flowers, basing their choice on quality of reward (nectar, pollen) and of quantity of flowers available. Read more

Drivers and resilience of urchin barrens in UK kelp forests (OP2240)

Kelp forests cover 25% of global coastlines and are considered some of the most productive habitats on Earth. They provide a complex 3D habitat supporting high levels of diversity and provide ecosystem services to human society. Read more

Microfibres in soils: detection, degradation and impact (OP2233)

Project Description. Microplastic pollution is rightly a global concern. One of the major sources of microplastic pollution has been shown to be clothing and other textile items comprised from synthetic microfibres. Read more

Determining favourable conservation status for the UK’s birds: creating population targets to conserve biodiversity

Background.  The conservation of species in the current biodiversity and climate change crises requires the setting of population targets for species of conservation concern, in order that actions can be taken to ensure and retain healthy populations. Read more

Advancing the sustainability of cities – Understanding the impacts of urban light pollution on freshwater ecosystems

Supervisory Team.   Dr. Andrew Vowles and Prof. Paul Kemp. Project description. The world has undergone wide-scale urbanisation in recent decades, and the percentage of people living in cities is predicted to grow from 30% in 1950 to 68% by 2050. Read more

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