Tag: Environment

The economic value of ecosystem services from the Welsh uplands: KESS 2 participant Ashley Hardaker publishes paper in international ‘Ecosystem Services’ journal

Ashley Hardaker

Bangor University KESS 2 PhD student Ashley Hardaker has recently published his first paper from his PhD in the journal Ecosystem Services (Impact Factor 5.572). Ashley is currently in the third year of his KESS 2 funded scholarship working in collaboration with Coed Cymru CYF and his paper estimates the economic value of ecosystem services… Read more »

Throwing new light on oak heart-rot

Oak Heart-Rot

  Research has begun this summer to throw new light into a little understood condition in older oak trees – heart-rot. Mycologist Richard Wright has started a three and a half year KESS 2 PhD research project under the Action Oak initiative, which is supported by European Social Funds (ESF), supervised by Professor Lynne Boddy… Read more »

Bringing bivalve aquaculture out of its shell: Samantha Andrews from The Fish Site reports on the work of KESS 2 researcher Andy van der Schatte Olivier

The Fish Site

This article, written by Samantha Andrews on 10th January 2019, was originally published on The Fish Site and reports on the research project of KESS 2 PhD candidate Andy van der Schatte Olivier (Bangor University). The article has been republished with full consent from The Fish Site. Read the original article here. The true value of cultured bivalves such as… Read more »

Agroforestry can help the UK meet climate change commitments without cutting livestock numbers

This article by Charlotte Pritchard, KESS 2 PhD Researcher at the School of Natural Sciences in Bangor University, is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Some 12m hectares of the UK is currently covered by agricultural grasslands which support a national lamb and beef industry worth approximately £3.7 billion. However, proposals have been… Read more »

The global value of bivalve aquaculture : KESS 2 participant Andrew van der Schatte Olivier publishes paper in high impact ‘Reviews in Aquaculture’ journal

Mussels

Bangor University KESS 2 PhD student Andrew van der Schatte Olivier has recently published a paper in the journal Reviews in Aquaculture (Impact Factor 7.139). Working in collaboration with local Welsh mussel producers Deep Dock Ltd, Andrew is currently in the third year of his KESS 2 funded scholarship and his paper estimates the global value of ecosystem… Read more »

Revolutionary bee tracking research project featured on BBC Countryfile

BBC Countryfile

On Sunday 26th August 2018, a Bangor University KESS 2 project researching bee tracking was featured on BBC One’s topical programme Countryfile. Academic supervisor Dr Paul Cross and PhD candidate Jake Shearwood spoke to Matt Baker about the research and development of technology for tracking bees by the means of revolutionary miniature electronic devices, or… Read more »

Roadside scavengers: Researchers investigate the roadkill we never see

Roadkill scavenging

A new study published in the Journal of Urban Ecology (Oxford University Press), by lead author and KESS 2 student Amy Williams Schwartz of Cardiff University, indicates that the number of wild animals killed by motor vehicles may be much higher than is generally reported or understood. KESS 2 project researchers, working in collaboration with Eco-explore… Read more »

Global award for Bangor University wetland scientist and KESS 2 academic

Prof Chris Freeman

A Bangor University lecturer has received a top international award for his work on understanding some of the world’s most important habitats. Prof Chris Freeman from Bangor University was given the prize after receiving nominations from scientists around the world, who praised him as a leader in his field. The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS)… Read more »

Non Williams, KESS 2 student, elected for seat in Welsh Government ‘Young People in Agriculture Forum’

KESS 2 would like to extend congratulations to our PhD candidate Non Williams on recently being elected to sit on the Welsh Government’s ‘Young People in Agriculture’ forum in Builth Wells. Non, who is currently researching ‘Optimised management of upland pasture for economic and environmental benefits’ within the ESF funded KESS 2 structure, will be… Read more »