Tag: Natural Resources

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 »

Why foraging for free is food for the soul

This article by Elisabeth S. Morris-Webb, KESS 2 PhD researcher at the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University,  is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. In the past few years, there’s been a resurgence in the idea of foraging for food. The practice of hand gathering plants and animals for bait, money or… 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 »

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 »

Brewing Sustainable Craft Beer in Wales

Craft Beer Project

Recent market research has shown that alcohol consumption in Britain has fallen by 18% since 2004. The beer sector has also seen a decline in demand but within this sector, the Society of Independent Brewers has reported a steady growth amongst its members. The number of breweries in Britain is at a 70 year high… Read more »