Tag: Environment

KESS 2 researcher’s prize for work on cutting river pollution from disused mines

Aaron Todd Receives First Prize

Swansea University KESS 2 researcher Aaron Todd has been awarded first prize at a prestigious international conference for his research on tackling river pollution from disused mines. Based at the Department of Geography in Swansea University, Aaron is carrying out a PhD on quantifying river pollution and has utilised salt dilution flow gauging; a technique for… Read more »

Free IOM3 membership for all KESS 2 & KESS 2 East Postgraduate Researchers across Wales!

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KESS 2 have negotiated for all our funded postgraduate researchers to have access to a FREE membership with the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3). IOM3 is a major UK science and engineering institution and a registered charity governed by a Royal Charter. They support professionals in materials, minerals, mining and associated technical disciplines… Read more »

Fish hives: artificial reef structures restoring coral colonies

Coral reefs are tropical habitats made from living coral that thrive in the warm waters of the world. Unfortunately, due to global warming, these delicate corals are being damaged and the habitat they create is turning to rubble. In response to this, many research projects have been initiated focusing on restoring corals and rebuilding reefs…. Read more »

Collating current evidence on wild ungulate species population management : Owain Barton publishes first paper in PLoS ONE

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Bangor University KESS 2 PhD candidate Owain Barton has published his first paper in the academic journal PLoS ONE (Impact Factor 3.24). Owain’s research investigates factors influencing landscape-scale use of woodlands by fallow deer and is conducted in collaboration with The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (www.gwct.org.uk/wales) and The British Deer Society (www.bds.org.uk). The aim of… Read more »

BBC Springwatch feature Bangor University KESS 2 Aesculapian snake research project

Two people capturing a juvenile snake in a forest.

  On 8th June 2022, KESS 2 PhD researcher Tom Major and Bangor University peer Lauren Jeffrey, both from the School of Natural Sciences, featured on the BBC’s Springwatch sharing their research on the introduced Aesculapian snake population in Colwyn Bay. Tom and Lauren have been radio tracking the snakes, allowing them to understand their… Read more »

Combining Hydrological Modelling and Visual Analytics to support flood alleviation planning and management

Researchers from the Schools of Natural Sciences (SNS) and Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE) at Bangor University, in collaboration with Ymgynghoriaeth Gwynedd Consultancy (YGC), have developed a new decision support toolkit, Land Use Change SWAT+ Toolkit (LUCST), to enhance the planning and management of flood alleviation schemes in Gwynedd county. Land Use Land Cover… Read more »

Cat Joniver and Angelos Photiades publish first joint paper in the International Journal Algal Research

Aberystwyth University KESS 2 PhD candidates Cat Joniver and Angelos Photiades have co-authored their first paper in the International Journal Algal Research (Impact Factor 4.401). Cat and Angelos’ research is focused on nuisance macroalgal (seaweed) blooms and the article ties together both of their research interests by exploring the ecological and socio-economic impacts that macroalgal blooms cause globally… Read more »

Second paper published by Anastasia Atucha in the journal Forests

Bangor University Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS 2) PhD candidate Anastasia Atucha has published her second paper, a systematic map of methods for measuring the frost tolerance of conifers, in a Special Issue of the journal Forests. Anastasia’s research is focused on the frost tolerance of the conifer Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis), which has involved… Read more »

What role do forests play for natural flood management in the UK?

Recently published research conducted by Bangor University and Forest Research reviews the current state of knowledge on the role of forested lands for natural flood management (NFM) in the UK. Published in the WIREs Water journal (https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1541), the review examines the existing evidence on the role that different types of forest cover play for NFM…. Read more »