Tag: Environment

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

A photograph of two fallow deer

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 »

Bangor University’s Anastasia Atucha publishes first paper in the journal Forestry

Bangor University KESS 2 PhD candidate Anastasia Atucha has published her first paper in the journal Forestry. Anastasia’s research is focused on studying the frost tolerance of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis). Climate change is expected to decrease frost damage levels of the important commercial tree species Sitka spruce in Great Britain, because Sitka spruce is… Read more »

Michael Ridgill publishes first paper in the International Journal Renewable Energy (Impact Factor 6.274)

Bangor University KESS 2 PhD candidate Michael Ridgill has published his first paper in the International Journal Renewable Energy (Impact Factor 6.274). Michael’s research is focused on hydrokinetic energy conversion and the article describes the first iteration of a developing method for assessing the potential of this resource in the rivers of the world.  Hydrokinetic… Read more »

PhD awarded to Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) Researcher from Bangor University

Heli Gittins

This article is reposted from the Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) website: https://www.smallwoods.org.uk/en/coedlleol/news/phd-awarded-to-coed-lleol-small-woods-wales-researcher-from-bangor-university Based at the College of Natural Sciences at Bangor University and working in partnership with the School of Psychology, Heli Gittins’s PhD research question – Can a woodland activity programme benefit participant wellbeing and change the way they use woods? – took her out into… Read more »