Tag: Natural Resources

The BioComposites Centre Annual Report highlighting KESS 2 Bangor researchers

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The BioComposites Centre have three KESS 2 researchers at Bangor University. Read more about two of our participants mentioned in the Annual Report below. “Carlo, Jenny and Josh are a fantastic addition to the research community here at the Centre.” said Dr Morwenna Spear, one of their supervisors. “The KESS 2 programme is an excellent… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »