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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Tim Peters and Dwynwen Cider

Tim Peters and Dwynwen Cider

Since moving to North Wales to start a forestry degree at Bangor University, I noticed many productive apples trees were not being picked and that the fruit was going to waste. As I was brought up among Kent’s productive apple orchards, I have always had a passion for traditional cider production and home brewing, so […]

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Communicating Science & Field Trips

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Paul McLachlan I understand the importance and enjoy communicating science through a range of physical and virtual formats. It is important to exchange knowledge to multiple audiences from those researching in similar areas to those that have limited interest in environmental science. I think it is important to engage people in the natural world and […]

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Envision student success in Cabinet Office internship

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The Cabinet Office’s Open Innovation Team generates analysis and ideas for priority projects by collaborating with academics and other non-government experts. The team works across Whitehall on a wide variety of policy areas, including mental health, industrial strategy, digital transformation, childcare and early years education. Envision DTP has been working together with the Cabinet Office’s Open […]

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The impact of the Envision Innovation Fellow

Envision DTP has created a 6 month Innovation Fellow position to initiate activities between environment research and business enterprise across a range of sectors. Dr Vincent Walsh was appointed as Innovation Fellow, based at Lancaster University. The Innovation Fellow role has allowed the time needed to: Work directly with the PhD practitioners to enhance their […]

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Investigating the transfer of carbon between trees via common mycorrhizal networks

Figure 1 Common mycorrhizal network in a forest 400 x 400 px

Figure 1: Common mycorrhizal network  in a forest (van der Heijden et al, 2014)   T. D. Peters¹, D. L. Jones¹, A. R. Smith¹ ¹School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, Bangor University, Gwynedd LL57 2UW, UK What are Common Mycorrhizal Networks? Almost all plants have symbiotic mycorrhizal relationships with fungi, which are beneficial to both […]

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Understanding the links between soils, plants and pollination

Understanding the links between soils, plants and pollination 400 x 400 px

The effects of soil nutrition on plant growth and yield are well known and plant resource and life-history theories can predict patterns of plant community assembly in terms of functional traits expressed along a fertility gradient. However, these theories do not explicitly account for trade-offs in resource partitioning within a species when grown under contrasting […]

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Tracking trends in upper-ocean mixing around Antarctica

Tracking trends in upper-ocean mixing around Antarctica 400 x 400 px

In the last decade, polar regions have seen rapid climate change. From the sea ice loss and impact on polar bears in the Arctic to rising Antarctic sea level and temperatures and the calving of continent-sized chunks of Antarctic ice sheets. The Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctic is a major source of heat for the region […]

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The role of the cryosphere in determining the fate of persistent chemicals in the marine system of the Arctic

The role of the cryosphere in determining the fate of persistent chemicals in the marine system of the Arctic 400 x 400 px

Currently there is an array of persistent organic pollutants that undergo long-range transport in air and seawater and are present in the Earth’s Polar Regions. These chemicals, arising from industrial, agricultural and domestic sources are present in surface media (seawater, snow) often at trace level, but are undergoing bioaccumulation/biomagnification in the Arctic marine foodweb. The […]

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