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Nicola O'Byrne

Far-field implications of future sea ice extent on the wave climate

Far-Field Implications of Future Sea Ice Extent on the Wave Climate 400 x 400 px

The earth’s oceans and atmosphere are warming, with the volume of snow and ice diminishing. Arctic temperatures have warmed at twice the global rate, with increasing inter-annual variability of sea-ice extent, but a drastically decreasing overall trend in sea-ice extent. Climate models predict future reductions in Arctic sea-ice extent are very likely, with potential changes […]

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Detecting and understanding the impact of environmental change on plants across multiple spatial, temporal and biodiversity scales

Detecting and understanding the impact of environmental change on plants across multiple spatial, temporal and biodiversity scales 400 x 400 px

The failure of the Rio Convention to halt the loss of global biodiversity resulted in the new Aichi Target: “By 2050, biodiversity is valued, conserved, restored and wisely used, maintaining ecosystem services, sustaining a healthy planet and delivering benefits essential for all people”. However, species vary in response to environmental change, with some human commensal […]

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Capturing ecosystem service delivery from coral reefs

Capturing ecosystem service delivery from coral reefs 400 x 400 px

Coral reefs house exceptional biodiversity, and provide food and livelihoods to hundreds of millions of people across the tropics. The full range of benefits people gain from coral reefs can be termed ecosystem services, and range from fishing and coastal protection, to education and other cultural benefits. Ecosystem services may be quantified through direct measures […]

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Biological signals of the island mass effect

Biological signals of the Island Mass Effect 400 x 400 px

Coral reefs are ocean oases, supporting immense diversity and providing fisheries for small island nations. These important ecosystems are under threat from local anthropogenic impacts and global climate change. Studying the natural functioning of these ecosystems has become challenging, as so many reefs echo a footprint of human-induced change. Remote coral reefs far from human […]

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Atmosphere-biosphere interactions: UV, ozone and the earth system

Atmosphere-biosphere interactions UV, ozone and the Earth system 400 x 400 px

Good environmental policy has to be founded on high-quality environmental science, but delivering the research needed by policy makers can be a challenge. The Montreal protocol is widely held to be the most successful global environmental agreement of all time, but policy-makers, in the UN and around the world, find it hard to define just […]

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Assessing the sustainability of freshwater aquaculture in the Philippines using palaeolimnology

Assessing the sustainability of freshwater aquaculture in the Philippines using palaeolimnology 400 x 400 px

We require a motivated, curious and independent student with interests in lake water quality and environmental change in the tropics to apply for our studentship investigating the impacts of aquaculture on the ecological integrity of lakes in the Philippines. Based at the School of Geography in the University of Nottingham with Dr Suzanne McGowan and […]

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Are land-use decisions of African elephants based on environmental geochemistry?

Are land-use decisions of African elephants based on environmental geochemistry 400 x 400 px

This project will explore the role of environmental geochemistry in land use decisions by wild African elephants. This is a unique, interdisciplinary project involving environmental geochemistry, plant science, and animal health to address research questions which have important and practical implications for wildlife health and conservation. In the first phase of the project, mineral levels […]

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An interdisciplinary approach to understanding predator modification of prey behaviour

An interdisciplinary approach to understanding predator modification of prey behaviour 400 x 400 px

Predation has a fundamental role in determining the structure, dynamics and functioning of natural ecosystems. Predators don’t just consume prey – they scare them – and hence alter their behaviour. This can have huge knock on consequences for the dynamics of ecosystems, often through modification of trophic cascades. The ‘ecology of fear’ has attracted lots […]

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Tim Peters

Tim Peters 400 x 400 px

PhD: The role of soil microbes and rhizodeposition in forest ecosystem carbon cycling 2nd Floor Environment Centre Wales Deiniol Road Bangor Gwynedd LL57 2UW United Kingdom Email Tim Peters Linkedin Profile ResearchGate Profile My background is in the horticultural industry working in domestic gardens, commercial production and landscape scale projects, including planning and planting traditional […]

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Simon Tarr

Simon Tarr 400 x 400 px

PhD: Predicting climate change effects on Anolis lizards using physiological models and ecological traits Room B26E School of Geography Sir Clive Granger Building University Park Nottingham NG7 2RD Email Simon Tarr Website Twitter I completed my Undergraduate and Masters degrees in Zoology at the University of Nottingham before moving to the School of Geography. My […]

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