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Cabinet Office Policy Placement

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At the end of February 2017 I stopped research for my PhD to go on placement with the Cabinet Office’s new Open Innovation Team. On my first day I found myself heading to London Bridge to visit the Shard where the team was leading a workshop on mental health policy for researchers, clinicians, charity workers, […]

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Investigating sea ice and Bering Sea palaeoceanography during the middle Pleistocene global climatic shift

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Savannah Worne The NERC Isotope Geoscience Facilities Steering Committee is an excellent opportunity for UK based researchers to apply for funding with which they can undertake stable isotope analyses at the NERC Isotope Geosciences Facilities (NIGF; http://www.bgs.ac.uk/sciencefacilities/nerc.html). Applying and being awarded this grant was an essential part of my PhD research and will provide a […]

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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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Investigating the transfer of carbon between trees via common mycorrhizal networks

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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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