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Nikki Flook

Do prey shape, time of day, and plant trichomes affect the predation rate on plasticine prey in tropical rainforests?

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Anita Weissflog, Envision student from Bangor University recently published the following article on one of her PhD chapters in Biotropica. The article is openly accessible via this link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/btp.13150. She also created a short animation video during the Envision-sponsored infohackit workshop which shows what she discovered regarding the effects of host plant hairiness and time […]

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Javier Gonzalez Barrios

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PhD: Confronting the Changing Diversity Patterns of Coral Reefs Location: Lancaster Environmental Centre, Lancaster University Email Javier Gonzalez Barrios Twitter Javier is an Envision DTP NERC funded PhD student at Lancaster Environment Centre, supervised by Prof Nick Graham, Dr Sally Keith, Dr Gareth Williams (Bangor University) and Prof Joshua Cinner (James Cook University). Javier completed […]

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Sandra Lucia Cortes

Sandra Lucia Cortes

PhD: Herbivore-Plant-Soil microbe interactions: who is helping whom Location: Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK. Email Sandra Lucia Cortes Research Gate Twitter I am a Colombian researcher focused on sustainable agriculture. I worked for seven years as a technician in the laboratory of Soil Microbiology at the Colombian Corporation for Agricultural Research, Agrosavia. My research area involved […]

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Milind Mutnale

Milind Mutnale

PhD: Fishing for parasite genomes: host-parasite co-evolution of an emerging salmonid disease Location: University of Nottingham Email Milind Mutnale Twitter I completed my BSc and MSc in Microbiology from India. My master thesis aimed at revealing haloarchaeal biodiversity present in invertebrates. After my MSc, I worked for 6 years as a project assistant on two […]

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Megan O’Hara

Megan O'Hara

PhD: What drives cold pulses at remote tropical reefs?  Location: Menai Bridge, Anglesey. SOS Bangor University. Email Megan O’Hara Linkedin I’m currently studying a PhD in Physical Oceanography at Bangor University titled “What drives cold pulses at remote tropical reefs?”. I hope to evidence that upwelling events recorded in the Pacific are internal waves by […]

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Megan Barnes

Megan Barnes

PhD: The ecological and evolutionary significance of functional variation in mitochondria in a wild animal Location: University of Nottingham. Email Megan Barnes Mitochondria are responsible for energy production. They carry their own DNA, separate to the nucleus. Although variation in this mitochondrial DNA has long been assumed neutral, recent findings suggest that it may be […]

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Lucy Benniston

Lucy Benniston

PhD: Assessing the role of geodiversity in conserving biodiversity in agricultural Eurasian grasslands Location: University of Nottingham Email Lucy Benniston I am currently completing a PhD in the Geography department at the University of Nottingham. In my research I will assess the relationship between Biodiversity, the diversity of living things, and Geodiversity, which is the […]

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Lisa Goberdhan

Lisa Goberdhan

PhD: Functional Role of Uncharted Coral Reef Habitats in the Anthropocene Location: School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University Email Lisa Goberdhan Twitter My academic journey began at the University of the West Indies where I graduated with a BSc in Civil with Environmental Engineering in 2014. I worked in the energy sector for two years […]

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Jordan Blanchard-Lafayette

Jordan Lafayette

PhD: Country, calypso or carimbó? The role of cultural value shifts in advancing Amazonian deforestation frontiers Location – Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University Email Jordan Blanchard-Lafayette Twitter My PhD will focus on the role cultural value shifts in advancing deforestation frontiers in Amazonia, applying a cultural and social lens to better understand their links with […]

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Joe Douglas

Joe Douglas

PhD: Urban greenspace – what attributes determine wellbeing? Location: Environment Centre Wales, Bangor. Email Joe Douglas Twitter I graduated from the BA Human Sciences course at the University of Oxford in 2018 – a degree that covers many academic disciplines across the biological and social sciences. My time on that programme gave me a deep […]

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