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Tom Gale

Tom Gale

PhD title: Drivers and demographic consequences of seabird foraging strategies in a changing environment Location: UKCEH Edinburgh and Bangor University Email: tmg23bbb@bangor.ac.uk My PhD will investigate the drivers of foraging behaviour in European Shags. To do this, I will first be analysing bio-logging data collected as part of the Isle of May Long Term Study […]

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Jacqueline Otto

Jacqueline Otto

Project title: Seeing in the dark: evolution of supraglacial lakes on the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets during polar night Location: Lancaster University Email: j.otto@lancaster.ac.uk LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/jacqueline-otto-7bbb95183 After completing my BSc in Geographical Science at Freie Universität Berlin, I initially focused on Sustainability challenges in Urban Environments by pursuing an MA in Urban Studies at […]

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Graham Smith

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PhD: Measuring the impact of rewilding on pollinator biodiversity: what can machine learning tell us? Location: University of Nottingham Email: mbygws@nottingham.ac.uk Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrahamSmithEnto I completed a BSc in Biology at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 2019, my primary research focused on the population ecology of the European Glowworm (Lampyris noctiluca) in Sherwood Forest. Following […]

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Adam Martin

Adam Martin

Project title – Promoting a nature-positive future: how to measure biodiversity to assess habitat restoration success Location – University of Nottingham Email – adam.martin@nottingham.ac.uk Bio – I completed my MSc in Conservation and Biodiversity at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall campus. My main thesis looked into the impacts of climate on the breeding success of seabirds using […]

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Elliott Cornelius

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PhD: Reclaiming the night sky for moths: what drives the flight-to-light response and how can this be mitigated? Location: Rothamsted Research Email: Elliott.Cornelius@Rothamsted.ac.uk My PhD project has me based at Rothamsted, where my research will investigate the drivers of phototactic behaviour in moths. To achieve this, I will first utilise an electroretinogram to identify the […]

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Charlie Gregory

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PhD: The genomic and adaptive consequences of extreme, human-mediated population decline Location: Bangor University Email: osub4a@bangor.ac.uk Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-gregory-714a63206/ I completed a BSc in Marine Biology at Bangor University and a Master’s by Research (MRes) programme investigating whether chronobiology can augment sustainable aquaculture nutrition and fish health. Specifically, the research allowed me to utilise molecular, biostatistics, and […]

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Matthew Clark

Matthew Clark

PhD: Delivering Ecoacoustic Net Gain in the UK Location: Lancaster University Email: m.a.clark@lancaster.ac.uk LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-a-clark-4a517b1aa/ I graduated from the University of Bristol with a BSc in Zoology in 2015. I then worked, volunteered, and studied at several conservation NGOs and research institutes in Latin America and Europe, before returning to the UK and working in […]

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Carlos Alberto Hernandez Orta

Carlos Alberto Hernandez Orta

PhD: Anthropogenic change and disease susceptibility in poison frogs: identifying links with diet, skin alkaloids, and the microbiome Location: Bangor University University mail: lbh23kyx@bangor.ac.uk Twitter: @AlbertoOrta19 I completed my undergraduate degree in Biology at the Autonomous University of the State of Morelos (UAEM) in Cuernavaca, Mexico where I studied the loss of sex chromosomes in […]

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Fiona Pearce

Fiona Pearce

Location: Lancaster University Email: pearce@lancaster.ac.uk I’ve taken the scenic route to starting my PhD, having worked in GIS, policy and catchment management in the UK and New Zealand. My work has always been related to sustainable agriculture, and I’m broadly interested in how we can ensure the long-term sustainability of food production while protecting the […]

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Christopher Bengt

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Project title: Volcanic fertilisation of tropical forest biomes Location: British Geological Survey – Keyworth Email: cbengt1@bgs.ac.uk I completed my Master’s (MRes) degree in Biological Science at Birkbeck, University of London, where I studied DNA extraction in archaeological animal bones. The project involved optimising the DNA extraction and purification protocol for ancient DNA extracted from animal […]

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