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Identifying mechanisms for decline and pathways to recovery in Lepidoptera populations in calcareous habitats

Butterfly

Many butterflies and moths in the UK are in decline. This is a consequence of multiple pressures including climate change, habitat loss and pollution. Across the UK, butterflies and moths of limestone regions are especially at risk. Limestone habitats have been considerably reduced in their extent in recent years. For example, the extent of lowland […]

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Mary Hodgson placement – Kruger National Park

Mary (placement student) stood on a freshly burnt site, surrounded by ash and an unburnt tree, measuring soil respiration using an IRGA and chamber

Image 1. Mary (placement student) stood on a freshly burnt site, surrounded by ash and an unburnt tree, measuring soil respiration using an IRGA and chamber As part of my ENVISION DTP PhD, I was lucky enough to undertake an internship in Kruger National Park. Working within Scientific Services, I worked with the Fire and […]

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Rosie Dunkley

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PhD: Why are there so few C2 grasses?    Location: Lancaster University Contact: Email: r.dunkley@lancaster.ac.uk Twitter: @dunkley_rosie Lancaster page: https://wp.lancs.ac.uk/lundgrenlab/dr-marjorie-r-lundgren/people/rosie-dunkley/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosa-dunkley-434251174/ I am a first year PhD Envision funded student in the Lundgren Lab at Lancaster University looking into C2 grasses. My project focuses on why, when C2 is posited as an intermediary evolutionary […]

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Jessica Hey

Jessica Hey

PhD: How do birds contribute to the spread of antimicrobial resistant microorganisms? Email Jessica Hey Twitter Research Gate I am a PhD student at Bangor University, studying the role that gulls play in the spread of antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance is a global health issue, and though it is a naturally occurring process, it has […]

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Catherine Walker

Catherine Walker

PhD: The War-torn Woodlands of Britain: Reconstructing the ecological impacts of historical disturbance Location: Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), Lancaster Email Catherine Walker LinkedIn Twitter My drive to pursue a PhD in woodland ecology began after volunteering at my local woodland, Birchanger Wood, in Hertfordshire. Now a trustee of the wood, this experience has […]

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Soil microbes to mitigate climate change

Soil microbes to mitigate climate change

Human populations are expected to increase by 50% to 9 billion by 2050 as climate change continues. The global challenge is to manage terrestrial ecosystems sustainably whilst mitigating climate change. One option is to reverse global soil organic carbon (SOC) losses and increase soil carbon stocks by 0.4% per year (i.e. the ‘4 per mille’ […]

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Cyan Turner

Cyan Turner

Pushing the limits: Life in extreme deserts Environment Centre Wales, Bangor University Email cyt18dyb@bangor.ac.uk Linked In I spent four years at the University of Nottingham studying for my Zoology MSci, and while I was there I dabbled in a lot of different research. In the summer of 2016 I assisted in research in the Tewari […]

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View publications by our Envision students!

Scientific Publications

ALGAR, A. & TARR, S. 2018. Fossils, phylogenies and the evolving climate niche. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2, 414-415. BLOCKLEY, S., CANDY, I., MATTHEWS, I., LANGDON, P., LANGDON, C., PALMER, A., LINCOLN, P., ABROOK, A., TAYLOR, B., CONNELLER, C., BAYLISS, A., MACLEOD, A., DEEPROSE, L., DARVILL, C., KEARNEY, R., BEAVAN, N., STAFF, R., BAMFORTH, M., TAYLOR, M. & […]

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