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Luke Sibbett

PhD: Early warning of landslide events using computer vision and geophysical image analysis Email Luke Sibbett My background is in Physics, having obtained my undergraduate MSci in Physics from the Un…

January 13, 2017 2015

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Abdullah Rafiq

Abdullah Rafiq

PhD: Exploring the ecology of airborne pollen biodiversity using environmental DNA analysis and identifying links to hay fever School of Environment Natural Resources and Geography Bangor University E…

October 5, 2017 2017

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Anita Weissflog

Anita Weissflog

PhD: Assessing the role of fungus-mediated plant-soil feedbacks during secondary succession of tropical forests School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography Bangor University Email Anita Wei…

October 10, 2017 2017

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Clare Brewster

Clare Brewster

PhD: Impact of ozone on nitrogen dynamics of grassland vegetation Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Email Clare Brewster Following degrees in Geography (Hull University, 1984-87), and Environmental Pol…

October 10, 2017 2017

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Eilidh Forster

Eilidh Forster

PhD: Developing environmentally sustainable forestry value chains Bangor University Email Eilidh Forster Twitter LinkedIn My first degree was a MEng in Chemical Engineering from Strathclyde University…

October 10, 2017 2017

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Helen Ford

Helen Ford

PhD: Widening our view of the reef: the landscape ecology of disturbance and recovery on Pacific coral reefs Bangor University I completed a Bsc in Biology at the University of Sussex, which I steered…

October 6, 2017 2017

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James Boyd

James Boyd

PhD: Coupled hydrogeophysical and geomechanical modelling of slope stability for improved early warning of landslides Email James Boyd British Geological Survey Environmental Science Centre Originally…

October 4, 2017 2017

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Sarah Bond

Sarah Bond

PhD: Demographic consequences of variation in individual foraging strategies of northern fulmars School of Ocean Sciences Bangor University Email Sarah Bond I studied biology at the University of Manc…

October 10, 2017 2017

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Vanessa Cutts

Vanessa Cutts

PhD: Evolutionary dynamics in changing environments: oceanic islands as natural experiments University of Nottingham Email Vanessa Cutts Twitter I completed a BSc in Zoology at the University of Readi…

October 2, 2017 2017

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Amy Gresham

Amy Gresham

Environment Centre Wales, Bangor University Email: myg18xqd@bangor.ac.uk Twitter account: @amygresham48 LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amygresham48/ As someone who has always been passionate ab…

December 11, 2018 2018

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Andrea Sartorius

Andrea Sartorius

The impact of trace metal contaminants on environmental and animal health: a multi-disciplinary approach Vet School Clinical Building, Sutton Bonington Campus andrea.sartorius@nottingham.ac.uk @aisart…

December 11, 2018 2018

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Bede West

Bede West

Modelling the impact of agri-environment scheme options on soil and vegetation CEH Lancaster Email: bwest@ceh.ac.uk Twitter: @bede_west https://twitter.com/bede_west I am interested in how land manage…

December 11, 2018 2018

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Brad Reed

Bradley Reed

Ice-ocean interaction: effects of climate change on Antarctic ice-shelf dynamics Bangor University, School of Ocean Sciences, Email: bradley.reed@bangor.ac.uk Twitter: https://twitter.com/oceanBrrrad …

December 11, 2018 2018

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Hattie Roberts

Hattie Roberts

Do biogenic VOCs protect plant productivity under multiple environmental stress? Lancaster University and Bangor CEH Email Hattie Roberts Twitter As a Plant Biology graduate from Aberystwyth Universit…

December 11, 2018 2018

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Holly Unwin

Fracking magma: field and experimental investigation of hydrofracture in volcanic systems Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University Email: h.unwin@lancaster.ac.uk I am a volcanology PhD stude…
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Iain Hill

Iain Hill

Fish in a biogeochemical barrel: taking aim at the evolutionary consequences of nutrient colimitation in freshwater Life Sciences Building, University of Nottingham Email: iain.hill@nottingham.ac.uk A…

December 11, 2018 2018

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Laura Hunt

Laura Hunt

Reconstructing 2000 years of hydrological change in Africa – implications for future climate scenarios British Geological Survey and University of Nottingham Email: laura.hunt@nottingham.ac.uk /…

December 11, 2018 2018

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Oliver Baines

Oliver Baines

Change in arctic and alpine plant communities: the roles of climate and geodiversity Sir Clive Granger Building, University of Nottingham. Email: Oliver.Baines@nottingham.ac.uk Twitter handle: @oabain…

December 11, 2018 2018

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Rachel Gunn

Rachel Gunn

Impact of coral reef fish personalities on species persistence under environmental change Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, LA1 4YQ. Email: rlgunn1@gmail.com LinkedIn: https://www.li…

December 11, 2018 2018

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Tom Oliver

Tom Oliver

PhD: Dispersal strategies and space use in pollinating bees Rothamsted Research Email: thl18nrz@bangor.ac.uk Twitter: @Tomoliverbees I have a lifelong love of bees thanks to my grandparents. They were…

December 11, 2018 2018

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Zoe Melvin

Zoe Melvin

PhD: Living with human disturbance: conservation physiology and genetics in a wild African primate Bangor University Zzm18fls@bangor.ac.uk https://uk.linkedin.com/in/zoe-melvin-186a22108 @Zoe_Melvin o…

December 11, 2018 2018

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Alex Billings

Alex Billings

PhD: Plasticiser in the UK terrestrial environment: occurrence and bioaccumulation? CEH Wallingford / CEH Lancaster Email Alex Billings Twitter I am interested in the environmental fate and ecotoxicol…

October 9, 2019 2019

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Alison Clayson

Alison Clayson

PhD: Geochemical controls on the dermal absorption of organic soil contaminants Location: I am hosted at the British Geological Survey in Keyworth and enrolled at the University of Nottingham Email Al…

October 9, 2019 2019

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Calum Ramage

Calum Ramage

PhD: Assessing the impact of environmental contaminants in the Kruger National Park, South Africa: From sediments to crocodiles School of Veterinary Sciences and Medicine University of Nottingham Emai…

October 7, 2019 2019

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Daniel Fishburn

Daniel Fishburn

PhD: Investigating the feedbacks between abiotic and biotic processes of litter decomposition in tropical dry forests School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University Email Daniel Fishburn LinkedIn Resea…

October 21, 2019 2019

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Hannah Kemp

Hannah Kemp

PhD: Bloomin’ Blanket Weed: managing nuisance algae at National Trust water bodies  School of Geography University of Nottingham Email: hannah.kemp@nottingham.ac.uk Twitter I recently graduated…

October 7, 2019 2019

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Hannah Markham

Hannah Markham

PhD: Sensitivity of aquatic insect eggs to elevated fine sediment and phosphate concentrations in rivers University of Nottingham Email Hannah Markham I graduated from the University of Nottingham wit…

October 22, 2019 2019

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Hollie Ball

Hollie Ball

PhD: Sources, transfer and fate of microplastics in the Arctic marine environment Lancaster Environment Centre Lancaster University Email Hollie Ball Twitter I completed my undergraduate degree in Geo…

October 7, 2019 2019

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Holly Blaydes

Hollie Blaydes

PhD: Solar parks: refuges for pollinators and boosting pollination services Lancaster Environment Centre Lancaster University Email Hollie Blaydes Twitter I completed my undergraduate degree at Lancas…

October 7, 2019 2019

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Katie Devenish

PhD: The environmental trade-offs of mining in a biodiversity hotspot Thoday Building Bangor University Email Katie Devenish Twitter My project is entitled ‘the environmental trade-offs of mining in…
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Katie Sieradzan

Katie Sieradzan

PhD: Impacts of sea level rise on atmospheric CO2 concentration during deglacial – glacial periods School of Ocean Sciences Bangor University Email Katie Sieradzan I am a first year physical oce…

October 7, 2019 2019

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Laura Turner

Laura Turner

PhD: An experimental and macroecological investigation of precipitation effects on Arctic plant root traits University of Nottingham Email Laura Turner Twitter LinkedIn I completed an integrated maste…
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Mark Hamilton

Mark Hamilton

PhD: Implications of coral reef degradation for fisheries Lancaster Environment Centre Lancaster University Email Mark Hamilton Twitter LinkedIn Mark is an Envision DTP funded PhD student at the Lanca…

October 7, 2019 2019

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Nia Jones

Nia Jones

PhD: Dispersal of microplastics in the marine environment School of Ocean Sciences Bangor University Email Nia Jones Twitter LinkedIn I was first able to engage in environmental research by studying f…

October 8, 2019 2019

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Ruth Carter

Ruth Carter

PhD: Complementary strategies for the sustainable management of an invasive pest in Africa Email Ruth Carter Twitter LinkedIn Current Research: Throughout my PhD, I will investigate if the Fall Armywo…

October 21, 2019 2019

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Sophie Young

Sophie Young

PhD: Why does C4 photosynthesis rarely evolve in trees? Lancaster Environment Centre Lancaster University Email Sophie Young Twitter Current Research: Throughout my PhD, I will investigate why C4 phot…

October 7, 2019 2019

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Stuart Sopp

Stuart Sopp

PhD: Extending global forest carbon models based on LIDAR from tropics to other bioregions School of Natural Sciences Bangor University Email Stuart Sopp I am PhD student at the University of Bangor, …

October 14, 2019 2019

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Cohort 7

Aaron Furnish

Aaron Furnish

PhD: Pathways to Realistic Impact Modelling in Estuarine Areas (PRIMEA) Location: School Of Ocean Sciences, Menai Bridge, Bangor University Email Aaron Furnish Twitter Growing up on the Thames estuary…
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Catherine Sheppard

Catherine Sheppard

PhD: Angry Damsels: Do Species Interactions After Overfishing Enhance or Inhibit Coral Reef Recovery? Location: Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University Email Catherine Sheppard I completed …
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Connor Pantner

Connor Panter

PhD: Abundance within species’ ranges: understanding species’ responses to environmental change Location: Sir Clive Granger Building, School of Geography, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7…
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Ed Pyne

Edward Pyne

PhD: What lurks beneath: unravelling the chemically-guided ecological interactions of Armillaria fungi, a devastating group of subterranean forest pathogens Location: Bangor University Email Edward Py…
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Elizabeth Flint

Elizabeth Flint

PhD: Understanding current and future impacts of public water supply on macronutrient cycles around the world Location: British Geological Survey (Wallingford) Email Elizabeth Flint Twitter I am a Uni…
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Elliott Day

Elliott Day

PhD: Space Weather at Mid-Latitudes: Climatology, Dynamics and Drivers of Atmospheric Joule Heating Location: Physics Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YB Email Elliott Day I graduated…
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Emma Withers

Emma Withers

PhD: Extreme weather events exacerbate nitrous oxide emissions from soil (Extreme-N2O) Location: 2nd Floor, Environment Centre Wales, Bangor University, LL57 2UW Email Emma Withers ResearchGate Twitte…
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Eve Draper

Eve Draper

PhD: Clean air for all? Air pollution, deprivation and health Location: School of Geography, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park, University of Nottingham Email Eve Draper I completed my under…
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Ewan Sloan

Ewan Sloan

PhD: Delta dynamics: lessons from the Chao Phraya Location: School of Engineering, University of Nottingham Email Ewan Sloan I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2018 with an MEng in Civil…
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Harry Skinner

Harry Skinner

PhD: Altered states: Will forest-agriculture mosaic landscapes allow the long-term survival of a forest-specialist primate? Location: Bangor University  Email Harry Skinner Twitter For my undergradua…
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James Boon

James Boon

PhD: Aliens in the twilight zone: using robots to study and manage invasive lionfish on Caribbean mesophotic coral ecosystems. Location: University of Nottingham Email James Boon Twitter LinkedIn Prof…
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Mary Hodgson

Mary Hodgson

PhD: Savanna Soil Carbon: Investigating Biological Climate Resilience  Location: Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University Email Mary Hodgson I completed a Masters in Biology at the Universi…
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Sam Walrond

Sam Walrond

PhD: Soil microbes to mitigate climate change Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University Email Sam Walrond LinkedIn Profile In 2019, I graduated from the University of Birmingham by completing…
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Sarah Coates

Sarah Coates

PhD project: Adapting to extreme environments: Hybridisation and the evolution of contemporary heavy metal tolerance Location: 3rd Floor, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology/Environment Centre Wales, Ba…
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