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Anna Wood

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PhD Title: Metabarcoding for the monitoring of biodiversity during forest restoration in European forests Location: Bangor University Contact information: Twitter: @anna_r_wood Bangor University Website: About In 2021, I graduated from the University of Nottingham with an MSci integrated master’s degree in Biology. My Masters project investigated using environmental DNA (eDNA) to detect fish […]

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Andrew Schendl

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PhD: Exploiting big data to understand access to greenspace in the UK Location: Bangor University, School of Natural Sciences LinkedIn: Twitter: @SchendlAndrew Email: I completed my undergraduate degree in Conservation & Environmental Science and my Masters in Geography from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. As part of my master’s research, I explored the relationship […]

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Will Stewart

Will Stewart

PhD: Tracing the heat signature of Atlantic Water through the GIN seas and its impact on Arctic ice and climate. Location: School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University Email: I have worked at Bangor University since starting my undergraduate degree in 2017, when I started studying for an MSci degree in Physical Oceanography. Throughout the […]

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Miary Raselimanana

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PhD: Climate change effects on biodiversity: impacts of increased overwinter temperatures on UK reptiles Location: Bangor University Email: Personal Homepage/Twitter social media contact details:  Twitter: @Miary_Ras ORCID:org/0000-0002-2312-2516 Research Gate: Coming from a biodiversity hotspot like Madagascar, I had the opportunity to discover wildlife at an early age. I was particularly fascinated by chameleons. While children […]

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Assessing Amazon forest vulnerability and resilience to dry periods across soil moisture and microenvironmental gradients


Amazon forests are important for global climate and biodiversity. However, major uncertainties remain about how they will respond to future climate, limiting our ability to make accurate projections and set conservation priorities. A critical but neglected area is the effect of soil water availability on forest drought responses. Research has focused on deep water table […]

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Anthropogenic change and disease susceptibility in poison frogs: identifying links with diet, skin alkaloids, and the microbiome


Anthropogenic disturbance, coupled with climate change, is a leading cause of biodiversity loss. In Ecuador, approximately 97% of the Chocó biodiversity hotspot is now deforested, underscoring the need to understand and predict species’ responses to Anthropogenic change. This project will interrogate behavioural and microbial responses in the diablito poison frog, Oophaga sylvatica as a test […]

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Establishing the relative importance of a rainforest microcosm in oil palm plantations


Palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil on Earth and expanding oil palm (Elaies guineensis) plantations are a major contributor to the global biodiversity crisis. When tropical forests are converted into oil palm plantations, the removal of aboveground vegetation reduces structural complexity and ecosystem function. As plantations mature their canopies close and they […]

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Freshwater storage at the “roof of the world” under climate change

Roof of the world

The Tibetan Plateau, commonly known as the “the roof of the world”, supplies freshwater for nearly two billion people. Water storage is crucial in determining hydrologic transport and water availability but is highly sensitive to climate change. Water storage change is a critical indicator of vulnerability of the “Asian Water Tower”. Despite its importance, the […]

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How do coral energy strategies influence their survival?

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Most tropical reef-building corals are mixotrophic, acquiring autotrophic nutrition from their photosynthetic algal endosymbionts and heterotrophic nutrition via predation of plankton. This flexible trophic strategy is thought to underpin their ability to colonise a range of depths, habitats and oceanographic contexts that vary in energetic resource availability. Laboratory experiments suggest coral heterotrophy might explain the […]

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What’s for dinner? Oceanographic drivers of Manx shearwater chick provisioning and growth

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Oceanographic features (e.g. fronts, gyres and eddies) are known to aggregate pelagic forage fish and thereby shape the space use of marine predators. These features are dynamic and changes in their characteristics (e.g. strength, persistence, position) has consequences for prey availability. Less well known is how variation in oceanographic conditions influence the fine-scale foraging behaviours […]

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