Bangor University

Investigating the nature and dynamical properties of rogue waves

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Once dismissed as a nautical myth, rogue waves are now known to be real events, with a growing worldwide database of observations. Rogue waves pose a significant threat to maritime safety and have been responsible for countless shipwrecks. Understanding their formation and behaviour is crucial for safeguarding lives and vessels at sea. In addition, rogue […]

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How does sensory pollution affect navigation behaviour in animals?

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Animals face many challenges as increased urbanization impacts their ability to survive and reproduce. Nowhere is this more evident than in migratory birds. Throughout Europe evidence indicates that populations of migratory birds are declining. Many anthropogenic influences are implicated, such as land use and climate change. However, recently, a new and surprising potential hazard to […]

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Biodiversity for woodland resilience: the long-term functional ecology of tree diversity

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The benefits of biodiversity for forest resilience and delivery of many ecosystem services underpin “nature-based solutions”. However, there are major gaps in knowledge of the ecological mechanisms, leading to serious over-generalisation and weak evidence base for policy and management. Resilience of European woodlands is threatened by climate-change-linked escalation of catastrophic tree pathogens and pests. We […]

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Can prey behaviour explain habitat associations of seabirds?

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Understanding animal responses to environmental variation help predict population-level impacts from climate change and habitat modifications. In recent times, studies identifying relationships between animals and environmental conditions have become increasingly abundant, with many studies using these relationships to predict future abundance or distributions. However, relationships between animals and environmental conditions are often complicated, with environmental […]

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Thirsting Giants of the African Savanna: Assessing the vulnerability of Elephant water resources to climate change

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African elephants are keystone species, shaping the ecosystems they inhabit. Their survival hinges on access to freshwater sources, making them acutely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. This PhD project delves into the intricacies of this relationship, exploring the combined effects of climate change on the availability and quality of water that sustains these […]

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Holed-up, but not safe: the impact of climate change on behaviour, populations, and communities of hole nesting birds

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  Climate change is influencing wildlife populations across the globe, often resulting in changes in behaviour and the timing of key life events throughout the year. Both temperature and precipitation are likely to influence individuals, but often the effects of precipitation are often overlooked. We know little about how individuals adjust to such changes through […]

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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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