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Sandra Lucia Cortes

Sandra Lucia Cortes

PhD: Herbivore-Plant-Soil microbe interactions: who is helping whom Location: Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK. Email Sandra Lucia Cortes Research Gate Twitter I am a Colombian researcher focused on sustainable agriculture. I worked for seven years as a technician in the laboratory of Soil Microbiology at the Colombian Corporation for Agricultural Research, Agrosavia. My research area involved […]

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Milind Mutnale

Milind Mutnale

PhD: Fishing for parasite genomes: host-parasite co-evolution of an emerging salmonid disease Location: University of Nottingham Email Milind Mutnale Twitter I completed my BSc and MSc in Microbiology from India. My master thesis aimed at revealing haloarchaeal biodiversity present in invertebrates. After my MSc, I worked for 6 years as a project assistant on two […]

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Megan Barnes

Megan Barnes

PhD: The ecological and evolutionary significance of functional variation in mitochondria in a wild animal Location: University of Nottingham. Email Megan Barnes Mitochondria are responsible for energy production. They carry their own DNA, separate to the nucleus. Although variation in this mitochondrial DNA has long been assumed neutral, recent findings suggest that it may be […]

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Lucy Benniston

Lucy Benniston

PhD: Assessing the role of geodiversity in conserving biodiversity in agricultural Eurasian grasslands Location: University of Nottingham Email Lucy Benniston I am currently completing a PhD in the Geography department at the University of Nottingham. In my research I will assess the relationship between Biodiversity, the diversity of living things, and Geodiversity, which is the […]

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Destabilisation of terrestrial ecosystems in the high Arctic by extreme winter warming

Destabilisation of terrestrial ecosystems in the high Arctic by extreme winter warming

The high Arctic is warming at an alarming rate, disrupting soil carbon, nutrient and hydrological cycles. This is resulting in increased soil microbial activity with subsequent increases in nutrient availability and hence plant productivity and nutrient losses to the wider environment. Losses of the greenhouse gases, nitrous oxide, methane and carbon dioxide result in a […]

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Constraining palaeoceanographic changes in Pacific meridional overturning circulation (PMOC)

Constraining palaeoceanographic changes in Pacific meridional overturning circulation (PMOC)

Palaeoceanographic studies have often focused on understanding how the North Atlantic Ocean responds to and has driven past changes in the global climate-oceanographic system. In recent years, it has become apparent that the North Pacific Ocean may play an equally important role, with evidence of deep-water formation when global climatic conditions were similar or warmer […]

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Drivers of tropical freshwater biodiversity: a DNA metabarcoding approach

Drivers of tropical freshwater biodiversity: a DNA metabarcoding approach

Southeast Asian (SE-Asian) freshwater biodiversity is declining rapidly. This is particularly true for Borneo, renowned for its highly diverse and globally important biodiversity. The situation is alarming as rivers are a critical resource for humans, providing water, food and energy. Conservation of freshwater ecosystems and the services they provide requires in-depth knowledge of which species […]

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Assessing the role of geodiversity in conserving biodiversity in agricultural Eurasian grasslands

Assessing the role of geodiversity in conserving biodiversity in agricultural Eurasian grasslands

This project assesses geodiversity-biodiversity relationships and hypothesised drivers, mainly at the Târnava Mare Natura 2000 site, Transylvania (Romania). This landscape of traditionally managed grasslands, including highly biodiverse wildflower hay meadows, represents habitat types lost across much of Europe that are targets for restoration and conservation. Târnava Mare is also geodiverse: topographically, geologically, edaphically and hydrologically […]

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