Tag: Matt Wood

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Plastic Pollution in Gull Colonies – Meg’s Dissertation Journey… so far

So, you know when you’re about to start third year and you realise this is the year when you do your dissertation and it’s the biggest assignment of your whole university degree? Yeah, so that moment hits you…

When things go ‘jump’ in the night… a puffling’s first flight to sea revealed by thermal imaging 

Emily Burford (BSc!) writes about her dissertation project using thermal imaging to study seabird biology, appropriately at the peak fledging time for puffin chicks, known as ‘pufflings’… I visited Skomer Island during July last year to start my…

Past island landscapes revealed by pollen

The vegetation history of a small island off the south west coast of Wales has long puzzled visitors and archaeologists. In late spring, Skomer Island is carpeted with bluebells, a species normally associated with woodlands, especially ancient natural…