Tag: MSc Applied Ecology

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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…

Puffins in peril? Matt Wood on seabird populations

Our academics aren’t just pretty good lecturers (we’re ranked 4th in the UK by the Guardian for Biosciences), they’re also involved in research that’s important at both national and international levels. We think this strong research activity underpins our excellence in teaching….

Environmental Pollution and Remediation Field Trip – where there’s muck, there’s brass!

Masters students and staff from the Environmental Pollution and Remediation module (NS7907) had a fantastic site visit to Sandford Farm in Reading last week. The purpose of the trip was to examine the pollution that had occurred on the site, and discuss the remediation…

Introducing Oliver Moore: our new Lecturer in Applied Ecology

We’re very pleased to introduce our new member of staff, Dr. Oliver Moore, who starts today! Oliver brings a wealth of applied ecological skills from his academic research and previous experience with the Field Studies Council. The new MSc course…

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Dissertation student studies nationally important swift population at #uniglos

The swifts returned to the University of Gloucestershire in early May, filling the air with their excited screams and inviting me outside while I was supposed to be revising! It was too hard to resist sticking my head out…

UoG Biosciences rides high in 2015 Guardian University Guide

The new Guardian University Guide for 2015 has just been published and it contains some excellent news for Biosciences courses at the University of Gloucestershire. The league table for biosciences ranks us 11th out of the 99 institutions…