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University of Gloucestershire: Environmental Sciences

Institution University of Gloucestershire
Department School of Natural and Social Sciences
Web http://www.glos.ac.uk
Email enquiries@glos.ac.uk
Telephone 03330 141414
Study type Research

Summary

The university offers a broad range of research opportunities in biological sciences, encompassing theoretical and experimental science in both field and laboratory settings. Projects generally use a range of field, laboratory and analytical methods, providing excellent training and preparation for future careers.

Research areas

Ecology and environment:

The university offers a broad range of research opportunities in biological sciences, encompassing theoretical and experimental science in both field and laboratory settings. Projects generally use a range of field, laboratory and analytical methods, providing excellent training and preparation for future careers.

Biology of taxonomic group:

Social insect behaviour and evolution; avian biology; mammalian biology (including equine). Recent research projects include: the thermal biology of leafcutting ants; the effect of worming treatments on horses; the incidence of disease in seabirds.

Microbiology and Molecular Biology:

Social insect behaviour and evolution; avian biology; mammalian biology (including equine). Recent research projects include: the thermal biology of leafcutting ants; the effect of worming treatments on horses; the incidence of disease in seabirds.

Citizen science and public engagement:

The use of volunteer ‘citizen science’ data in ecology and zoology; the public understanding of science. Recent research projects include: nationwide flying ant survey to map distribution of swarms; documentation of occurrence of house spiders through "spider in da house" app; and an international survey of starling murmuration behaviour (all in collaboration with the Royal Society of Biology); the accuracy of the public in recording animal behaviour (in collaboration with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust).

Research opportunities are also available in the following areas: Countryside and Community or Geography and Environmental Sciences.

All students are required to take and complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods to support the development of their project and their education as researchers.

This research contributes to the research priority area Environmental Dynamics and Governance.

For more information and to apply for the Environmental Sciences programme, please visit the subject page via www.glos.ac.uk/Research

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

MA

MSc (Res)

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