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Awards Infographic Soil & geology

★ Withers, Emma // What’s in the soil?

Summary This infographic is targeted at Key Stage 3 students, communicating my work on using untargeted metabolomics to assess soil quality and microbial function. Transcript What’s in the soil? Soils in different places have different properties: they could be sandy, salty, waterlogged or full of nutrients. Lots of microbes live in the soil. Microbes are […]

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Awards Carbon Forests Visual abstract

★ Smith, Charlotte C. // Secondary forest carbon stock

Summary Designed to accompany my recently submitted research paper, this visual abstract outlines some of the key findings of the first chapter of my thesis, which calculates the extent, age and carbon stock of secondary forests in Brazil. It is intended for a specialist audience, who are well versed in environmental science but may not […]

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Awards Biodiversity Ecosystems Visual abstract

★ Panter, Connor // Sex differences in the diet of the highly size dimorphic Eurasian Sparrowhawk using web-sourced images

Summary Eurasian Sparrowhawks are bird eating raptors displaying high sexual size dimorphism with females considerably larger than males. Both sexes feed on different prey items however diet differences remain unquantified. Using 673 web-sourced images of sparrowhawk kills, we quantified diet differences for the first time. Average female prey items were three times heavier than males. […]

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Awards Ecosystems Infographic Marine & freshwater

★ Kemp, Hannah // Bloomin’ blanket weed

Summary Across the UK, many freshwater ecosystems are experiencing more frequent and widespread blooms of filamentous macroalgae, more commonly known as blanket weed blooms. This infographic explores the main causes of these blooms and the impacts they have on both lake ecology and ecosystem services. It is aimed at KS3 secondary school students who are […]

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Awards Infographic Marine & freshwater Plastics

★ Jones, Nia // The story of microplastic

Summary Plastic, and subsequent microplastic pollution is a known hazard in our seas, but its full cycle from source, through transportation, to fate is less discussed. This infographic aims to introduce microplastic pollution, and its life cycle, to early secondary school students to engage them in the topic of plastic pollution and encourage them to […]

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Awards Climate change Infographic Marine & freshwater

★ Hunt, Laura // Lake mud detectives: Investigating past environmental change of tropical crater lakes

Summary The infographic will be published as part of a magazine edited by the Past Global Changes project (PAGES) aimed at teenagers with an interest in environmental science, in order to promote their understanding and appreciation of the palaeosciences. The aim of this infographic is to provide a broad understanding of my PhD research field, […]

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Awards Human interactions Marine & freshwater Poster

★ Hamilton, Mark // Implications of coral reef degradation for fisheries

Summary This poster introduces my PhD project and highlights the research questions I plan to investigate regarding tropical coral reef degradation and small-scale fisheries. My poster is aimed at early-career scientists who are thinking about doing a PhD (e.g. undergraduate/masters students) and I hope that it illustrates the process of defining different research questions within […]

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Awards Energy Marine & freshwater Visual abstract

★ Exley, Giles // Floating solar panels affect temperature and stratification in lakes

Summary Summarising the effects of increasing floating solar coverage on lake temperature and stratification dynamics, this abstract simplifies a non-linear response into three different densities of floating solar coverage. Originally created for submission to Water Research, this Adobe Illustrator crafted graphical abstract underwent substantial structural changes to fit the specific design brief for the Envision […]

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Awards Biodiversity Energy Poster

★ Blaydes, Hollie // Ten techniques to enhance pollinator biodiversity on solar parks

Summary This poster is aimed at the solar industry, including solar park owners or managers, who know little about pollinators but are interested in using sites to enhance biodiversity. Ten techniques to make solar parks more pollinator-friendly are suggested and are based directly on evidence from a review study, with input from key stakeholders. The […]

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Awards Plastics Poster Soil & geology

★ Billings, Alex // Plasticiser in the UK terrestrial environment: occurrence and bioaccumulation?

Summary My poster lays out the plans that I have for my PhD. My overall aim is to investigate the distribution, profile and fate of plastic additives in the UK terrestrial environment.The project is multi-disciplinary and combines fieldwork, laboratory work and ecotoxicology testing, in addition to analytical techniques such as FTIR and GC-MS.I have pitched […]