Infographic Plants

Young, Sophie // Turbo-charging photosynthesis

Summary C4 photosynthesis is a ‘turbo-charged’ form of photosynthesis found in our most productive crop species. This infographic explains how C4 photosynthesis works, what plants use it, and why it’s important to scientists, in a way that is accessible to A-Level Biology students. Transcript C4 is a turbo-charged form of photosynthesis. C4 photosynthesis is found […]

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 […]

Carbon Infographic

Walrond, Sam // The response of soil microbes and soil carbon to warming in tropical forests

Summary This infographic is primarily based upon a research paper: Microbial responses to warming enhance soil carbon loss following translocation across tropical forest elevation gradient (Nottingham et al., 2019). The infographic seeks to target A-level students and scientifically-informed public, to highlight the role of microbes in carbon cycling by case study. Thus, this infographic attempts […]

Infographic Soil & geology

Unwin, Holly E. // Can tuffisites lower a volcano’s stress levels?

Summary This infographic is aimed at geologists, who will understand technical terms, but do not necessarily have a background in volcanology. It shows how tuffisites are formed, their potential role in moderating the explosivity of an eruption, and what they might be able to tell us about how fluid pressure evolves inside a volcano in […]

Climate change Ecosystems Infographic

Turner, Laura L. // Changes in the Arctic: Getting to the root of the problem

Summary This infographic describes climate change in the Arctic, some potential impacts on ecosystem functioning, specifically roots and belowground processes. It highlights the importance of studying belowground components of these Arctic ecosystems. For non-specific academic audience. Transcript Climate change is occurring in the Arctic at a rapid rate compared with the rest of the globe. […]

Carbon Infographic Marine & freshwater

Sieradzan, Katie // Global oceans: Source or sink?

Summary Welcome to the fascinating world of the physical oceanography of shelf seas – the foundation that influences many ocean processes! This particular infographic (and the transcript below) is aimed at pupils in key stage 4. While climate change is covered in depth as part of the key stage 4 geography National Curriculum, ocean processes […]

Ecosystems Human interactions Infographic

Sartorius, Andrea // How trace metals distribute throughout ecosystems

Summary I created this infographic for the general adult public to illustrate how trace metals from derelict mines distribute throughout the surrounding ecosystem. Many people live near abandoned mine sites, but are unaware of the potential health risks. Using the current findings of my study, I highlight how trace metals disperse across environments and accumulate […]

Biodiversity Human interactions Infographic

Melvin, Zoe // Living with humans: how disturbance affects the Zanzibar red colobus

Summary This infographic aims to explain the rationale and plan for my PhD research to undergraduate and postgraduate students. I hope that it communicates my research in a simple and visually-appealing way to increase engagement with students within and outside of my institution. It advertises my research and my research group to prospective students. Transcript […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Ecosystems Infographic

Hodgson, Mary // The savanna life planner

Summary The lack of tightly packed trees and subsequent domination of grasses that characterise savannas has traditionally been linked to human deforestation. However, recent research into the frequent grass fuelled fires has begun to answer questions on the origins of savannas. The purpose of this infographic is to aid GCSE Biology students learning about the […]

Biodiversity Forests Infographic

Devenish, Katie // Biodiversity offsets based on avoided loss

Summary This infographic is intended to illustrate the concept of biodiversity offsetting based on avoided loss and how this can contribute towards ensuring No Net Loss of biodiversity results from a development project. It is aimed at introducing the concept, which is relatively complex, to non-experts who have not come across it before. The target […]

Air pollution & contamination Infographic

Clayson, Alison // Exposure from pollutants in soil

Summary This infographic is designed to give A-level students background about the different factors that can influence a pollutant entering the body from soil. It includes soil properties that affect the pollutant’s release from soil and the different exposure pathways a pollutant can enter the body. Specifically, it focuses on the dermal pathway and understanding […]

Infographic Poster Visual abstract

Unpublished entries

In addition to those featured on this site, the following students entered the Envision digital exhibition 2020. These entries have been removed due to results not yet being published: Baines, Oliver // Accounting for geodiversity improves models of pan-arctic productivity change // poster Ford, Helen // Benthic seascape ecology of an oceanic island following mass […]