Category Archives: Research Blogs

Landscape Ecology Research

Congratulations are due to CWAC PhD student Jess Neumann, whose paper “The compositional and configurational heterogeneity of matrix habitats shape woodland carabid communities in wooded-agricultural landscapes” was published today in the Journal of Landscape Ecology. Supervised by Dr. Graham Holloway in … Continue reading

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Woodland Invertebrate Research

It’s the start of another field season, and I’ve been busily helping some of our MSc students get started with their projects as well as launching into another phase of data collection for my PhD. With the aid of two … Continue reading

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“It’s a feast or a famine with those buses, you wait half an hour and then 5 come at once, it’s a joke!” Ah yes, the wise words of my mother, spoken countless times throughout my teenage years, university years … Continue reading

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MSc Projects & Placements

The School of Biological Sciences here at the University of Reading runs two MSc courses broadly within wildlife conservation and ecology: MSc Wildlife Management & Conservation and MSc Species Identification and Survey Skills (which has a special focus on ecological … Continue reading

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Anthrenus angustefasciatus: A species new to Britain!

ORIGINALLY POSTED JUNE 5TH 2014 I’m in the second year of fieldwork for a PhD project looking at novel sampling methods for landscape ecology. One of the methods we’re assessing involves hand searching for beetles and bugs on flowering umbellifers … Continue reading

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PhD Research Abroad: Birds in Rice Fields of the Philippines

ORIGINALLY POSTED JUNE 9TH 2014 PhD student Richard Smedley shares some thoughts on studying overseas and his work with rice farmers in the Philippines. “If you are from England, and they don’t grow rice, why bother?” I have to admit, … Continue reading

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