Posts in "Fieldwork"

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Bioenergy from Miscanthus

I model projections of bioenergy crop yield and energy, carbon capture, and environmental impacts, and in the last year myself and Astley Hastings have published three papers on Miscanthus x giganteus as a bioenergy crop. What I have discovered is that in England miscanthus is a robust bioenergy crop against…

Published by The School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen

In the Heat of the Heather

When I mention that my PhD is in wildfire ecology, most people immediately ask if I study the fires in Australia or California. I am often met with surprise when I reply that I study Scottish wildfires and that there are in fact plenty of wildfires here. While these fires…

Published by The School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen

Happy World Soil Day!

The astronomer Carl Sagan famously said that “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff.” But while…

Published by The School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen

The Mighty Moth: Reversing the Reputation

Moths get a bad reputation as the dull brown insects that devour our winter jumpers. In fact, they are an extremely diverse and colourful group.There are approximately 2500 species of moths in the UK (only 5 of these will feed on our clothing!. They play key roles in our ecosystems,…

Published by The School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen

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