Charles Sutherland Scholarships awarded

Charles Sutherland Scholarships awarded

Two of our masters students, Peter Horvath and Laura Young, have won £500 scholarships to support their research projects.

Peter Horvath, a student in our MSc Ecology and Environmental Sustainability, is investigating the risks of wind turbines to hen harriers in Perthshire.

He is working with staff in the school and the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds).

This endowed scholarship recognizes outstanding postgraduate student research projects that are related to the environment.

Peter is pictured here at the Griffin wind farm in Perthshire.

Laura Young is on our MSc Environmental Science programme and is investigating the impacts of applying the residues from a biomass burner as fertiliser on grazing land.

The residues can be beneficial as they enrich the soil in phosphorous and potassium and raise the pH, however, they can also be toxic to the animals that graze the field and affect seed germination rates.

Here she is preparing to take soil pore water samples from a greenhouse experiment.

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