Tag Archives: BEES

UCC Swiftboxes

John O’Halloran gives us the background to the UCC swiftboxes at the School of BEES. Inspired by some photos taken by Derek Mooney in Azerbaijan of Swift nest boxes and the conservation status of this poorly known bird, we decided … Continue reading

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Algarve day 7- Project work By: Katie O’Donovan

So after six long days of work I’m about to set off on my final day in the Algarve, a total scorcher much to my delight. Today is the second day of our project work. The previous day was spent … Continue reading

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Algarve day 7: Project day 2 (by Michael Allshire)

Monday morning brought another sleep in and a second day of work in our project groups. I had chosen to join Dr. John Quinn with the bird study group. We had spent Sunday camped out at the edge of the … Continue reading

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Algarve day 6: Project day 1 (by Aaron Bowen)

Sunday saw us being split into different groups for projects, each led by a staff member who is an expert in their chosen field. Dr. John Quinn took his budding ornithologists for another bird practical.  Dr. Fidelma Butler ran a … Continue reading

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Sea Urchin Tagging – BEES Summer Research Project

BEES student Sarah Long writes about her Summer research project on sea urchins. Every year the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) at UCC awards 10 bursaries to undergraduate students so that they can complete an 8 week … Continue reading

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Millport 2013

The annual fieldtrip to Millport has got off to an interesting start: When the group of thirty four met up at Cork Airport on Monday morning at 9am to travel to the West of Scotland for the Millport Fieldcourse, did … Continue reading

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Algarve Field Course (Part 6): BIRD IS THE WORD!!!

Salgados Brackish Lake First and foremost, I would like to say a big hello to John Quinn’s mammy…you may refer to her as Maureen. She is absolutely blessed to have such a jolly and witty son. Maureen I would like … Continue reading

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Algarve Field Course (Part 5)

Eoghan Griffin continues our series from Portugal. You can also read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 of the series. For 6,000 years the Monchique Mountains have remained relatively untouched from agriculture or industry. The swathes of … Continue reading

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Algarve Field Course (Part 4)

Rebecca Prangnell writes from Portugal. You can catch up with the earlier installements of this series here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. We started the group projects on Sunday and myself and 11 others were in Ruth Ramsay and … Continue reading

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Algarve Field Course (Part 2)

You can see the first part of the 2013 Algarve Blog here. Greetings from the Algarve! Day 2 saw us spending the day at the Salgados sand dunes carrying out habitat surveys and mapping. A haven for avid bird watchers … Continue reading

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