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Plant Science London Field Trip – Part 3

by Michael Rochards (APB3) One of the world’s largest agrochemical, seed, and biotechnological companies, Syngenta, is a diverse active site with cross functionality. After tea and biscuits, we were introduced to the company by the biologist Jim Morton, who after … Continue reading

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Plant Science London Field Course – Part 2

Day Two by Bianca Govi (APB3) Today we took a trip to Sussex to complete our tour of Kew by visiting Wakehurst Place. The site is unique in that it houses in-situ and ex-situ conservation efforts, and boasts the highest … Continue reading

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Plant Science London Field Course

Day One by Calum Sweeney (APB3) The day started with a tour of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew (RBG Kew)and their herbarium. The herbarium contains 7 million specimens of approximately 140,000 plant species. Jurriaan de Vos guided us through the … Continue reading

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Millport Fieldtrip ZY4020

By Ciara Sexton (Zoology 4) The Temperate Marine Biology Fieldtrip to Millport was an excellent course. The variety of marine biology that we were able to study in such close proximity was great. We were taken out on a research … Continue reading

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Algarve 2016 – Day Three

The first exercise of the day was a behavioural study of Fiddler Crabs, Uca tangeri. This involved getting up to be at the seashore for shortly after 9 AM. You would think that a clear blue sky, sunny day in … Continue reading

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MSc Marine Biology fieldtrip to Millport

Phrase of the trip: ‘There’s a schmell a whelk!’; meaning, there is an aroma similar to that of dog whelks in this region/from this person. Sarah Long reports on the MSc Marine Biology fieldtrip to Millport. The MSc Marine Biology … Continue reading

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Algarve Field Trip- Day2- Monchique Trip

by David Murphy We set off at 9, bright eyed and bushy tailed. We made our way towards the Monchique mountain. We took many stops as we travelled up the mountain whilst receiving talks on the culture and development of … Continue reading

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Algarve Field Trip – Day 1 – Rocky Shore Diversity and Saltmarsh

By Mary Kate Bolger After spending 20 minutes convincing ourselves that we were, in fact, in Portugal and not in Ireland on a rainy day we set off for our first day of field work. We arrived at the rocky … Continue reading

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Millport field course by Gavin Arneill

After our 6 days at the FSC marine research centre in Millport, I think it’s fair to say all fifteen of us students that went really enjoyed ourselves. Leaving Cork on Tuesday morning, we landed in Glasgow international airport after … 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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