Tag Archives: plant science

TY2014: Plants can help solve environmental and climate change problems

Sophie Healy-Thow, Kinsale Community School I partook in the BEES Transition Year course to find out if I was sure I wanted to go down the path of science as my career option. I thought the course would give me … Continue reading

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TY2014: “We studied such a wide range of interesting topics”

Hannah Kelleher, Christ King Secondary School, Cork. When I first started this week I really had no idea what it would be like. I didn’t think I would enjoy it at all as much as I have. We studied such … Continue reading

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TY2014: Plants, Harps and Nuclear Power Plants

Róisín Ní Chinnéide, Coláiste an Phiarsaigh The BEES TY programme began on Monday 27th January, where we were introduced to each other and to the course. I didn’t know what to expect from the week so having a few things … Continue reading

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Burren to be wild!

Brendan Hennessy, Cormac O’Mathuna and Patsy McQuinn update us on the recent Burren fieldtrip (AE4012). At the end of September we spent a few days in the Burren Co. Clare – a limestone landscape which is unique in that plants … 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 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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BEES Algarve Field Work 2013 (Part 1)

This week, BEES 3rd year students are completing field-work in the Algarve, Portugal. We’ll have regular updates from them. Here’s the first from Rachel Francoeur: We arrived at Alvor in the beautiful Algarve for our field ecology course on Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Burren Fieldtrip 2012

Rebecca Neal describes the fieldcourse on Landscape Conservation and Management (AE4012) based in The Burren. We spent the first week of term on a fieldtrip to the Burren, Co. Clare. The first day was spent looking at the geology and … Continue reading

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Seaweed extracts could protect against abiotic stress in plants

At the end of a busy news week for BEES, research by a team led by Prof. Peter Jones has been featured in one of Britain’s top farming magazines – Farmers Weekly. The article focuses on work being conducted to … Continue reading

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River Management and Restoration in Spain

Four BEES PhD students (Fergus Mc Auliffe, Ruth Enright, Lucas Jagodzinski and Maria Kirrane) took part in the Erasmus Life Long Learning intensive research program “River Management and Restoration in the Atlantic Arc”. This project took place in Cangas del … Continue reading

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