Tag Archives: ecology

Sea Turtle Protection in Greece: BEES Work Experience

by Sammy Ball After spending 62 days working with Archelon- The Sea Turtle protection society of Greece- on the beautiful island of Zakynthos, I can honestly say that I have had the experience of my life. The organisation deals primarily … Continue reading

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Great Tit Project by Will O’Shea

Great tits are one of the most common bird species found in Ireland. As regular visitors to garden feeders, their scientific importance can easily be overlooked. For my PhD, I’m using great tits to investigate the impact that certain behavioural … 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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ALGARVE DAY 2: HABITAT MAPPING (by Enya O’Reilly)

I can’t remember the last time I checked the forecast so often willing the weather to change and luckily it did not disappoint. Within 2 hours of landing in the Salgados, the sun burst through the cloud leaving us with … Continue reading

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ALGARVE DAY 1: THE ROCKY SHORE (by Sammy Ball)

Hello, I’m Sammy, a third year Zoology student taking the AE3013 Ecology Field Course to the Algarve. For the second day of the module we went down to Armoreira Beach to study rocky shore ecology.  Everyone was trying to find … Continue reading

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TY2014: The week that changed my life

Laura Coleman, St. Aloysius School, Sharman Crawford Street My week at the BEES Programme for TY students was a very useful experience as it gave me excellent insight into the life of a scientist and how environmental science contributes to … 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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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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