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News: February 2013

How much protection is enough?

Protection of marine areas from fishing increases density and biomass of fish and invertebrates (such as lobster and scallops) finds a systematic review published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Environmental Evidence. The success of a protected area was also dependent on its size and on how it was managed, however even partial protection provides significant ecological  benefits.

Publication date: 28 February 2013

Identifying Reptiles at Risk

Dr Anita Malhotra of Bangor University's School of Biological Sciences is one of 200 leading reptile experts who has co-authored a paper assessing the extinction risk of 1,500 randomly selected reptiles from across the globe.

Publication date: 27 February 2013

First ever Bangor University prestigious 125th anniversary research scholarship completed

Marco Giudici, 29, from Milan, recently completed his 125th anniversary research scholarship in History. Marco, who now lives in Hitchin, Hertforshire, is the first to complete one of the 125th anniversary research scholarships from Bangor University.

Introduced to mark the 125th Anniversary of Bangor University, the Anniversary Research Scholarships are part of the University’s programme of postgraduate expansion. They aim to attract outstanding students who wish to study in this dynamic and research focused university.

Publication date: 26 February 2013

"Seren" on Bangor's Polar Symposium

Publication date: 20 February 2013

Bangor academic invited to launch new seminar series on the Cashless Society

Bangor Business School’s Professor Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo was invited to launch a new series of seminars on the subject of ‘Entrepreneurial Opportunities and the Cashless Society’ as part of the Glasgow Business History Seminar Series, a joint venture between business historians located in Strathclyde Business School and the University of Glasgow.

Publication date: 19 February 2013

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Teaching & Research - 2 posts)

The School of Psychology at Bangor University is seeking to appoint candidates with significant early-career potential, or established track record of research excellence, in any area of Psychology.

Publication date: 19 February 2013

GPs refer Eighty per cent of suspected Cancers after two visits

MORE THAN eighty per cent of patients suspected of having cancer are being referred by their GP in the first two consultations, with more than half being sent to see a specialist at the first appointment, according to new research published in the British Journal of Cancer today (Friday).

Publication date: 8 February 2013

Bank Mergers Can Spoil Your Savings: research by Bangor Business School academic wins ‘Best Paper’ award

UK bank and building society mergers do not benefit their customers. Research measuring how interest rates and the range of services provided to depositors change after bank mergers has just been awarded a ‘Best Paper’ award.

Publication date: 7 February 2013

£1m EU boost for pilot project to exploit behaviour change research for industry

Deputy Minister for European Programmes, Alun Davies, has announced £1m EU funding for a pilot project that will pioneer cutting-edge research to help businesses develop new products, processes or services.

Publication date: 1 February 2013

All-Wales project to increase technology transfer between Welsh universities and business

 A new initiative to transfer more of Wales’ cutting-edge university research into business to help boost Wales’ economy and build an ‘innovation culture’ has received a funding boost from the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW).

Publication date: 1 February 2013