News: October 2013

Can National Parks benefit both people and wildlife?

National Parks, Nature Reserves and other protected areas have existed in some form since the 19th century and now cover some 13% of the global land area, but we don’t fully understand the impact on human populations of devoting such large areas of land to wildlife conservation. A systematic review of the evidence published today (28 October 2013 in Journal Environmental Evidence) suggests that there can be both positive and negative impacts when protected areas are established, but our understanding of how more win-win outcomes for both people and nature can be achieved is limited.

Publication date: 28 October 2013

Testing an effective Anti-bullying programme for Wales

A research centre at Bangor University, which has been instrumental in researching and introducing new and innovative services for children and their families that have been adopted across Wales, is now turning its attention to the problem of school bullying.

Publication date: 23 October 2013

Applications sought for fully-funded research Masters Studentships

Eligible candidates are invited to apply for a full-funded Masters by Research role at the School of Social Sciences at Bangor University.

Publication date: 2 October 2013

Students compete for prestigious KESS Annual Award 2013

The ESF funded KESS (Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship) Project held its Annual Awards Evening at Techniquest in Cardiff Bay on the 12th September, inviting students, academics and companies from across Wales to take part in a research presentation challenge.

The pan-Wales KESS project enables students, academics and companies to work collaboratively on a research project that is tailored to the company’s needs.

Publication date: 2 October 2013