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News: April 2020

forestry@bangor distance learning student recognised in National Forestry competition

Confor, the industry body which represents the forestry and wood sector across the UK, launched a nationwide #TheFutureIsForestry competition in Westminster in June 2019

Publication date: 29 April 2020

Rower scoops international scholarship and University Award

A Bangor University student who has won a globally competed Rowing Scholarship to study in the USA is also to be awarded the University’s main sporting Awards.

Publication date: 27 April 2020

Bangor primatologists to live-tweet flagship BBC series “Primates”

Bangor University’s primatologists eagerly await the launch of a landmark series by the BBC, which they will live-tweet from their homes during the ongoing lockdown.

The new wildlife programmes have been filmed over 2 years by the BBC Natural History Unit and aim to cast a fresh light on the lives of our closest living relatives from around the world, as well as on the conservation challenges they face.

To celebrate this new series and share their passion for primates, three primatologists from Bangor University will be live-tweeting the series as it goes out on BBC One over the next three weeks.

Publication date: 23 April 2020

Monkey teeth fossils hint several extinct species crossed the Atlantic

Most mammal fossils are visually unimpressive: a handful of teeth here and a fragment of bone there. Some are not even enough to identify the species they belonged to. But even a tiny fossil found in the right place can raise some really exciting questions about evolution.

This article by Vivien ShawSchool of Medical Sciences and Isabelle Catherine WinderSchool of Natural Sciences, is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 16 April 2020

Bangor University contributes to global COVID-19 related research

Scientists at Bangor University are joining the global fight against the current COVID-19 pandemic. 
A group of leading academics are to pool their expertise to develop new ways of mass-monitoring levels of SARS-Cov-2, the virus which causes the newly named COVID-19 illness.

Publication date: 3 April 2020

Virtual fieldtrip for Bangor wetland students

Despite the nation-wide lockdown students at Bangor University still managed to go on a fieldtrip around Anglesey recently.

No rules on social distancing were broken though as the fieldtrip was held virtually as part of the university’s move to online teaching during the Coronavirus situation.

The ‘virtual fieldtrip’ was part of a third year module in the School of Natural Sciences, organised by Senior Lecturer, Dr Christian Dunn.

Publication date: 2 April 2020