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2015 NSS Results - Bangor has been ranked 1st in the UK for Forestry and achieved 100% for overall student satisfaction for the 2nd year running!

Publication date: 12 August 2015

Analysis of long-term satellite data reveals the dynamic changes of water bodies over large areas of China

New research published today in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences reports that the abundance of water bodies >1 km2 in China are up to 1.5 times greater than previous estimates. 

Publication date: 3 December 2019

Award recognises excellent work from SENRGy student.

Mary Crossland from Wimbourne, Dorset, and based in the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy)has won the Tilhill Forestry Phil Johnson Memorial Award for Best Silviculture Student 2015/16 with the highest mark for the DDL-4202 Silviculture module achieved by an MSc student in the 2015/16 academic year. 

Publication date: 19 May 2016

Bangor Field Trip features in the CFA Newsletter

CFA Newsletter

Publication date: 1 June 2020

Bangor foresters head to the Italian Alps

Forestry graduates and students from Bangor University experienced high quality alpine forestrt managements when they  visited the Piedmont region of Italy as part of a  recent foreign study tour.

Publication date: 1 July 2019

Bangor foresters in Westminister

Five Bangor University foresters were privileged to be invited to join other students, forestry professionals, Members of Parliament and forest industry representatives and experts to mark the  recent launch of a national Confor #TheFutureIsForestry competition.

Publication date: 28 June 2019

Bangor Student Awarded Tilhill Phil Johnson Memorial Award for Best Silviculture Student

Publication date: 2 October 2015

Bangor top for student satisfaction and highest for forestry in latest league table

The publication of the 2017 Complete University Guide provides yet further recognition of the quality of the teaching and learning at Bangor University in the subject area of “Agriculture and Forestry”.

Publication date: 6 May 2016

Bangor University: learning and growing with Woodland Heritage

Two leading forestry experts return to Bangor University on Tuesday, 15th March at 7.30pm to speak to Bangor Forestry Students Association (BFSA) about their exciting and varied career paths to-date, as well as about the many links between Bangor University and the charity Woodland Heritage.

Publication date: 4 March 2016

Bangor University social event in Zambia for past and present students

Dr Fergus Sinclair, Senior Lecturer in Agroforestry in the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy) at Bangor University and Science Domain Leader at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), recently hosted a cocktail party for Bangor University alumni and current students in Copperbelt Region of Zambia.

Publication date: 16 December 2015

Bangor University social events in Ghana and Uganda for past and present students

SENRGy staff recently hosted two successful events for Bangor University alumni and current and prospective students in Ghana and Uganda. 

Publication date: 17 August 2015

Blazing a new trail into the forestry profession

Bangor student Jim Wright who is studying MSc Forestry (distance learning), currently registered on the programme at Bangor University, started the course in order to change career, after working in a variety of different industries. 

Publication date: 3 December 2019

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission funds 10 MSc Tropical Forestry scholarships at Bangor University

Following an extremely competitive bidding process against other top UK universities, Bangor University’s School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy) has been awarded 10 scholarships for its MSc Tropical Forestry (distance-learning) beginning in September 2016.

Publication date: 10 March 2016

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission scholarships available for MSc Tropical Forestry at Bangor University. Apply now!

Bangor University has secured 10 Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) scholarships to award to exceptional international scholars to study MSc Tropical Forestry (distance-learning) starting in September 2020. 

Publication date: 25 February 2020

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission supports 15 MSc Tropical Forestry (distance learning) Scholarships

Publication date: 4 March 2014

Congratulations to all our graduates

Very well done to all this year's graduates!

We will be proud to enter your name & those of all your fellow @BFSA_forestry 2020 finalists into the hallowed Bangor University 'tome': a record of all who have graduated from our undergraduate forestry programmes since 1922.

Publication date: 28 June 2020

Could willow be the answer to better lamb growth?

New research has shown willow trees could be used to optimise production in lambs because it has particularly high concentrations of cobalt and zinc. 

Publication date: 8 January 2020

Could willow be the answer to better lamb growth?

A Woodland Trust media release

New research has shown willow trees could be used to optimise production in lambs because it has particularly high concentrations of cobalt and zinc.

The study sampled leaves from three native deciduous species – willow, alder and oak – from three sites across the UK and analysed their mineral, energy and protein content.

Publication date: 24 January 2020

Dragons are a hit with Kenya alumni!

On the 21st November 2016, with support from the International Education Centre, staff from the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy) hosted an event at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)in Nairobi for Kenyan alumni, current and prospective students to share stories, network and to hear about recent developments at Bangor University.

Publication date: 23 November 2016

Ethiopian ‘Church Forests’ are a crucial resource deserving of world heritage status

Nearly all of the natural forest cover has been lost in the highlands of Ethiopia, except for small areas of sacred forest surrounding the many individual churches of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church.

The first study to assess the conservation value of these forests has shown that the Ethiopian ‘church forests’, as they are known, play a crucial role in the protection of many species in this global biodiversity hotspot. Although these forests are managed individually, together they form an important network of habitats spread right over the vast area of the central and northern highlands of Ethiopia.

Publication date: 7 March 2016

Forest researchers from around the world gather in Bangor!

The School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography played host to the annual conference of the Forests, Nature and Society (FONASO) consortium last week.

Publication date: 26 May 2015

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

Forestry careers promoted by Bangor University in The Times.

Publication date: 31 May 2016

Forestry education under Covid-19

Read the article here.

Publication date: 27 May 2020

Forestry-related postgraduate programmes at Bangor University – new developments for 2015.

Last year, Bangor University celebrated its 110th anniversary of teaching forestry, providing an ideal opportunity to reflect on this legacy and to look ahead at what will be the same, and what will be different over the next century.

Publication date: 12 March 2015

Fully funded PhD studentship - Investigating the impact of shelterbelts and livestock behaviour on landscape hydrology and biogeochemistry

Publication date: 14 July 2015

How forests recover rapidly on logging roads in the Congo Basin

Large areas of tropical forest worldwide are used for selective logging which requires extensive road networks to access trees harvested for timber. It is well documented that building roads into intact forest can have consequences for forest ecosystems. This is because they lead to fragmentation and facilitate access for people which can lead to long-term forest degradation or deforestation.

This article by John Healey, Professor of Forest Sciences, Bangor University and Fritz Kleinschroth, PhD Graduate and Researcher at CIRAD, Bangor University was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 6 June 2016

Huge ecosystems could collapse in less than 50 years – new study

We know that ecosystems under stress can reach a point where they rapidly collapse into something very different. The clear water of a pristine lake can turn algae-green in a matter of months. In hot summers, a colourful coral reef can soon become bleached and virtually barren. And if a tropical forest has its canopy significantly reduced by deforestation, the loss of humidity can cause a shift to savanna grassland with few trees.

This article by John Dearing, Professor of Physical Geography, University of SouthamptonGreg Cooper, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Development, Environment and Policy, SOAS, University of London, and Simon Willcock, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Geography, Bangor University is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 11 March 2020

Investigating why oak trees are dying is helping scientists understand how infectious diseases work

British oak trees are under threat from a disease known as Acute Oak Decline. Mainly affecting mature trees, it can kill them within four to five years of symptoms appearing. However, while researchers like myself have been looking into what causes it, and trying to find a way to prevent it, our work has been hindered in part by the fact that we have to follow a set of scientific rules known as Koch’s postulates.

This article by James Doonan, Postdoctoral Research Officer, School of Natural Sciences is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

Publication date: 14 January 2019

Lectureship ( Assistant Professorship ) in Forest Science / Forestry

Publication date: 14 July 2015

Lectureship (Assistant Professorship) in Forest Science / Forestry

Publication date: 14 July 2015

MSc Tropical Forestry at Bangor University receives a further 10 scholarships from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

Bangor University’s School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy) has once again been successful in gaining 10 fully-funded scholarships for its MSc Tropical Forestry (distance-learning) beginning in September 2017.

Publication date: 17 March 2017

New study models the proposed reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx to Scotland

Experts have used an innovative approach to model the proposed reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx to Scotland.

Researchers used state-of-the-art tools to help identify the most suitable location for lynx reintroduction in Scotland – and how this choice might affect the size of a population and its expansion over subsequent decades. Significantly, they believe their model will inform and enhance decision-making around large carnivore reintroductions worldwide.

Publication date: 29 March 2019

PhD student wins prize at International Conference

Bangor University PhD researcher Anita Weissflog has been awarded a prize for the best poster presentation at a prestigious international Conference.

Anita, who is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council through the Envision Doctoral Training Partnership, for her PhD at Bangor University’s School of Natural Sciences, is researching the role of soil fungi on the regrowth of tropical forests after disturbance.

Publication date: 30 August 2019

Prestigious scholarships awarded for MSc Tropical Forestry at Bangor University. Apply now!

Following an extremely competitive bidding process against other top UK universities, Bangor University’s School of Natural Sciences (SNS) has been awarded 10 scholarships for its MSc Tropical Forestry (distance-learning). These scholarships are for exceptional scholars wishing to begin their studies in September 2019.

Publication date: 14 February 2019

SENRGy graduates providing valuable local agroecological knowledge training in South America

In collaboration with Bangor University, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) recently held an Agroecological Knowledge Toolkit (AKT) training course at its Peruvian Amazon Office in Pucallpa.

Publication date: 20 October 2014

Strong recognition for Agriculture, Forestry & Environmental Science at Bangor University in latest world university rankings.

The latest QS Top Universities rankings have seen Bangor University rated in the top 200 universities in the World in three subject areas. 

Publication date: 23 March 2016

Student volunteers plant hundreds of trees in Snowdonia

Students from Bangor University have planted hundreds of trees as part of an exciting wildlife project with a tourism business in Snowdonia.

The group, from the Bangor Forestry Students’ Association (BFSA), hope the new trees will improve the landscape of the world-famous Ogwen Valley, near Bethesda.

Publication date: 10 December 2018

The Amazon rainforest could be gone within a lifetime

Large ecosystems, such as the Amazon rainforest, will collapse and disappear alarmingly quickly, once a crucial tipping point is reached, according to calculations based on real-world data.

Writing in Nature Comms (10.1038/s41467-020-15029-x), researchers from Bangor University, Southampton University and The School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, reveal the speed at which ecosystems of different sizes will disappear, once they have reached a point beyond which they collapse – transforming into an alternative ecosystem.

Publication date: 10 March 2020

The most decorated BSc Forestry graduates for a generation?

This July saw witnessed some of the best degree results for a generation from the BSc Forestry degrees at Bangor University. We celebrate the achievements of all our students, regardless of their degree class, here we highlight two graduates who deserved special mention.

Publication date: 31 October 2019

Top placements with Natural Resources Wales for three exceptional Bangor forestry students

Three Bangor University students have secured 12-month placements with Natural Resources Wales (NRW) as part of their BSc Forestry (with sandwich placement) degrees. They will get the chance to find out what NRW’s approach to the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (SMNR) is all about.

Publication date: 1 May 2020

Tree diseases in forests: prevention is better than cure

New tree diseases are spreading to woodlands in Britain at an increasing rate causing greater damage to sustainable production of timber and the many other benefits that we get from our woods.  This is a particular concern given the Government’s commitment to a rapid increase in the area of woodland.  We don’t want to plant millions of trees that simply succumb to disease.  

Researchers in the Universities of Bangor, Strathclyde, Cambridge, Glasgow and Warwick, as well as the James Hutton Institute, have just published a full formal review of all the published evidence from around the temperate world about which options for forest management are most effective against tree diseases (Frontiers of Forestry & Global Change 3:7. doi: 10.3389/ffgc.2020.00007).  This has shown that measures taken after a pathogen has invaded a forest (such as felling diseased trees or those susceptible to infection) may only slow the spread of disease within the forest.  They rarely stop it.  Therefore, much the best approach would be to increase effective quarantine to reduce the rate of spread of new pathogens to a country or region, but this rarely seems to work.  The spores of many pathogens, such as that causing ash dieback disease, can travel far blown by the wind.

Publication date: 10 February 2020

Tree Sparks goes from strength to strength

An eco-awareness company set-up by a Forestry student following a period of ill-health has been given a seal of approval from an influential business network in the region.

Publication date: 4 October 2018

Tropical Forestry (International Commonwealth Scholarship)

Applicants who do not apply directly to the CSC cannot be considered for a CSC scholarship on MSc Tropical Forestry (distance learning). 

In order to be considered for nomination for a CSC scholarship, you must apply directly to the CSC. 

Publication date: 14 February 2019

Tropical forests’ carbon sink is already rapidly weakening

Dr Simon Willcock, a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Geography at Bangor University’s School of Natural Sciences is an expert in tropical landscapes and the benefits people receive from them. He contributed to a major piece of research, published today. He collected and provided data from Tanzanian rainforests, as well as collaborating with the manuscript preparation.

Publication date: 4 March 2020

Turning literature into reality - tales from a Bangor University MSc Tropical Forestry summer school in Ghana.

In the summer of 2015, 29 students (from 15 different countries) on the MSc Tropical Forestry (distance learning) programme at Bangor University embarked on a unique and shared learning experience, culminating in an intensive two week residential summer school in the forests of Ghana. 

Publication date: 19 October 2015

Two SENRGy distance-learning students attend EuroCoppice Training School in Germany

Training Schools are one element of COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Actions, which are bottom-up science and technology networks initiated through a range of workshops, conferences, training schools, short-term scientific missions (STSMs), and dissemination activities.

Publication date: 27 July 2016

Two SENRGy students awarded The Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award 2016!

Nicholas Hill (MSc Environmental Forestry, 2015)  and Ellinor Dobie, (currently in year 2 of BSc Forestry) have been awarded the prestigious Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award 2016.

Publication date: 12 April 2016

UK Gov’s Environment Minister visits Bangor University

Bangor University’s School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography hosted a visit by Dr Thérèse Coffey MP recently, who took part in roundtable discussions with staff and students involved in the school’s forestry programmes.

Publication date: 20 October 2017

Where can a BSc Forestry degree from Bangor University take you?

Bangor University has been teaching forestry for 115 years and over this period has built up extensive links across academia and industry, both nationally and globally. 

Publication date: 6 November 2019