Research News: September 2011

Bangor team in Marine Parks review in the Caribbean

A team from Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences have been busy in the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean, consulting the public on marine protection to help plan Marine Parks for the future.

Publication date: 28 September 2011

International funding for environmental policies based on weak evidence

Tropical deforestation contributes to climate change, destroys biodiversity and can harm the interests of local people. Community Forest Management (CFM) has been promoted as providing a potential win-win solution (conserving forests while benefitting local communities) and global funders have invested billions of dollars in CFM programmes in developing countries. A study published this week, however, highlights the lack of evidence upon which such investments are made and calls for improved evidence collection in the future.

Publication date: 28 September 2011

Could Disappearance of Arctic Ice signal another cold snap this winter?

Scientists have established a link between the cold, snowy winters in Britain and melting sea ice in the Arctic and have warned that long periods of freezing weather are likely to become more frequent in years to come.

Publication date: 26 September 2011

Climate Change: The Evidence

Prof Bridget Emmett & Dr Clive Walmsley present the latest talks in the Climate Change debate series  on 15 November . The climate change lecture series ends on 29th November with a Public Question Time debate.

Publication date: 20 September 2011

Green light for marine renewables?

Farms of ‘underwater windmills’ could affect how sand moves around our coastal seas, affecting beaches, sand banks and ultimately the risk of flooding, according to Bangor University oceanographer Dr Simon Neill.

Publication date: 15 September 2011

Can plants replace oil derived compounds?

Bangor University is responding to the ever increasing price of oil and the global depletion of fossil fuel supplies by pioneering research into the extraction of useful compounds from every day plants.

Publication date: 9 September 2011

Experience Medieval worship at St Teilo’s Church

Step into the Medieval Church of St Teilo’s next week (Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th  11.30 & 4.00) and you will experience, as closely as possible, the sights and sounds that accompanied our Medieval ancestors at prayer. The rare and unusual services take place at the reconstructed medieval decorated church of St Teilo at St Fagans: National History Museum of Wales.

Publication date: 9 September 2011