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PhD Opportunity at Coventry University

Monday, October 8, 2018

Putting Biodiversity back Together: Processes controlling the re-assembly of Ecosystems

Coventry University has been voted ‘Modern University of the Year’ three times running by The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide. Ranked in the UK’s top 15 (Guardian University Guide), we have a global reputation for high quality teaching and research with impact. Almost two-thirds (61%) of our research was judged ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.


Forests Serve as Freshwater Infrastructure

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Natural infrastructure

Water management that integrates natural features reduces costs and increases benefits, but integrated approaches are not yet standard practice. Rather than restoring degraded headwaters and the services they provide, spending continues to focus on traditional infrastructure to solve water problems with little consideration of alternatives.

Scientists using drones to monitor water quality

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Scientists are trialling the use of drones and in situ technologies to monitor water quality.

The project, called the Multiscale Observation Networks for Optical Monitoring of Coastal waters, Lakes and Estuaries (MONOCLE), is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme and will work in tandem with the satellite earth observation techniques which are also being used to provide water quality data.

Invitation to Contribute Methodologies That Account for Biodiversity Impacts &/or Dependencies Within Natural Capital Assessments

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Natural Capital Coalition (NCC) is looking for methodologies for producing a tool to help decision-making for businesses.

NCC is running a project with the Cambridge Conservation Initiaitive, a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and leading biodiversity-focused conservation organisations, to strengthen the way in which the Natural Capital Protocol addresses biodiversity.