Conservation Evolution Behaviour

Ten Days in the Forest – A Diary

by Daniel Walker Day One Waking up at 3am after a restless night (nervous excitement does not help with sleep). I get up, go to the train station, and arrive at Manchester Airport at 5am, to meet the group. After... Continue Reading →


Bird Surveying in Bialowieza

by Daniel Walker Once all fieldwork was obtained we had to listen to our acoustic samples in order to identify all the species we had recorded. It was really surprising how sensitive the recording equipment was, picking up bird song... Continue Reading →

Camera Trapping in the Forest

By Emma Clear I arrived in Bialowieza, Poland, without much of a clue about what specifically I wanted to study; lots of others had ideas on birdsong experiments, small mammal trapping and invertebrate studies. A small group of us had... Continue Reading →

Build up to Białowieża 2015 – 23 days to go!

by Hannah Mossman Bright and (too) early on 12 May, a merry band of five MMU lecturers and 32 MSc students will jet off to the primaeval forests of Bialowieza, Poland. We'll spend nine days studying the ecology, behaviour and... Continue Reading →

Getting our hands dirty – Practical techniques experience in Białowieża Forest, Poland

by Marie Claire Gatt              MSc Bird Conservation 2013-14 Connecting flights, a long coach journey, and a hearty Polish dinner set us – a group of 32 students – at the start of a week-long field trip, with Europe’s last primeval... Continue Reading →

Off to Borth in 25 days!

On the 22nd May, MMU staff and MSc students will travel to Borth, Wales, for a week of ecological surveying techniques, experimental impacts of climate change on bog communities and gas exchange, and small group projects. Stay tuned for updates... Continue Reading →

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