Volunteers Required: Experiencing Nature in the Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere Reserve (updated version)

The University of Brighton is currently looking for volunteers for a pilot case study of people who love nature and are currently living in the Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere Reserve (BLDBR).

This study will investigate love for nature as expressed by different types of people living in Brighton and Hove, Lewes, Newhaven, Shoreham, Southwick and Telscombe.
The study investigates why urban citizens get involved in nature based activities (e.g. hiking, wild swimming, kayaking, fishing, cycling, gardening etc.) and why they decide to live and work in these towns.

We are also interested in speaking with a range of actors involved in the management of the BLDBR. Please see details on the flyer for more information.

If you want to know more about the Biopshere Reserve: see links below.

https://www.thelivingcoast.org.uk

https://biophilicurbanism572295449.wordpress.com

Adora Udechukwu

MPhil./Ph.D. Candidate

University of Brighton

School of Environment and Technology

Cockcroft Building Rm 607

 

“Natural Flood Management – Understanding the complex processes involved”

Testing piping and erosion processes in managed realignment sites through a newly designed apparatus – Dr Heidi Burgess and  Florence Van Vaerenbergh

Managed realignment is a relatively new scheme of coastal defence, aiming to use natural environments to protect our coastlines and reduce the maintenance cost of hard defences. Research so far has focused on vegetation development and sediment transport processes to assess the success of given schemes at reproducing an intertidal habitat. There is however very little information on the impact of exposing a previously protected ground to tidal cycles on the erosion processes and the formation of drainage channels through piping.

For my final year project, I am using an entirely new apparatus which is based on previous Read More