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News and events from the Centre for Aquatic Environments

News from the Brown Gold (BG) project

Centre for Aquatic Environments researchers Prof. James Ebdon and Dr Diogo Trajano Gomes da Silva are involved in an exciting Global Challenges Research Funded (GCRF) project led by Prof. Lyla Mehta from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at Sussex University. The project “Towards Brown Gold” seeks to re-imagine sanitation in rapidly urbanising areas in…

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Visit to the Centre for Aquatic Environments by Government of Bangladesh Delegation

The Centre for Aquatic Environments was delighted to host a senior delegation from the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of Bangladesh, on 9th February 2022 to build cooperation and share international best practice in water-related research and teaching. Centre members were able to show the delegates our laboratories and other facilities, and there was particular…

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World Wetlands Day 2nd February and World Seagrass Day 1st March 2022

Raising public awareness on the importance of seagrass meadows is central to efforts in the protection and conservation of seagrass meadows worldwide. The international seagrass research and conservation community, together with the undersigned, call on the United Nations to declare a World Seagrass Day to recognize the importance of seagrass meadows to the health and…

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EvoFlood Project new website

NERC EVOFLOOD project website has launched today see link for further details Professor Phil Ashworth is part of the investigation team  

Photograph of award ceremony, Professor Chris Joyce shaking hands with presenter

Honorary Doctorate for Centre Director

  Professor Chris Joyce was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by the Estonian University of Life Sciences for “exceptional service to the University”.   Chris, who is Director of the Centre for Aquatic Environments at the University of Brighton, was cited by the Estonian University as “an internationally recognised scientist and expert in the field of…

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GY551 Sustainable Futures fieldtrip 11 November 2021 by Dr Mary Gearey

Professor Becky Elmshirst and Dr Mary Gearey  from the Centre for Aquatic Environments took GY551 Sustainable Futures students to Shoreham Port Authority (SPA) today to discuss all things sustainable.  They learnt about wind turbines providing green energy for on-site commercial operations, SPA led projects to support environmental conservation and ‘mini rewilding’ including butterfly banks and…

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Landscape photograph of salt marsh wetland area

Saltmarsh Restoration Manual – available now!

Dr. Heidi Burgess a member of the Centre for Aquatic Environments is one of the contribution authors to Saltmarsh Restoration Handbook (UK & Ireland) which was launched on Friday 5th November 2021 at the at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), Glasgow 2021. Saltmarshes are an extremely important environment for the…

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Welcome to Joe Agate, a new PhD student in the Centre for Aquatic Environments

Please give a warm welcome to Joe Agate as he embarks on his Environment Agency funded PhD project ‘Development of novel methods for monitoring the evolution of coastal wetlands following disturbance’. Joe has only just started but has been out in the field already collecting data with his supervisors Dr Ray Ward, Professor Chris Joyce…

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Welcome to Graihagh Guille, a new PhD student and member of the Centre for Aquatic Environments

We would like to give a warm welcome to a new member of the Centre for Aquatic Environments. Graihagh Guille today embarks on a PhD titled “Bioaccumulation and synergistic effects of chronic pesticide pollution on aquatic organisms – impact on the community structure”, with support from supervisors; Dr Sarah Purnell, Dr Corina Ciocan and Dr Nic…

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