Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Islay Expedition 2017: Talk by students from University of Glasgow University next Tuesday 11th July

Next Tuesday evening at 7pm sees the University of Glasgow students giving a talk about their current research expedition to Islay. Join us at the Centre to hear about the research and various projects being carried out on the island. We would love to see a mixture of ages and audiences come along to an evening full of fun facts: topics discussed will include Geological Research, Pollinator Research, Methodological Research on Small Mammals, Research on bird biodiversity in Moorland, Farmland, Woodland and Coastal Habitats, and Community Outreach. 

For almost 80 years, the University of Glasgow has been sending a team of students to conduct research on the diversity of species in remote locations on the western isles of Scotland. In October 2016, the University selected a team of eight students to conduct environmental research between the 2nd of June and 14th of July 2017 on the Isle of Islay. Each displayed a strong passion for environmental change and enthusiasm for the research proposed. Since arriving on the island, team leaders and members have been working hard to ensure the expedition is a success, and their positive relationship with the local populace on Islay is maintained and strengthened.

This year, the expedition aims to establish new research in co-operation with local NGOs and build on existing studies undertaken on previous expeditions to Islay.  More specifically, the expedition will undertake research to enhance local knowledge and understanding of native biodiversity and the threats it may face on the island.

Please join us for what will be a fascinating talk!

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