A Special Visit

Saturday, March 26th 2022

On Friday, students from the London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership were welcomed to the reserve for the morning.  This partnership of eight prestigious research organisations across London is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council. Their aim is to attain new standards of excellence in environmental science research training, and deliver a transformative inter-disciplinary experience for PhD students.  Their PhD programme is focussed on eight key research themes: Biodiversity, Ecology & Conservation, Earth, Atmosphere & Ocean Processes, Environmental Hazards & Pollution, Environmental Physics & Mathematical Modelling, Evolution & Adaptation, Past Life & Environments, Solid Earth Dynamics and Pan-disciplinary studies.

In smaller groups, they enjoyed looking around the Field Centre, a guided walk and a bird ringing demonstration. The weather was superb and highlights for everyone included seeing the huge number of Toads (we have never seen so many) and the Brambling which are still feeding up before their migration back to Scandinavia. This one was amongst eleven caught and ringed over the past two days.

Our sincere thanks to the students who came to visit us on the final day of their Field Trip before heading back to London and to Peter, Elizabeth, Elizabeth (the Second) and Hayley for helping them to make the most of their visit! 


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