Cross working undergraduate projects

Our undergraduate students have been working on a number of projects at Hafod Copper Works in Swansea, compiling a species and habitats list for Swansea Council.  Projects included birds population and distribution, habitat mapping, the effects of mowing on invertebrate abundance, and a study on the protected bladder Campion and common winter green plants which are nationally scarce species.

Additional projects based at Margam park investigated the effects of deer grazing on plants' diversity, the colonisation of newly created ponds (ponds were created by students and staff from the Department in association with the local amphibian conservation group), the impacts of non native species on both native plants and animals.