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In November 2013 Dr Neil Pickles and colleagues from Biological Sciences attended the Times Higher Education Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Neil was shortlisted for one of the evening’s most prestigious awards – Most Innovative Teacher of the Year 2013.
In July 2013 a group of Biological Sciences students travelled to Egypt to assess the coral reef systems along the coast of the Red Sea.
Four University of Chester students have done surveys of bats along the Shropshire Union canal this summer for their final year undergraduate dissertations.
Limestone pavements are special habitats which have protection under European law; The Habitats directive. They are special for their flora and fauna. Professor Cynthia Burek has spearheaded this research since 1996 and is about to appear on BBC1 talking about the Malham Cove limestone pavement in the Yorkshire Dales on a series on National Parks.
The Scottish wildcat is Britain’s rarest mammal with less than 400 remaining. The species is heading for imminent extinction, primarily due to hybridisation with feral, domestic cats.