Oxford Long-Term Ecology Lab

Long-Term Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, and Environmental Stewardship Technologies



 

DPhil candidate Anna Lee-Jones was awarded a loan of spectroscopy equipment from the NERC Field Spectroscopy Facility in their allocation for spring/summer 2022:

My application to loan high resolution reflectance spectroscopy and fluorometry field equipment was approved by the FSF steering group earlier this month and prioritised for funding. The equipment will be used this summer in my ozone experiment in the Bangor growth domes to monitor how ozone damage can be detected at the leaf level using spectroscopy. Next growth season we plan to take our findings out into the field in mature trees, perhaps making use of the FSF’s UAV mounted spectrometers to survey whole canopies for ozone damage. The FSF support all kinds of environmental research and help investigators to collect and analyse spectroscopic data from a wide range of field settings, from volcanic islands to under water observations. I look forward to working with their enthusiastic team and learning from their expertise.

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January 31, 2022

Spectroscopy Equipment Award

  DPhil candidate Anna Lee-Jones was awarded a loan of spectroscopy equipment from the NERC Field Spectroscopy Facility in their allocation for spring/summer 2022: My application to loan high resolution reflectance spectroscopy ... Continue reading

October 26, 2021

Cymru Collaborations

Last weekend Anna Lee-Jones, NERC DPhil student in the OXLEL group, traveled to the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) site in Bangor, Wales to discuss an experimentation collaboration with ... Continue reading

June 30, 2021

Government policy and targets insufficient to stem the tide of UK biodiversity loss

Professor Kathy Willis gave oral evidence as an expert witness to the Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) inquiry into the the protection and enhancement of biodiversity and ecosystems in the ... Continue reading

June 11, 2021

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OxLEL was delighted to host Dr Eleanor Tew as guest speaker at our weekly lab meeting on the 11th of June. Dr Tew is the national Natural Capital and Resilience ... Continue reading

April 19, 2021

New randomised control trial of the smartphone Humbug acoustic monitoring system starting this week in Tanzania

This Friday (23rd April 2021) a randomised controlled trial (RCT) aiming to understand use and uptake of the smartphone HumBug acoustic monitoring system will begin with 148 participants recruited from ... Continue reading