Evaluating impacts of historic mining on sediment quality in the coastal zone, this project brings a cross-disciplinary collaboration between EU universities (University of Plymouth, UK and University of Basque Country, Spain), opening opportunities of new collaborative research.
The central goal of the IMIXSED Project (Integrating isotopic techniques with Bayesian modelling for improved assessment and management of global sedimentation problems) is to marry together the strengths of isotopic sediment tracer technology in the EU, with ecological source apportionment models developed by US scientists, to deliver a powerful tool to combat threats to global food and water security.
'Jali ardhi' - 'Care for the Land' project
The Jali ardhi project is evaluating the impact of soil erosion on both the environmental and social wellbeing of communities in East Africa. The project aims to (a) evidence the need for land management adaption and (b) map out potential behavioural changes and how these can be embedded in the design and implementation of soil conservation and restoration strategies.
Celtic Connections and Crannogs
This three year, AHRC funded project is being led by Dr Nicki Whitehouse here at Plymouth University, with Dr Kim Davies as PDRA. The project sets out to re-examine crannogs as both a cultural and environmental phenomenon that link Iron Age and Medieval communities of SW Scotland and N Ireland.