Irvine Ranch Conservancy, California - $8,000 stipend/bursary
A habitat restoration project that would examine patterns of biodiversity in and out of restored plots or in restored areas of different ages. This could also include looking at sets of data collected over time, so biodiversity patterns could be examined over time or before and after disturbances such as fire and drought.
Trees for Life - £4,000 bursary
Possible projects include deforestation on islands, projects focusing on disease, fungus, etc.
Jersey Heritage - £4,000 bursary
How Jersey geodiversity impacts biodiversity, species distribution and ecosystem change.
Abundance and distribution of shrews in Jersey (Jersey Biodiversity Centre) - £2,500 bursary
Jersey is the only location in the British Isles that is home to both the Millet’s Shrew Sorex coronatus and the lesser white-toothed shrew Crocidura suaveolens. Both species have been trapped as part of Island monitoring plans (in 2000 and 2014) as well as in consultant surveys and research studies. The capture rates of both of these species however is low and further research is required to understand the habitat preference and abundance of these species in Jersey. There is also the opportunity to investigate whether there is competitive exclusion between the two species.
Bats in Jersey’s urban environment (Jersey Bat Group) - £2,500 bursary
Jersey is home to up to 18 species of bats comprising a mix of species commonly found in the UK and more continental species such as the grey long eared bat Plecotus austriacus and Kuhls pipistrelle Pipistrellus kuhlii.
Whereas there are Island wide (iBats and JbatS) and targeted bat surveys (Jersey Bat Group) within Jersey, relatively little is known about bats in urban areas. Working with known roost and bat rescue locations, you will survey the Island’s capital using bat detectors (passive and active) and will utilise ‘citizen science’ in a bat-spotting campaign. You will undertake a desk study assessing the light pollution, tree densities and housing stocks in St Helier to assess whether any of these factors correlate with numbers and densities of bat activity and roost location.
In order to receive a bursary candidates must:
Apply for the course
Be given an offer
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