|John Randall and Fran Dansie, from the Friends of Ham Woods, Malcolm
Allen, from The Woodland Trust, and |
Alison Smith, from Plymouth University at Ham Woods at the launch of the Plymouth Woodland Project.
Alison herself has recently started a PhD with Paul Ramsay on woodland monitoring in Plymouth and rural Devon. An important part of her PhD involves the use of sophisticated scientific monitoring to refine the methods that could be used by citizen scientists in the future.
It is anticipated that undergraduate students on our courses will have the opportunity to help out with the project and some will be able to do their own research work as part of the wider Plymouth Woodland Project.
You can read more on the grant and project launch in an article from the Plymouth Herald here.
Incidentally,the University was awarded more than £600,000 last year by the Heritage Lottery and Big Lottery Funds, as part of the The Parks for People programme, to restore Drake's Reservoir as a city landmark. More on this project here.