- Ards Peninsula Muntjac meeting On Wednesday the 16th of October 2013 a public meeting will be held at the Newtonards Town hall from... [more]
- Quercus recruit a new Lamprey ecology and genetics PhD student Quercus recruit a new PhD student, Edith Guilloton, to undertake a 3 year studentship to asses... [more]
On Wednesday the 16th of October 2013 a public meeting will be held at the Newtonards Town hall from 7-9pm to provide information about a Reeve's muntjac survey currently being run by Queen's University, Belfast and Quercus. The survey is being conducted following sightings of muntjac deer within the Mount Stewart estate and this NIEA sponsored survey is being undertaken to determine if it is found elsewhere on the Ards peninsula. Although harmless looking, muntjac pose a risk to Northern Ireland's biodiversity from the damage they can inflict to woodlands. Therefore, NIEA are keen to understand the species distribution and identify areas that might be at risk form this species.
If you want to find out more about the Muntjac deer in Northern Ireland and how Queen's are surveying for this species then please come along on Wednesday night.
Quercus recruit a new PhD student, Edith Guilloton, to undertake a 3 year studentship to assess the distribution and abundance of sea, brook and river lamprey in Northern Ireland. In addition, Edith will aim to resolve the taxonomic and phylogenetic difficulties in differentiating the brook and river lamprey.