At present I am involved in a number of UK-based studies with colleagues from Manchester Metropolitan University working in other disciplines, particularly Dr. Hannah Mossman, Dr. Ian Drew and Dr. Robin Sen. Together we are investigating the microbial ecology of a range of terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Further details regarding these projects will follow in due course.
Our urban river study is progressing, with some interesting results from our undergraduate students who have been involved in the research, albeit with different scientific objectives. The next couple of months should determine whether our hypothesis was right or wrong, so watch this space for updates……..
7th August 2014
This week marked the first data collection and analysis trip by Ian Drew and myself to our urban river study site in Manchester. It took months to plan but we’re finally on the way in what we hope will be a very scientifically interesting and fruitful collaboration. Our project combines expertise in microbial ecology, geography and river restoration and we hope to have our first paper prepared early next year.