Welcome to the blog of the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at the University of Northampton. This will keep you up to date with both student and staff activities.

The Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences includes staff with interests in biological sciences, conservation, ecology, environmental sciences, environmental statistics, geography and waste management. We offer a range of degree programmes and have a number of postgraduate research students. For more information about studying with us please visit http://www.northampton.ac.uk/.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Pollinators and land use internship

Gilles Jean-Louis, an MSc Environmental Science student at University Koblenz-Landau in Germany, has joined the department on a 5-month internship to help on a postgraduate research project on pollinators and land use. Gilles is skilled in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and is currently mapping hedgerows to help test whether hedgerows act as corridors for pollinating insects. When the weather improves he hopes to get out in the field identifying bees.

Gilles says “I’ve lost all the negative stereotypes I used to have about British people and everyone I’ve met has been really nice. All my work colleagues are really friendly and helpful. Also, I am really impressed with how multicultural Britain is and with the lack of barriers between staff and students. Here you know all the lecturers by the first names - not like in my university back home.”