12 March 2018 10.00 – 12.00
During British Science Week on the 12th March 2018 we are inviting people to join us at our field site near the University of the West of England, to learn about our research and grassland studies.
Drought is a normal part of all climates and is predicted to become more frequent and more severe in the future. http://ukclimateprojections.metoffice.gov.uk/
We are looking at the effects of drought on grasslands by collecting data about plant growth in an experiment that manipulates the amount of rainfall received by grasslands. We are studying how drought affects which species are most dominant and the amount of plant material produced. We are interested in learning more about the interactions between pollinating insects and plants and how these are affected by drought. You will have the opportunity to learn more about our experiments and what data we collect and how we make the measurements.
We will meet on the Frenchay Campus, Bristol, BS16 1QY in Q block reception at 10am and then walk down to the field sites located 15 minutes from the campus via a woodland track (not suitable for pushchairs/wheelchairs). Dress warmly for the outdoors with sturdy footwear. Limited free parking on campus can be pre-booked via our email (firstname.lastname@example.org).