BSc Ecology (Honours), Newcastle University 2008
Supervisors: Prof Alistair Jump, Dr Nigel Willby
Start Date: 1st October 2010
3B156, Cottrell Building
Biological & Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Natural Sciences
University of Stirling
Scotland, FK9 4LA
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Landscape effects on the genetic structure and demography of riparian woodlands
Rivers and their riparian habitats are among the most diverse, dynamic and complex of terrestrial ecosystems. These landscape features can act as linking corridors across large and diverse landscapes, increasing connectivity and enhancing the movement of plant pollen and seeds. By studying one species, Alnus glutinosa, a key riparian tree species, across a river catchment, my research investigates the influence of landscape features on the regeneration and genetic structure of A. glutinosa woodlands within the River Tay catchment (Scotland).
Flint, G. & Jump, A. (2013) Landscape genetic structure of riparian trees in a river catchment. Scottish Biodiversity Strategy: Opportunities and Challenges for Science, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. (Awarded best poster prize).
Flint, G. & Jump, A. (2013) Landscape genetic structure of riparian trees in a river catchment. IALE 2013 European Congress, Manchester, UK. (Awarded IALE UK Student Conference Registration Fee Award for attendance).
Flint, G. & Jump, A. (2011) Genetic diversity and woodland structure within a dynamic river system – a study of riparian alder woodland. Stirling Graduate Research School conference, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK. (Awarded best poster prize).
Flint, G. & Jump, A. (2011) Genetic diversity and woodland structure within a dynamic river system – a study of riparian alder woodland. 55th Meeting of the Ecological Genetics Group, London, UK. (Awarded BES Conference Grant for attendance).
Flint, G. (2008) Biodiversity of grasslands: Plantago as a model species. Newcastle University Vacation Scholarship poster presentation, Newcastle, UK. (Awarded second best poster prize).
Flint, G. (2008) Genetic variation within and between feral goat populations of the Cheviots. BSc Honours project. Newcastle University, 1-38.