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About abigardner

I'm an Ecosystem Services (MSc) student at The University of Edinburgh, with a background in Environmental Geography. I'm passionate about ecology, biogeography, environmental management, sustainability and climate change.

Ecosystem Services MSc students take on the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

At the end of April we spent a week in the surprisingly sunny Cairngorms National Park, one of Scotland’s two national parks, and the largest the UK has to offer. The week was divided into two halves, the first consisting … Continue reading

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Earth Day – Plastic Pollution

The 22nd of April, not only marks my birthday, but also marks Earth Day! A day to celebrate the Earth, to raise awareness of environmental issues, and encourage people to do their bit to protect it. Following a huge push … Continue reading

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Why go part-time?

As we near the end of semester two I watch those around me get more and more stressed as their multiple deadlines near, their dissertation ideas become more and more of a reality and job and PhD searches become interviews. … Continue reading

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Scotland’s wildlife – World Wildlife Day

The 3rd of March is World Wildlife Day! Many organisation use this to raise awareness of the big biodiversity and conservation issues of our time. The big cats, elephants, pandas and penguins battling for top spot. In terms of Scotland, … Continue reading

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Networking at The ECCI

While GeoSciences is largely based at the King’s building campus, all of the Ecosystem Services compulsory courses, as well as others, take place in lecture rooms in the ECCI (Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation). Not far from central campus and … Continue reading

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Why ecosystem services?

I’m from the exotic south of England, Hertfordshire to be more precise. I moved a little further north to Manchester to study Geography for my undergrad. After a couple of years of working and travelling I decided to move even … Continue reading

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