Ewch i’r prif gynnwys

Professional training year

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Four professional training year students
Four professional training year students, Hannah Wilson, Sarah Joscelyne, Anya Tober and Kieran Love.

Most biosciences degrees at Cardiff University include the option of a placement year. 

We welcome four student placements from Cardiff University each year. Students work on a variety of projects and help to maintain Danau Girang. They learn about the local biodiversity and way of life and witness the progression of active conservation work throughout the year.

Example projects

  • Impact of habitat fragmentation of the ecto and haemo-parasite fauna of the water monitor lizard (Varanus salvator) in Borneo.
  • Assessing bearded pig (Sus barbatus barbatus) habitat usage in a fragmented landscape using line transects and camera traps.
  • An investigation into parasite diversity, prevalence and intensity within two freshwater fish species; Ompok bimaculatus and Cyclocheilichthys repasson, within the Kinabatangan river, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • A body condition scoring system for the Bornean banteng (Bos javanicus lowi) and the effect of forest management and the wet and dry season on these scores in Sabah, Malaysia.
  • Optimising anuran monitoring investigations in a tropical seasonal environment.
  • Establishing the home range, behavioural ecology and habitat use of the Bornean tarsier (Tarsius bancanus borneanus).