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Scientists find first evidence of microplastics passing from insects to predators in rivers

21 May 2020

Study finds birds eat hundreds of microplastics every day - and inadvertently feed them to their chicks


PhD Insights: Bridging the gap between biology and engineering

11 May 2020

PhD student Stephanie Mueller conducts interdisciplinary research to explore fish responses to flow alterations caused by barriers and turbines in riverine systems.


PhD Insights: Exploring post-earthquake debris flows in China

14 April 2020

PhD student Erin Harvey spent two months in China to research post-earthquake debris flows and their evolution.

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Through interdisciplinary research, we provide innovative solutions to the challenges of water use and management.

Our early career researchers are leading the Refill Cardiff campaign.

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