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Mr Rupert Powell 

MRes Advanced Biological Science

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Rupert Powell is an MRes Advanced Biological Science Student within Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

I graduated with a BSc in Zoology from the University of Southampton in 2017. My dissertation looked at island biogeography theory, investigating the way in which the size of isolated patches of land affected the biodiversity measures. The data was collected from Les Mielles Nature Reserve in Jersey.

Research interests

My current research involves recording and evaluating the urban biodiversity across the University of Southampton campuses. The research involves categorising the various habitats found on the campuses, evaluating and comparing different habitat management and the associated insect biodiversity. The aim of the research is to evaluate which management techniques and practices are best for maintaining high levels of biodiversity in urban green spaces.

Why I chose MRes Advanced Biological Science:

I wanted to further my understanding of natural sciences and I felt like doing MRes Advanced Biological Science was the best way to do this while improving upon my research skills, with a view to a future career based in research.

Aims for the future:

I would like to obtain a PhD in natural sciences and thereafter pursue a career in research in the same field.

Supervisor: Dr Jake L Snaddon

Research group

Environmental Biosciences

Affiliate research group

MRes Advanced Biological Science

Mr Rupert Powell
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
SO17 1BJ
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