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Blown away by MSc research

Success of annual physical geography poster session

Blown away by MSc research

The Annual Poster Session by students studying for UCL Physical Geography MSc degrees took place in early September.

This is an opportunity to showcase their dissertation research to the department, as well as visitors from other UCL departments, Queen Mary University, the Zoological Society of London, Kew, the Natural History Museum and various commercial and government organisations.

The range of work on display was, as usual, hugely varied and exciting. Subjects this year included:

  • 3D mapping of tropical trees,
  • Plant and beetle diversity in Chinese forests,
  • Citizen science for water quality monitoring,
  • Using drones to map shrubs in the Atacama desert,
  • Analysis and governance of marine protected areas,
  • Extreme climate events in the North Atlantic,
  • and many, many more!

 

The posters makes up 10% of the students' dissertation mark, and are prepared once they have submitted their thesis. They are expected to present their research in a visually appealing and concise form, and to communicate it verbally to the passing audience.

Dr. Mat Disney, the Physical Geography MSc chair, who organised the session comments:

"As always I'm blown away by the diversity and quality of work on show, and the enthusiasm with which the students throw themselves into their dissertations. It's a core part of the MSc process and this is the culmination of that year of hard work. Well done to everyone!".


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