Massif Central visit
SRUC/University of Edinburgh MSc students visit Massif Central in France
Students on the Environmental Protection and Management, and Soils and Sustainability programmes, undertook a series of visits to sites including different ecosystems/soil/geology sites, conservation projects, waste and recycling plants and ecotourism visits. Students learnt new field techniques and collecting data for analysis.
The students undertook group projects during the week on topics including the impacts of land use on soil characteristics, reintroductions of rare species, issues in reducing waste in the area, pollution impacts on streams, and using tree cores to predict tree growth.