Biological and Ecological
We will investigate the plastic macro debris found on our local beaches by counting and classifying. We will develop a website for beach plastic assessment.
We hope to investigate the potential anti-bacterial properties of North Clare Seaweeds for the treatment of acne as compared to over the counter medication.
We are investigating the potential anti-inflammatory properties of North Clare seaweed extracts on a human intestinal cell line Caco-2.
To investigate the potential of North Clare seaweeds Fucus vesiculosus and Fucus serratas as biomass for energy production based on their calorific value as determined by bomb calorimetry.
This project aims to investigate various pre-treatments of Trifolium repens and will measure rate of germination and speed of establishment within a grassland seed mix.