Biological and Ecological

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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.

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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.

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We are investigating the potential anti-inflammatory properties of North Clare seaweed extracts on a human intestinal cell line Caco-2.

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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.

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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.

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