Biology expeditions star comes to Queen's

Posted on Wednesday 28th October 2015
Queens Campus

As part of the University of Bolton’s TIRI Global Learning week, Dr Dan Exton, Marine Research and Operations Manager for Operation Wallacea will be visiting the Department of Biology at 11am on Monday 2 November.

Operation Wallacea organises research expeditions focused on the biodiversity and conservation management of a range of environments. Students often join these expeditions to gain experience, strengthen their CV, or acquire data for final year projects.

While here, Dr Exton will be discussing ‘Coral Reef Research in the 21st Century’, focusing on reef ecology and conservation. Dr Exton was recently featured in New Scientist’s “The best environmental jobs in the world” article.

Dr Exton is also heavily involved in large-scale conservation projects through the Opwall Trust charity, and collaborates with a number of universities, institutes and international conservation organisations.Students from across the university, as well as members of the public, are invited to attend at the Queen’s Specialist Building, room S30. Please contact Dr Frankie Kerridge to book your place (F.Kerridge@bolton.ac.uk).