25 Nov '14, 12am

Green Building | University wins biodiversity award - A biodiversity research project, which looked at insect life...

Green Building | University wins biodiversity award - A biodiversity research project, which looked at insect life...

The project, carried out by Anglia Ruskin University looked at insect biodiversity in grasslands at Needingworth sand and gravel quarry in Cambridgeshire. The winning team claimed the €5,000 (£4,000) first prize at an awards ceremony held recently at The Forest Centre in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire. The Quarry Life Awards is an international competition organised by Hanson’s parent company Heidelberg Cement Group to raise the understanding of the biological value of mining sites both during and after extraction. It created strong interest from students and researchers with over 400 project proposals put forward across 22 countries. The Needingworth study, led by Dr Alvin Helden of Anglia Ruskin’s Department of Life Sciences, analysed invertebrate species richness in restored grassland. It concluded that setting aside ungrazed areas is a valuable means of enhancing inve...

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