Freshwater Ecology Research Group
Photos courtesy of Professor Angus McIntosh ©EcologyLive
The Freshwater Ecology Research Group (FERG) is a co-operative group of researchers, including experienced academic staff, early career researchers, students and technicians based in the School of Biological Sciences. The group provides a framework for sharing of knowledge, equipment, and technical and administrative assistance.
We run regular lab meetings, co-ordinate social and outreach activities, host visitors, and manage a central knowledgebase of community, habitat and methodological information. This provides an excellent platform for members to launch their research activities by providing intellectual stimulation and discussion, practical training, efficient access to resources, help with organisation of logistics, and most importantly a friendly place to work. This has underpinned our many student and early career researcher successes, as well as the creation of the knowledge and solutions to problems summarised in our outputs and research pages.