Conservation and biodiversity award for Leeds team

A team of Leeds researchers from the School of Biology, led by Dr Alison Dunn, have won a national award for their work aimed at improving habitats for two threatened species.

The team won a Hanson Heidelberg Quarry Life award for its work surveying and making recommendations for the management of habitats for the water vole and white-clawed crayfish - both endangered species in the UK.

The group assessed the suitability of a working quarry for conservation of these species and made recommendations for habitat changes to increase the chances of successful conservation.

The team received funding towards their work and some health and safety training from Hanson Heidelberg, as well as a cash prize.

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