NERC is the UK’s main agency for funding and managing research, training and knowledge exchange in the environmental sciences. To mark its 50th anniversary, NERC are hosting their inaugural Impact Awards. The awards recognise and reward NERC-funded researchers whose work has had substantial impact on the economy and society.
My shortlisting is as a result of the work i have been carrying out during and since my PhD, investigating the threats to conservation that the importation of commercially reared bumblebees pose to native bumblebees and honey bees.
I now will have an interview in January followed by an award ceremony where the winner and runnerup will be announced. As part of the ceremony a short video of my work will be shown which will be filmed in December (not a great month to show bumblebees!), so that’s all very exciting and ever so slightly nerve wrecking!!
For more information, see the NERC announcement here