Access to the University of Worcester’s virtual resources and its state of the art library facilities. The Human Geography team at Worcester have an excellent range of resources available to support your learning and your research project, including a fully-equipped GIS, Mapping and Visualization Suite, which provides access to high-end computers, industry-standard GIS (ArcGIS) and statistical analysis software (e.g. Primer-E, Matlab, SPSS) and other mapping and remote sensing software (e.g. Photoscan Pro (Agisoft LLC)). This facility is run by a GIS technician, who provides advice and training to students and the suite also has its own A3 colour laser printer and A3 scanner for staff and student use. The Institute also has digital camcorders, cameras and microphones which students can use for data capture and creating podcasts.
Recent successful projects have included examining farmers’ interpretation of climate change in the Southern Welsh marches by Dr Rebecca Griffiths, as part of a PhD studentship. Dr Rachael Carrie, a Post-doctoral Researcher is currently exploring the impacts and processes of the of the ‘Functional Landscape Approach’: a ‘people-centered’ approach that seeks to contribute to environmentally sensitive and climate-resilient strategies for safeguarding wetland ecosystem services and improving livelihoods and well-being at the catchment-scale.