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Daniel Wood

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Posted: 10/07/2018 14:10:29
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Hi all,

I'm a researcher at Bangor University, working with Dr Alex Papadopulos. We're looking at how a mostly coastal species of plant, Sea Campion (Silene uniflora) adapts to the heavy metal contaminated soils near old mine sites (particularly copper, zinc and lead mines). We're looking to take samples of these plants from as many mines as possible in the UK to get a better picture of how plants adapt to rapid human-induced changes in the environment. I was wondering if anyone on their travels has seen this plant on/around any mines (please see pictures below)? Any information would be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks,

Daniel Wood
(daniel.wood@bangor.ac.uk)


IP: 147.143.27.53 Edited: 10/07/2018 14:13:50 by Daniel Wood
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Posted: 10/07/2018 15:10:48
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Many of the coastal mine sites in Cornwall having this growing in varying quantities around and on them. Pendeen Consols, Levant and Botallack to name a few site are locally profuse with them.

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Daniel Wood

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Posted: 10/07/2018 15:27:17
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Ah great, thanks! We had some old records of the plants at those three sites, but it's good to know they're still growing there! IP: 147.143.27.53
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Posted: 13/07/2018 23:22:10
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Also around the St Agnes, Cligga Head, Perran St George stretch of coast.

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Posted: 14/07/2018 06:28:49
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Turf copper, in Coed y Brenin, of course! IP: 86.166.214.174
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Posted: 17/07/2018 17:26:09
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On the banks of the river Tamar. Around Weir Quay especially. IP: 213.205.195.34
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