Cardiff University Water Research Institute Workshop

On the 4th of January 2016, Jo, Amy, Katie and Emily attended the Cardiff University Water Research Institute Start-up Workshop. This is one of five newly launched institutes which aims to unite Cardiff water researchers tackling the issues surrounding water use and management. (more…)

Competing crayfish in crisis!

A recent paper by Cripes members Jo James, Rhidian Thomas and Prof Jo Cable and collaborators, has shown that the introduction of a relatively new non-native species, the virile crayfish (Orconectes virilis) may be bad news for the established signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus) in the River Lea, London. (more…)

Wales Ecology and Evolution Network Meet 2015

Halloween 2015 saw the return of the Wales Ecology and Evolution Network (WEEN) meet at Gregynog Hall, mid-Wales. WEEN’15 united masters, PhD and Post doctoral researchers from Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities to (more…)

BSP Spring Meeting 2016 – Dates for the Diary


IASTE: Jana Smolová

Recently, Jana Smolová who visited us from the Czech Republic as part of the IASTE scheme completed her placement and returned to Prague. (more…)

AQUAWALES Public Engagement Event 18th September 2015

What does food have to do with Invasive Species?

AQUAWALES Public Engagement Event 18th September 2015


A visit from Dr. Ghada Gamea

We recently welcomed Dr. Ghada Gamea from the Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University, Egypt, who gave the CRIPES group an interesting and informative overview of parasites in Egypt, highlighting species of particular importance to both human and animal health. (more…)

BARC in the park!

BARC launches a new national survey: BARC in the park! (more…)

AquaWales Kicks Off

In June 2015 the NRN-LCEE AquaWales project got underway with a kick-off meeting at Swansea University. (more…)

Rhi Hunt receives the Morgan E Williams Award!

Congratulations to Rhi Hunt for receiving the Morgan E Williams Award for Helminthology (2015-2016) to conduct her MRes project on parasitic worms with CRIPES. (more…)