The Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (CREEM) is an interdisciplinary research centre that focuses on wildlife conservation, specifically developing new statistical methods and applying them to issues in wildlife ecology and conservation. CREEM has been actively engaging with the public for many years and has a group of around ten researchers who regularly take part in science festivals and visit schools, colleges and youth groups. Activities and talks are mainly based around wildlife population monitoring and broadly aim to highlight the importance of quantitative skills within biological and environmental sciences.
CREEM has a suite of activities that can be delivered by any of its researchers. These include activities that relate to counting different types of animals (rhinos, squirrels, whales, seals, butterflies) using different survey methods (plot sampling, line-transect surveys, mark-recapture). The centre also has activities that explore how far whales’ calls travel in the ocean and ways to assess biodiversity. All of its activities can be adapted depending on the target age group.
CREEM has an in-house mural that depicts all of its research areas, and there is an accompanying website and leaflet. To view the mural and find out more about the research, then visit the Observatory building.
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