Local Environment and Land Use (Ecology and Biodiversity)
The management of University-owned land is one of the significant direct and indirect environmental impacts of the University.
Research by Natalie Waller of the Institute of Biological Sciences (IBS) was undertaken in 2007: The Biodiversity of the University of Wales Aberystwyth, with Recommendations for Improvement. This work is available for consultation in the Hugh Owen Library.
A complete tree survey of the Penglais was undertaken in 2009 by the Forestry Commission Wales, organised by the AU Estates Department. This information will help inform future development strategy of the Estate. It is also being used to highlight points of interest within a network of walks being developed for the campus. The draft report is available here:
All new building projects at the University incorporate ecological assessments, while major refurbishments include relevant assessments such as Bat Surveys.
A Working Group has been established to develop policies for the AU ISO 14001 EMS. Further Information will be posted here when it becomes available.