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Most people think of seagrass as little more than a habitat for marine wildlife. But there's more to this ubiquitous plant than meets the eye.

In this edition of Edith, we discover how seagrass acts as a guardian of historic treasures, a protector of environmental records and a captor of carbon. We also ask four ECU experts for their views on voluntary assisted dying and look at how small businesses are fighting cyber criminals.

I hope you enjoy these stories and more in our October 2019 edition.

Professor Steve Chapman CBE
Vice-Chancellor

Featured article

Time capsules beneath the sea

Protector of shipwrecks and buried treasure, custodian of environmental records and defender of prehistoric sites… seagrass is nature’s secret-keeper. Discover what's hiding beneath the surface.

Articles

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Big data: research by the numbers

How many festival-goers have previously used ecstasy? How many female athletes are iron deficient? We dive into the data to answer these questions and more.

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Five minutes with… Constance Wiebrands

Constance Wiebrands has witnessed the rapid shift of libraries from monuments that once housed tomes of print and paper to suppliers of the expansive online collections of today.

Editions

Edith Magazine is published two times per year in hard copy and electronic formats. Current and past editions are available for download as PDF documents.

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