Name Dr Lynn Besenyei
Job Title Senior Lecturer in Ecology
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Sciences
Subject(s) Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science
Tel 01902 322160

Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science

Lynn gained a joint honours degree in botany/zoology from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, a PhD in grassland habitat creation from the University of Wolverhampton and a Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education also from Wolverhampton.

Lynn had a variety of technical positions, fieldwork management and ecological consultancy experience before joining the academic staff in 2001 as an ecology lecturer and becoming a senior lecturer in 2005.

Six months sabbatical with a Midlands ecological consultancy company (2008)
KEEN affiliateship on fen meadow and wetland habitat creation with a W.Midlands based SME (2013-15)
Ecological consultancy work for a range of Midlands based clients.

Grassland Habitat Creation
Habitat management
Wildlife Conservation

The creation and management of species-rich natural habitats, particularly grasslands
Phytoremediation of oil spills
Natural colonisation of post-industrial sites
Wildlife Conservation

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology

Oyedije, A.A.., Kayode, J., Besenyei, L. & Fullen, M.A. (2015). Germination of Seeds of Selected Leguminous Tree Species Seeds Moistened with Varying Concentrations of Crude Oil-Contaminated Soil Water Extracts. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 6, 1575-1580.

Markowicz, A., Borymski, S., Piotrowska-Seget, Z. Chmura, D., Besenyei, L. & Woźniak, G. (2015). The relationship between successional development of vegetation on coal mine spoil heaps and associated microbial community composition. Community Ecology, 16(1), 23-32.

Szulc, K., Besenyei, L., Szulc, B. & Rakowska, B. (2014). Diatomological aspects of the Fenn’s and Whixall Mosses complex (Shropshire, UK). Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, 43(3), 274-282.

Piekarska-Stachowiak, A., Szary, M., Ziemer, B., Besenyei, L. & Woźniak, G.(2014). An application of the plant functional group concept to restoration practice on coal mine spoil heaps. Ecological Research, 29, 843-853.

Besenyei, L., Calow, J., Saari, S. and Wallis, F. (2012). Clwyd Lowland Grassland SSSIs: Site Survey and Protocol for Invasive Plant Species. CCW Regional Research Report No: CCW/NW/12/01, 127pp. A report to the Countryside Council for Wales, Bangor.

Young, C, Besenyei, L., Hooper, I. & Moreton-Jones, K. (2011). Landscape Ecology and Ecosystem Services. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (UK Chapter), University of Wolverhampton 6-8 September 2011.

Trueman, I., Mitchell, D.J. & Besenyei, L. (2007).
The effects of turf translocation and other environmental variables on the vegetation of a large species-rich mesotrophic grassland. Ecological Engineering, 31(2), 79-91.

Besenyei, L., Watkin, D.G. & Oliver, K.O. (2004). An evaluation of the educational effectiveness of fieldwork within environmental awards. In: Gale, H. (Ed.) Innovation and research projects in Learning & Teaching 2003/2004. Centre for Learning & Teaching, University of Wolverhampton.

Besenyei, L., Trueman, I.C., Atkinson, M.D., Jones, G.H. & Millett, P. (2002).
Retaining diversity in hay meadows by traditional management. In: Multifunctional Grasslands: Quality Forage, Animal Products and Landscapes, pp762-763. European Grassland Federation 19th General Meeting, La Rochelle.

Besenyei, L., Trueman, I.C., Atkinson, M.D., Jones, G.H. & Millett, P. (2001). Creating Species-Rich Grasslands Using Traditional Hay Cutting and Removal Techniques. Ecological Restoration: 19 (2), 114-115.

McCrea, A.R., Trueman, I.C., Fullen, M.A., Atkinson, M.D., & Besenyei, L (2001)
Relationships between Soil Characteristics and Species-richness in two botanically heterogeneous created meadows in the urban West Midlands. Biological Conservation: 97(2), 171-180.

Atkinson, M.D., Trueman, I.C., Millett, P., Jones G.H., and Besenyei, L. (1995)
The use of hay strewing to create species-rich grasslands (ii) Monitoring the vegetation and the seed bank. Land Contamination and Reclamation 3(2) 108-110.