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Photo of delegates at BIAZA research conference
Posted by Dr Christina Stanley , Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Programme Leader for MSc Animal Behaviour & MSc Animal Welfare
September 19, 2019

Dept well represented at national zoo research conference

This year our Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Research Group was very well represented at the BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Research Conference in Llandudno (8-10th July 2019). Prof Tessa Smith, Dr Lottie Hosie, Dr Sonya Hill, Dr Christina Stanley, Morgan Welch and Callie Turner enjoyed a fabulous two days of presentations and workshops on zoo animal behaviour and welfare. Whilst there, we showcased our department’s commitment to high impact research in this area, presenting talks and posters on a wide range of taxa.

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University of Chester student’s research suggests amphibians prefer wet under-road tunnels.
May 28, 2019

Student’s research suggests amphibians prefer wet under-road tunnels

Research by a University of Chester graduate suggests that under-road tunnels, designed to help frogs, toads and newts pass safely across a highway, would benefit from retaining water, to help reverse the worrying population declines of some amphibians.

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fieldwork group
May 7, 2019

New sub-population of endangered primates in Ghana confirmed by University students

Two former Master’s students at the University of Chester have provided the first evidence of an endangered monkey species in a particular Ghanaian reserve in over 20 years.

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Posted by Dr Christina Stanley , Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Programme Leader for MSc Animal Behaviour & MSc Animal Welfare
May 2, 2019

Dr McLennan highlights progress in automated facial expression detection system

Dr Krista McLennan has published a new paper entitled ‘Development of an Automated Pain Facial Expression Detection System for Sheep (Ovis aries)’ in the journal Animals.

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Posted by Dr Christina Stanley , Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Programme Leader for MSc Animal Behaviour & MSc Animal Welfare
May 2, 2019

British Society of Animal Science conference

Dr Krista McLennan travelled to Edinburgh in the beginning of April to attend the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) conference, Fit for the Future.

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Tessa Smith & Lottie Hosie
Posted by Dr Christina Stanley , Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Programme Leader for MSc Animal Behaviour & MSc Animal Welfare
April 30, 2019

Amphibian conservation research symposium

Dr Lottie Hosie & Prof Tessa Smith recently presented their research at the Amphibian Conservation Research Symposium in Manchester.

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Dr Howard Nelson presenting
Posted by Dr Christina Stanley , Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Programme Leader for MSc Animal Behaviour & MSc Animal Welfare
April 30, 2019

Conference presentations by department members at Unifying Tropical Ecology meeting

Dr Howard Nelson and Dr Ellie Devenish-Nelson presented at the 'Unifying Tropical Ecology: Strengthening Collaborative Science Symposium', a joint meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology and the British Ecological Society Tropical Ecology Group held in Edinburgh in April.

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Various speakers and organisers
Posted by Dr Christina Stanley , Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Programme Leader for MSc Animal Behaviour & MSc Animal Welfare
April 3, 2019

Born to be wild?

On 20th March, the Animal Behaviour & Welfare Research Group was proud to host a mini-conference on how to best overcome barriers to high quality captive behavioural research. Five external speakers and three University of Chester colleagues covered a wide range of methods, taxa and experience in this sector.

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Rachel Ball
Posted by Dr Christina Stanley , Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Programme Leader for MSc Animal Behaviour & MSc Animal Welfare
January 6, 2019

Staff and students present their research at the 52nd Population Genetics Group conference.

At the start of 2019, Dr Anna Muir and PhD students, Kate Peters and Rachel Ball, attended the 52ndPopulation Genetics Group meeting in Oxford to present their research, to hear about cutting-edge research taking place across the country, and to develop collaborations.

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Ryan Nolan presenting at PSGB meeting
Posted by Dr Christina Stanley , Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Programme Leader for MSc Animal Behaviour & MSc Animal Welfare
December 10, 2018

Chester MRes student Ryan Nolan presents his work at PSGB conference

Ryan Nolan, who has just graduated from our MRes Biological Sciences (Wildlife Behaviour and Conservation) programme, was delighted to be selected to present his research project results at the Primate Society of Great Britain winter conference at Bristol Zoo last week.

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