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Livingstone's fruit bat
Posted by Dr Christina Stanley , Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Programme Leader for MSc Animal Behaviour & MSc Animal Welfare
June 9, 2020

Sharing our science with the public

In February 2020, members of our department shared their research with the public at two local events: Chester SciBar and Chester Zoo's Conservation & Cocktails event.

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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 14, 2020

Bitterlings come to Chester!

On 9th December, Professor Carl Smith delivered a fascinating research seminar summarising over 20 years of research on bitterlings - various species of fish found in shallow water habitats.

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Rachel presenting a poster
Posted by Dr Christina Stanley , Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Programme Leader for MSc Animal Behaviour & MSc Animal Welfare
May 14, 2020

PhD students to present at the Ecological Genetics Group

PhD Students Kate Peters and Rachel Ball have both had abstracts accepted at the BES Ecological Genetics Group conference which will be held at the University of St Andrews later on in the year.

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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
January 23, 2020

Prof Cynthia Burek helps promote female participation in research

In December 2019, Professor Cynthia Burek signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Univerity's previous Vice Chancellor Professor Tim Wheeler.

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Carneddau ponies
Posted by Dr Christina Stanley , Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Programme Leader for MSc Animal Behaviour & MSc Animal Welfare
January 6, 2020

New research project on welfare assessment of free-living ponies

Biological Sciences MRes student Jessica Harley is to develop a welfare assessment protocol for free-living and conservation grazing ponies.

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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
December 5, 2019

New methods paper allows genetic analysis of birds of conservation concern

PhD student Kate Peters has recently published her first paper in the journal Conservation Genetics Resources. 

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WomenInSTEM
Posted by Dr Christina Stanley , Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Programme Leader for MSc Animal Behaviour & MSc Animal Welfare
December 4, 2019

Positive Change Award at the Staff Teaching Awards

Anna Muir and Kate Peters were awarded the Positive Change Award at the Staff Teaching Awards, part of the Learning and Teaching Conference at the University of Chester, for their work to promote gender equality in science.

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Veronica Cowl
Posted by Dr Christina Stanley , Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Programme Leader for MSc Animal Behaviour & MSc Animal Welfare
December 4, 2019

Monitoring captive welfare of Sulawesi macaques

How can behaviour, social networks and hormone analysis be combined to effectively monitor welfare in captive primates? Staff and students found out more about cutting edge research at Chester Zoo in our first departmental research seminar this year.

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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
October 3, 2019

Animal Welfare Research Network meeting

Dr Krista McLennan attended the annual Animal Welfare Research Network meeting on 16th and 17th September, held at Bristol University.

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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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