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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
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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 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
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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 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
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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
    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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    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
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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
    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
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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
    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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    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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