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  • January 8, 2018

    Zoo’s Science Director to explore its other ‘secret life’ - in the Wild - in University lecturer Zoo's conservation work

    Tigers in Nepal, frogs in Madagascar, songbirds in Java and fish in Mexico are just some of the species Chester Zoo is helping to conserve, through its global conservation programme

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  • December 15, 2017

    Merry Christmas to all from Biological Sciences!

    We'd like to wish a Merry Christmas to all our friends and colleagues. Well done to the BI6173 students for dressing up for their last lecture with Dr "Santa" Millsopp!

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  • Dr Winnie Eckardt
    December 13, 2017

    Population dynamics in mountain gorillas

    This week Dr Winnie Eckardt gave us a fantastic overview of Dian Fossey’s legacy to mountain gorillas, focusing on several decades of changing population dynamics in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. 

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  • November 23, 2017

    Blue in Focus

    Today Steve Taylor presented Blue in Focus, a documentary film that considers the need for greater marine conservation and the ongoing impact of human activity on the health of our oceans, to staff and students in our department

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  • November 14, 2017

    Animal Behaviour lecturer is a higher education social media superstar!

    The innovative use of Twitter has gained Dr Chrissy Stanley, a lecturer in our department, the accolade of ‘social media superstar’ in a national competition.

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  • November 8, 2017

    Dr Coleman's research featured on NC3Rs website

    Research on zebra fish welfare carried out by a team led by Dr Lynne Sneddon at the University of Liverpool, and including our very own Dr Rob Coleman, has been featured in an article on the website for the NC3Rs - the National Centre for Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of animals in research.

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  • November 7, 2017

    Tackling wildlife crime - fantastic seminar delivered by Mr Andy McWilliam

    Mr Andy McWilliam from the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) gave a talk about his work in tackling wildlife crime on an national and international basis. This talk was enjoyed by the audience both for its novel content and Andy's dry 'policeman's' humour in describing the cases. 

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  • November 2, 2017

    New publications roundup

    Both Dr Rob Coleman and Dr Chrissy Stanley have recently published exciting new material on zebrafish welfare and how social network theory can help wildlife conservation respectively! Read on to find out more...

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  • November 1, 2017

    Galagos and their elusive lives

    Today Dr Caroline Bettridge from Manchester Metropolitan University gave us a fascinating insight into the lives of Galago senegalensis, the lesser bushbaby, which her group have studied over the last four years in Tanzania and Kenya.

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  • November 1, 2017

    BBC Breakfast sofa star!

    Dr Sonya P. Hill, Lecturer and Programme Leader for the BSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, was interviewed recently on national television on the famous BBC Breakfast red sofa.

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  • Dr Lottie Hosie
    October 17, 2017

    Dr Lottie Hosie gives invited talk at NC3Rs/ZSL Amphibian Welfare Workshop

    Dr Lottie Hosie, joint holder of a prestigious NC3Rs (National Centre for the Replacement Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research) grant with Prof Tessa Smith, was invited to give a talk on the results of their research at the Zoological Society of London earlier in the month. 

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  • October 5, 2017

    Golden monkey update

    Susan Wiper, a PhD student supervised by Dr Alison Fletcher and Dr Chrissy Stanley, is currently working with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund to study endangered golden monkeys in Rwanda. Birthing season is now in full swing!

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