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  • December 7, 2016

    Katrina Wright research seminar

    On 7th Dec, we were proud to host Katrina Wright, from Keele University and the RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry, who gave a talk entitled "Autologous Stem cells, Chondrocytes, Or the Two (ASC

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  • December 6, 2016

    From bumblebee copycats to animal culture

    The Animal Behaviour and Welfare research group were proud to host Marco Smolla, a currently writing up PhD student from the University of Manchester, to give us an overview of the research he has

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  • December 5, 2016

    Dr von Hardenberg gives research talk on causality in ecology and evolution at the University of Swansea

    Dr Achaz von Hardenberg recently presented his research on the links between parasites, behaviour life history variation and genetics in mountain mammals, using causal inference methods for ecologi

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  • December 2, 2016

    Prof Frank Michelangeli leads workshops in Latvia

    As a member of the FEBS Education Committee, Frank Michelangeli organised and presented at the FEBS Molecular Life Science Workshop at the University of Latvia on the 24th-26Th November 2016 in the

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  • November 2, 2016

    Impact of climate change on a reef-building ecosystem engineer

    A study carried out by Dr. Anna Muir and collaborators and recently published in Scientific Reports has demonstrated that the honeycomb worm (Sabellaria alveolata) may be living close to its thermal tolerance limits at its southern range boundary and is therefore at risk of local extinctions in a changing climate.

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  • October 31, 2016

    Professor Cynthia Burek on the radio!

    Our very own Professor Cynthia Burek will be interviewed on the "Science Cafe" programme on BBC Radio Wales, aired tomorrow (Tuesday 1st November) at 18.30pm.

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  • October 30, 2016

    Finding forest endemic birds in the Caribbean using people power

    A team of biologists at the University of Chester is hoping to increase our understanding of Caribbean endemic birds using a novel citizen science project. In an effort to learn more, the researchers are turning to crowdfunding platform Experiment to fund the research.

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  • October 26, 2016

    First research talk of academic year - Dr Robert Mackay

    On Wednesday 26th October, guest speaker Dr Robert Mackay presented a session entitled ‘Sound and Environment' as part of our departmental seminar series.

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  • October 14, 2016

    Impact of tank background on the welfare of the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis

    A new study carried out in our department and recently published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science has demonstrated that laboratory housed Xenopus laevis (African clawed frogs) kept in tanks with dark (‘ecologically relevant’) backgrounds show fewer signs of stress compared with those kept in tanks with white backgrounds.

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  • October 13, 2016

    Amphibian Behaviour & Endocrinology Group Summer Presentations

    Research from our department was presented at three international meetings over the summer by the Amphibian Behaviour and Endocrinology Group. First was the Society of Experimental Biology meeting (June 2016).

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  • October 11, 2016

    New publications roundup

    Here's a roundup of papers published by academics within our department over the last few months. Amy Grass, PhD student and laboratory technician/demonstrator, has published the complete mitochondrial genome (see photo for this item) and phylogenetic position of the critically endangered Trinidad Piping Guan, a critically endangered bird species endemic to Trinidad, with supervisors Dr Ian McDowall and Dr Lottie Hosie

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  • October 10, 2016

    Historical photoshoot

    Professor Cynthia Burek recently attended a fitting for a photoshoot to take place on 31st Oct 2016 for a launch next year by Trowelblazers, where female field scientists (archaeologists, geologists or ecologists) of today are matched with historical women in the past.

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