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Dolphin Lung Study
Working with marine parks
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

Every animal biologist is faced with ethical, logistical and monetary burdens when performing research studies on animals, or when conducting field work. Studies on animals in human care allow voluntary participation, which enables the researcher to measure baseline physiological function in a stress-free animal. Studies on wild animals, on the other hand, are often limited as it is difficult to control potentially confounding variables. However for those studying ethology or physiology on large marine animals, marine parks and aquariums may be one option for collecting data.

Gentoo penguins
Communicating your science to the public
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

Science communication to non-scientific audiences has many benefits for researchers and the public alike. For scientists this is an opportunity to explain their work and why it is important which in turn could gain more public support for their research. And you may even find that you will get ideas you never thought about for your research. For the general public, we often find that the media might not always communicate the latest scientific findings accurately and that it tends to focus on the most popular stories. Scientists can play an important role here by helping to better inform the public. In this article we caught up with some of our members to find out about their science communication activities.

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It’s never too early to start standing up for science
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

Sense about Science is an independent campaigning charity that runs the Voice of Young Science (VoYS) network. With the support of universities and learned societies across Europe, the early career researchers that make up this international network are encouraged and empowered to stand up for science in public discussion.

Jason Goldstein
Travel grants to go - Jason Goldstein
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

Jason travelled to the 11th International Conference & Workshop on Lobster Biology & Management (Portland, Maine USA) to present his research on “The Potential Effects of Acidified Seawater on American Lobster Chemosensory-mediated Behaviours”.