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Housing gerbils more ethically helped the carers realise that male gerbils help to care for the offspring
Animal Welfare and Science: Two best friends
Autumn 2018
01 October 2018

Do you work with animals in your research? If so, the SEB+ session in this year’s Annual Meeting was for you! Though animal welfare in research is a prickly topic, it was discussed in a constructive and supportive way, designed to guide animal researchers in ways to improve their animal experiments.

Nico Alioravainen
Travel grants to go - Nico Alioravainen
Autumn 2018
01 October 2018

Nico travelled on a research trip to Associate Professor Pete Biro’s lab at Deakin University, Australia to carry out research on “Evolution of individual-level trait covariation and personality-driven dispersal syndrome”.

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Raccoons with access to food waste are chubbier and sweeter
Autumn 2018
01 October 2018

It’s no secret that the planet is now ‘human’. We – humans – have altered the earth to meet the demands of a booming population, creating so-called “urban landscapes”. But what does that mean for the wildlife that surrounds us? Evidence suggests that wildlife exposed to anthropogenic stressors are different from their non-exposed counterparts in various ways including stress levels, predator-prey interactions, and food intake.

Bar Headed Geese
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

The HumaNature conference was held at the Natural History Museum on the 11th-12th November 2017. The two-day conference united medics, physiologists and biologists, all with a fascination for survival in extreme settings.