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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.

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”.

Daniel Montgomery
Travel grants to go - Daniel Montgomery
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

Daniel ventured to Friday Harbor Laboratory (San Jaun Island, Washington State, USA) to attend a training course on “Fish swimming: Kinematics, Ecomorphology, Behaviour and Environmental Physiology”.

Fabio Miazzi
Travel grants to go - Fabio Miazzi
Spring 2018
29 April 2018

Fabio travelled to the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies -Hertie Winter School 2017 on “Neural control of behaviour - Series 1: Navigation” (Obergurgl, Austria) to present his research regarding the mechanisms of signal transduction in the olfactory sensory neurons of the vinegar fly, Drosophila melanogaster, and how these signalling cascades help the fly to navigate in turbulent odour plumes.