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Efficacy of a sensory deterrent and pipe modifications in decreasing entrainment of juvenile green sturgeon at unscreened water diversions
Spring 2015
28 February 2015

Sturgeon have survived the tests of evolutionary and geologic time, but man-made water diversion pipes may be one their most significant threats to date. When unscreened, diversion pipes, which re-direct water from rivers and levees for agriculture, draw in small fishes that may be killed by irrigation pumps or stranded in irrigated channels

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In conversation with...Graham Scott
Spring 2015
28 February 2015

The newly appointed Professor of Bioscience Education at the University of Hull, Professor Graham Scott, is also an avid bird watcher and a licensed bird ringer. By attaching engraved metal bands to wild birds, he tags the birds to be identified in the future, contributing data to the British Trust for Ornithology monitoring programme. Family holidays are often nature based, and Graham muses that although his 14-year-old teenager plans on pursuing a career in ornithology research, his youngest aims to be a musician.

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Public engagement, impact statements and the media
Autumn 2014
27 October 2014

Researchers are under increasing pressure to demonstrate the relevance of their work to the general population – but what does this mean in practice? As this session, organised by Anne Osterrieder, at the SEB 2014 Annual Meeting in Manchester demonstrated, public engagement should be seen as an enriching, creative experience rather than an obligation.

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Suppression among alleles
Autumn 2014
03 October 2014

Stirnweis et al. describe resistance suppression in the context of hybridization or allele-pyramiding, while at the same time reporting findings on functional and mechanistic aspects.