Thought all the exciting research in the Institute was centred in Glasgow city itself? Think again! On the banks of Loch Lomond sits the University’s field station, the Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (SCENE), which hosts an array of exciting field and lab based studies. SCENE’s remote location means that staff and […]Read more "A sneak peek ‘Behind the SCENE’"
“Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by sixty-five million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?” –Alan Grant Jurassic Park was released more than 20 years ago at a time when the idea of de-extinction was just taking off. […]Read more "LISTEN AGAIN (Episode 13): The Science of Jurassic Park"
App developers are used to debugging software, which is a tough enough task at the best of times. But when the bugs are the size of your hand, and bite, you know you’re in new territory. In Naturally Speaking reports this week, we find out about a project to develop a mobile app that translates […]Read more "Tracking bugs and beasts in the Serengeti National Park"
Humans have a complex relationship and checkered history with elephants. Once the revered subjects of myths and legends, elephants have increasingly become the objects of economic greed and the victims of habitat loss. Episode 32 – Nature’s Greatest Masterpiece-An interview with Phyllis Lee In this episode of Naturally Speaking Shorts, Laurie Baker (@llbaker1707) is joined by elephant […]Read more "Episode 32 – Nature’s Greatest Masterpiece"
Parasitic diseases represent a pressing issue for human health and conservation. While lab studies have provided exquisite detail on host-parasite interactions they often lack whole organism or ecological context. Here Paulina Pontifes, a recent graduate from our Masters programme in Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation and Epidemiology introduces us to the emerging field of wild […]Read more "Where the wild things are"
For a completely preventable disease, the fact that rabies still kills around 160 people a day highlights a more fundamental problem for controlling the disease. Despite a range of control measures available, the secret to sustainable rabies prevention may not rest with governments alone, but instead with the communities most at risk. In today’s post Research […]Read more "Communities against rabies"
At the Helm of chronobiology Why do we wake up early on our days off? Or notice it is almost lunchtime after our stomachs emit a rumble of hunger? Like all living organisms we have clocks inside us—internal timing mechanisms that guide everything from fine scale molecular processes to seasonal migrations. The study of these […]Read more "Episode 31 – At the Helm of chronobiology"