In this Episode, statistician and population geneticist Paul Johnson (@PaulCDJo) of the University of Glasgow tells Shaun Killen (@shaunkillen) about his unusual career route into academics, how he fell in love with stats, and what he wishes more biologists would understand about statistical analyses. Paul has rare gift for clearly explaining complex concepts so it’s […]Read more "Episode 27: Adventures in Statistics – An Interview with Paul Johnson"
Stress is cool: The Movie Stress is cool! Earlier this year we brought you a blog post by Dr Ruedi Nager on how to measure animal stress remotely using thermal imaging, and long listening Naturally Speakers may remember our 2012 podcast with Dr Dominic McCafferty. However, our friends at theGIST thought this distinctly visual research […]Read more "Stress is cool: The Movie"
Infected by the science bug: from fungal frogs to badger culls Scientists tend to be nosy, curious, and can’t help themselves asking “why?” … At least those are the character traits Dr Jon Bielby thinks drew him inexorably towards the world of science. A Research Fellow at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), Jon […]Read more "Episode 26 – Infected by the science bug: from fungal frogs to badger culls"
When conserving wildlife species, re-introductions are just the beginning of the process. The question is, how do you ensure the species long-term sustainability? This is a challenge faced by the Serengeti Painted Wolves, a collaboration between the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute and our own Institute. In this post the project members describe their conservation work with […]Read more "Wild dogs of the Serengeti"
It is difficult to find a scientific paper that does not include p-values in some capacity. Most often, p-values are used to statistically interpret whether the results of a given study are “significant” or if a real effect is being observed. However, a number of recent papers have begun to challenge this paradigm, suggesting that p-values […]Read more "Episode 25 – The Problem with P-Values"
The wider conversation Naturally Speaking is a popular route for science communication in the Institute, but it is far from our only one. Across the Institute, staff and students work with various media outlets and platforms to bring their fascinating research to the wider public. This week we have decided to let our researchers off […]Read more "The wider conversation"
In our College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences we have a brilliant and diverse group of veterinary researchers who split their time between dealing with disease and duelling with data. Among them is Ian Ramsey, Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Associate Academic of the Institute. Primarily a vet, Ian’s research has […]Read more "Episode 24 – Ian Ramsey vs. canine Cushing’s disease"