Month: October 2013

Dissertation projects 2013-14: James Cox in the Arabian Gulf

Last summer (June – August) I had the opportunity to intern at a watersport centre on the island of Sir Bani Yas, 200km west of Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Besides assisting in the day-to-day activities, such as diving, snorkelling,…

Laura Whiteley’s Moholoholo experience – wildlife rehabilitation in South Africa

In the summer of 2013 I embarked on a journey of a life time to South Africa, Moholoholo. Volunteering at an animal wildlife rehabilitation centre for 6 weeks.  I had no idea what to expect, little did I…

New Research Fellow – Sam Patrick

New Research Fellow: Sam Patrick I have just joined the University of Gloucestershire as a Research Fellow in Environmental Dynamics and Governance.  My position is mainly research based, but I will teach sessions throughout biology and run the…

Dissertation projects 2013-14: Mel Evans on coral reef disturbance in Hawaii

In this series we’ll be showcasing the research projects carried out by our final year undergraduate students. The Dissertation is an excellent opportunity to become part of the scientific community, translating all the skills and knowledge into the…

HOW many Manx shearwaters…?!

If you’re not convinced by recent evidence that the Manx shearwater population of Skomer Island was much larger than previously thought, maybe this will help! This thermal imaging video footage was filmed in mid-June 2013, an hour after…

So how do you pass a PhD?

Years of work designing a study, collecting data, analysing the results and writing up a doctoral thesis isn’t the end of the story – the final hurdle is the ‘viva’. This oral exam basically checks that the candidate…