Tag: Animal Biology

Striding out with equine dissertation

For my dissertation project, I chose to investigate how a rider can influence the movement of a horse; specifically how the position of the leg affects equine biomechanics. This sounds really complex but it basically means that I…

The American cockroach and me!

Dissertation projects are a central feature of our bioscience degrees, a great opportunity to work on your own research project with support from the lecturers and technicians. Here, Trev Boreham writes about his project on personality in… cockroaches?!…

Pip Myram on her dream job: field guide in South Africa

My name is Pip Myram and I graduated in 2014 from the University of Gloucestershire with a First Class degree in Animal Biology. I am now taking up the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work in South Africa as an…

Alex Faria on his dissertation project

One of our class of 2015, Alex Faria, tells us about his dissertation project, and offers some great tips for those doing their own projects. At the beginning of my final year I had no idea what dissertation…

Precipitation and prosimians: Claire Wheeler on her dissertation project

Claire writes about her own research project for her final year dissertation: a study into the effects of weather and visitor number on Ring-tailed lemurs in a walk-through zoo enclosure During the winter months of October- November 2014, I observed…

Consistency pays in a long-lived albatross

Biosciences research fellow Samantha Patrick writes about a her new paper, out today in Biology Letters, Our new study demonstrates that consistency pays in a long lived albatross. We used high resolution GPS tracking devices to monitor the…

Postgrad focus: Joe Reynolds’ PhD on amphibian conservation

We’re pleased to bring you this blog post from one of our PhD students. If you’re interested in postgraduate study in Biosciences, check out the links on the Research section of our website (click here) Hi all. My name is…

Turning recycling into bee-utiful homes for insects

Tuesday’s Induction Week project was an engaging and creative collaboration between our new first year students in Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology & Environmental Science, and Landscape Architecture. Their task: to create ‘bee hotels’ from a pile of household recycling including bits…