Above, the delegate's photo taken at the conference, courtesy of Mr Shivan Parusnath and his drone.
Research

A Hot Box of Knowledge

February 9, 2017 0

A brief summary of the 13th Herpetological Association of Africa Conference. I became a member of the Herpetological Association of Africa (HAA) almost a year ago now, and I can safely say it is one […]

Research

The 8th World Congress of Herpetology

September 13, 2016 0

Introduction to the Congress Last month, I was fortunate enough to attend the 8th World Congress of Herpetology, perhaps the largest herpetological meeting in the world. The event occurs every four years (or so), and […]

Research

What’s the lynx with rabbit poo?

May 16, 2016 0

‘How to discuss lynx using a tenuous link between Portuguese and UK rabbit data sets’ This was scientifically translated to ‘Rabbit haemorrhagic disease and myxomatosis: Disease dynamics and mortality in European rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus in […]

Research

The ghosts of Bird Island

April 25, 2016 3

Back in 2009, I was studying for my Zoology degree at the University of Southampton. One of my professors sent an email around to my year group to request applications for an interesting third year […]

Welcome to the realm of the Hippo! It's going to be down to the best possible strategic planning and good will of the Hippos that my traps don't get completely flattened!
Research

It pays to have a hard shell up here!

March 14, 2016 8

I’ve recently returned from my first visit to my field site here in South Africa, the Ndumo game reserve. This place is truly incredible and I feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to call […]

Research

The Story of Captain Skyhawk

February 17, 2016 0

Hello readers. I am an Englishman that has braved the heat and moved to South Africa for its wealth of biodiversity. Cormac Price recently joined me as a fellow post-graduate student at the University of […]

Research

Chimney-Henge: A mud volcano in the deep

December 21, 2015 1

Above the waves there was nothing but sea to be seen, but below the surface we caught a glimpse of a fascinating sight.  A vast field of toppled carbonate chimneys loomed in front of us […]

Research

Roar of the Meerkat: An Examination of Alarm Calling Behaviour

September 24, 2015 0

Alarm calling behaviour is often associated with organisms belonging to complex social structures, such as meerkats, primates and many social birds. Meerkats are socially obligate, cooperatively-breeding mongooses that exhibit a sophisticated alarm calling system. Through […]

Research

Pros and Cons of Zoo Enrichment Programmes

May 8, 2015 0

1. Introduction Enrichment is a term used by animal keepers to describe the introduction of environmental stimuli into the environments of captive animals. The intention of enrichment is to improve the psychological and physiological wellbeing […]

1 2