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 […]

Agriculture

Working with Nature

September 11, 2015 0

If the title of this blog post evokes images of hippies, eco warriors, Eastern philosophers or otherwordly New Age people then please keep reading because I want to dispel a few stereotypes and biases and have a […]

Zoology

So you’re going to work in a zoo?

September 9, 2015 4

This is the question that has haunted me since I decided I wanted to study zoology. For years I answered people with the same pre-recorded spiel that everyone in my class has engrained in their […]

Zoology

Scouring Cambridge for Amphibians

September 9, 2015 4

If there is one thing I can say that I enjoy more than most it is wandering around the edge of a pond in the pouring rain with a torch in my hand counting amphibians. […]

Agriculture

Sustainable Living

May 25, 2015 0

The importance of sustainable living has increased with growing industrialisation and modernisation. However, the concept of sustainability and its importance has been known since ancient times. In recent years, it has become common for families […]

Agriculture

Europe and GM Crops

May 13, 2015 1

We live in a world that is at a crossroads. Human history is the history of adaptation, both adapting to the various ecosystems found on our planet, but also altering our ecosystems to better suit our needs. For many thousands of years the effect of this adaptation was relatively minimal and saw the rise of agriculture and human civilisation as we know it today. […]

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