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. […]

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 […]

Research

The Cambrian Explosion

April 1, 2015 1

Introduction The Cambrian explosion refers to a relatively short period in evolutionary time when a wide diversity of different phyla began to apparently suddenly appear in the fossil record.  The Cambrian explosion, otherwise known as […]

Biodiversity

Herpetofauna Survey: Nepal

March 21, 2015 1

The Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) is the first of it’s kind in Nepal. There are 8 national parks including the ACA. Unlike the other 7 parks, which are typical National parks and are heavily restricted, […]

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