Episode 53: IBAHCM’s April Highlights

Join us in another celebration of the Institute as we look back at the highlights from the month of April (2017). Listen as Laurie Baker, Taya Forde, Karen Hotopp and James Burgon discuss recent publications from, awards to and achievements by Institute researchers. These include PhD viva successes, an amazing award for an outstanding student publication, an award from the Zoological Society of London to one of our most distinguished researchers, and the establishment of new links with Scottish Natural Heritage. Listen to find out more.

(A quick note on this episode: We had a little mishap with the recording, so some of it had to be redone. This has lead to some abrupt changes in tone at certain points. The content is the same, so we hope you can forgive us and don’t find it too distracting.)

Papers discussed

1. Velasco-Villa, Andres, Luis E. Escobar, Anthony Sanchez, Mang Shi, Daniel G. Streicker, Nadia F. Gallardo-Romero, Fernando Vargas-Pino, Veronica Gutierrez-Cedillo, Inger Damon, Ginny Emerson. 2017. Successful strategies implemented towards the elimination of canine rabies in the Western Hemispher Antiviral Research, Volume 143, July 2017, Pages 1–12. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.antiviral.2017.03.023

2. Stier, A., Dupoué, A., Picard, D., Angelier, F., Brischoux, F., and Lourdais, O. (2017) Oxidative stress in aspic vipers facing pregnancy and water constraints. Journal of Experimental Biology,(doi:10.1242/jeb.156752) (PMID:28292781) (Early Online Publication)

3. Van Doren, B. M., Liedvogel, M., and Helm, B. (2017) Programmed and flexible: long-term Zugunruhe data highlight the many axes of variation in avian migratory behaviour. Journal of Avian Biology, 48(1), pp. 155-172. (doi:10.1111/jav.01348)

4. Apfelbeck, Beate, Kim G. Mortega, Heiner Flinks, Juan Carlos Illera and Barbara Helm. 2017. Testosterone, territorial response, and song in seasonally breeding tropical and temperate stonechats. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 17:101 DOI: 10.1186/s12862-017-0944-9.

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Intro and outro music sampled from: “The Curtain Rises” and “Early RiserKevin MacLeod [CC BY 3.0]

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