Welcome to “Naturally speaking: a science pod-yssey” brought to you by the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow. Naturally Speaking is first and foremost a podcast covering cutting edge research and light hearted ecology banter. But to keep you updated with a broader range of content, since January 2015 we have invited blog posts from researchers across our Institute. Our Naturally Speaking Editors also rove around, reporting on recent news and events in the Institute.

Some posts cover recent papers, broken down to tell the bigger story and personal perspective of the author. Others tell the story behind the research, be it weathering storms while surveying seabirds in coastal Scotland, negotiating forests in S. America or chasing wildebeest in the Serengeti. We’ve got a little something for everyone.

We have several key categories of posts:

  • Blogs: All of the blog posts published by Naturally Speaking.
  • Podcasts: Just our podcasts.
  • Behind the SCENE: A strand of Naturally Speaking written by residents at our Loch Lomond field station, the Scottish Centre for Ecology & the Natural Environment (SCENE)
  • Institute Culture: A lighthearted look at some of the activities, experiences and teaching at the Institute
  • Survivor’s Guide to Academia: Essential reading and listening for research scientists and academics everywhere.

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The Naturally Speaking (NS) team:

jburgon James Burgon
Submissions Editor/Interviewer
PhD student
Laurie BakerLaurie Baker
PhD student
Caryl Jim Caryl 
Submissions/Copy Editor & advisor
Affiliate Researcher
11351457_10153414327554925_7240851664344736482_nKaren Hotopp
Data Management Support Assistant
Taya FordeTaya Forde
Marie Curie Research Fellow
11351457_10153414327554925_7240851664344736482_nStephen Larcombe
Research Associate