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A science pod-yssey and regular blog-yssey from the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow

Silent witnesses: investigating wildlife crime in Scotland

Welcome to the latest Naturally Speaking blog post. This post was written by Research Associate Caroline Millins a qualified veterinary pathologist and researcher in wildlife disease epidemiology. Here Caroline describes work that was featured in her most recent research paper, but also gives the broader story to becoming involved in wildlife pathology. Silent witnesses: investigating wildlife crime in Scotland Seeing wildlife in its natural habitat makes […]

Categorizing plastic

Research on marine plastics is revealing its spread up the food chain

Happy New Year to all our followers! This year we’re going to try something new on Naturally Speaking – we’re going to be blogging. Our ‘Researcher Round Table’ podcasts will continue, but to keep you updated with a broader range of content, we’re also introducing guest blog posts from researchers at all career stages from across our Institute. Some will be posts about recent […]

Episode 16 – Gender inequality in Science

This latest episode of the Naturally Speaking podcast explores the increasingly prominent issue of gender inequality in science and engineering. With the help of four Institute researchers: Prof. Dan Haydon, Dr Michelle Bellingham, Dr Winnie Boner and Dr Richard Orton, we first explore the evidence for women being underrepresented in scientific research and why this bias exists. Then, we discuss […]

Episode 15 – The Science of Jaws: from shark attacks to marine biology!

In this episode, we feature a Q&A discussion that followed a recent screening of the 1975 film Jaws held at the Glasgow film theatre as part of the 2014 Glasgow Science Festival. Dr David Bailey, Dr Deborah McNeill and Dr Shaun Killen are the experts answering the questions and exploring the relative risk of shark attacks, the impact of overfishing […]

Episode 14 – Linking science and policy

FEATURED: Our most visited post of 2014 – in this episode we chat to colleagues across the Institute about how they’ve successfully communicated science into policy.

Episode 10 – Understanding Infectious Disease

Hello and welcome to our 10th podcast! In this episode we talk with Jo Halliday and Sunny Townsend about their research into epidemiology, the study of patterns, causes and effects of disease. Jo talks us through her work on the transmission of disease between people and livestock in Tanzania, and her recent paper in Philospohical Transactions of the Royal Society […]

Episode 9 – Spatial Ecology Spectacular

How do we understand and quantify the way animals move and interact with their environment? In the first podcastt of 2013 we talk with Grant Hopcraft and Jason Matthiopoulos who have recently joined IBAHCM and are both interested in spatial and movement ecology. Grant talks us through his work in the Serengeti and a recent paper in the Journal of […]