Category: 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)

Enjoying the SCENEry

Living at the SCENE field station offers many magical moments given its wild setting. In this post Behind the SCENE’s Angus Lothian tells us us about some of his favourite adventures and shares his most memorable photos.

Deer, ticks and Scottish sunshine

For the most part, contracting diseases from wildlife is not something we need to think about in the UK particularly often. However, Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis, is one that any visitors to our stunning countryside must be aware of. This bacterial infection, spread by the bite of blood sucking ticks, can lead to severe and long-lasting symptoms, though if caught […]

Tracking salmon from the journals to the sea

SCENE has been a part of many collaborations over the years, including the IBIS project, which is coming to an end this summer. IBIS spanned Ireland and Scotland, creating many opportunities for high quality research focusing on freshwater and marine environments. Masters student Angus Lothian is hoping to carry on that tradition as he travels to northern Scotland to follow […]

Birds and Trees: Doing Research in SCENE’s woodlands

SCENE has been home to many research projects over the years. While many of these have been short studies focused on individual researchers’ interests, some study systems have provided a wealth of possibilities leading to decades of detailed and diverse research projects. One such system is the blue tit population inhabiting the woodlands around the research station. Masters student Simon […]

Making SCENE tick: The whirlwind efforts of Rona Brennan

The cast and crew of SCENE work hard in many differing roles, from making sure the aquaria are working correctly to setting up visitor days and stays—each a vital part of bringing the facility to life. At the end of 2015 three of our Masters students (Eleanor, Angus and Simon) introduced us to their new blogging initiative—Behind the SCENE. This month […]

A sneak peek ‘Behind the SCENE’

Thought all the exciting research in the Institute was centred in Glasgow city itself? Think again! On the banks of Loch Lomond sits the University’s field station, the Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (SCENE), which hosts an array of exciting field and lab based studies. SCENE’s remote location means that staff and students can be resident for […]