Category: Blogs

All of the blog posts published by Naturally Speaking.

Museum specimens

You are what you eat

Ecologists have long tried to understand what animals get up to when they’re not being observed. GPS technologies have enabled unprecedented remote-tracking, but some behaviours – such as diet – are a little more tricky to track. In this post James Grecian (@JamesGrecian), a marine ecologist at the Institute, discusses a technique he uses to track the diet of seabirds across some of the world’s most remote oceans; one that relies […]

Scotland: A Tropical Hotspot?

Scotland and the tropics seem to have little in common, aside from copious amounts of rain. However, Scottish institutions are at the heart of a number of tantalising research projects looking at tropical ecology and biology. In this blog post, PhD student Laura Allen (@laurajallen) gives us a glimpse of this work, with a look at a recent conference she organised […]

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 […]

First post…

Welcome to the Naturally Speaking podcast blog! Here you’ll find links to our latest podcast, along with links to previous editions and other random things of interest. On the About page you’ll find more information about the podcast and pod-casters…