Category: Focus on Research

Episode 18 – On the Wings of a Giant, Interview with Richard Phillips (British Antarctic Survey)

This is the first in our series of Naturally Speaking Shorts where we interview visiting and IBAHCM researchers about their work and how they ended up in science. In this episode, we interview University of Glasgow alumnus, Dr. Richard Phillips (British Antarctic Survey), about his work with albatrosses in South Georgia and his advice for young ecologists entering the field. Tune […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 3 – Focus on Research: Baby Bunnies and Juvenile Salmon

In this episode James Buckley and Shaun Killen chat with Institute researchers Dominic McCafferty and Donald Reid. Dominic tells us about how he’s used thermal imaging to see how baby rabbits – which are born completely without fur – are able to help keep themselves warm by huddling together. Donald then talks about how, for juvenile salmon, habitat complexity and unpredictable food sources […]