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 […]

Episode 8 – How to get research funding

In the last podcast of 2012 we discuss how to source research funding and how to write successful grant proposals. Tune in for some top tips and advice from Barbara Mable, Neil Metcalfe and Kathy Dunlop! Episode 8 – How to get research funding There are hundreds of organisations that fund research, but here are a few links to the […]

Episode 7 – Fish Evolutionary Biology, Physiology, and Schooling Behaviour

After a bit of a hiatus during the summer we’re back with a somewhat fish-themed episode in which we talk with two new faculty members in the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health, and Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow. Listen as Kevin Parsons talks about his work looking at the evolutionary biology of fishes, and Shaun Killen tells us […]

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Episode 6 – Research Round Table: Foraging Gannets, Stickleback Growth, and Self-Fertilization

In this Research Round Table episode we discuss three recent research papers from within the institute: a paper by James Grecian and colleagues examining sex-based differences in foraging behaviour in gannets; a study by Who-Seung Lee, Pat Monaghan, and Neil Metcalfe studying the costs of rapid growth in sticklebacks; and a paper by Annabelle Haudry, Barbara Mable and colleagues investigating […]

Episode 5 – How to Survive a Conference

With several big conferences rapidly approaching, many students will find themselves at their first scientific conference this summer!  In this edition of the Survivor’s Guide to Academia, David Bailey, Rob Critchlow, Zara Gladman, and Shaun Killen chat about how to survive a conference. Tune in for tips on talks and posters, effective networking, making the most out of social events and […]

Episode 4 – Glasgow Science Festival Special!

Today marks the start of Glasgow Science Festival, which runs from 5th-17th June and features an array of events across the city to suit all ages and tastes, from knit-a-microbe workshops to geometric acrobatics!  The festivities kick off tonight with a celebration of 2012’s Transit of Venus. In this Naturally Speaking: Festival Special, James Buckley speaks to three event leaders, […]

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 […]