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Episode 33: Masters of Science—Quantifying life

Welcome to the first in a three-part series of podcasts we like to call “MASTERS OF SCIENCE (and Research)”. Here, Naturally Speaking’s James Burgon (@JamesBurgon) and Karen Hotopp (@KarenHotopp, in her podcast debut) are taking on the Institute’s three Masters courses one by one: MSc in Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation and Epidemiology MSc. Animal Welfare Science, Ethics & Law MRes. Ecology & […]

Episode 30 – Earth, Wind, Water, Fire. . . and Competition?

Earth, Wind, Water, Fire. . . and Competition? Understanding tree community dynamics across the savanna landscape. Have you ever wondered why trees grow in some areas but not in others? In the African savanna landscape, this pattern may be explained with a little help from the natural elements and ecological relationships. Professor Ricardo Holdo of the University of Missouri seeks to understand […]

Episode 17 – Social Media and Science Communication

  Episode 17 – Social Media and Science Communication   In the latest instalment in our Survivor’s Guide to Academia, we discuss how researchers can use social media to connect with other scientists, and more importantly, the general public. Shaun Killen asks James Grecian, Jim Caryl, and Jamie Gallagher about their experiences with using social media, the various platforms that are […]

Episode 2 – Research Round Table: Wild Dogs, Sheep Testes, Bovine TB

This episode is the first of what we’re calling “Research Round Tables”, in which we’ll be summarizing some recent work from the Institute. Other episodes will also feature interviews/discussions with institute researchers about specific projects, but with these episodes we hope to briefly cover a wider range of research topics (and have a bit of fun at the same time). […]

Episode 1 – Surviving Your Viva!

Finally! Our first ever podcast episode, in which Zara Gladman, Leoni de Wert, Rowland Kao, and Shaun Killen discuss how to survive your viva – the oral examination that every PhD student must pass before receiving their degree. Have a listen and let us know what you think! Naturally Speaking Episode 1 UPDATE: We revisited this topic in a later […]