Author Archives: Judith Lock
Animal Tracker: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mpio.movebank&hl=en_GB A really great app that allows you to see the movements of hundreds of tagged animals across the world that researchers use to track organisms’ migration routes.
The Giant Squid (Architeuthis dux): After finishing up Other Minds (Peter Godfrey-Smith), a book about alien intellect and cognition in cephalopods, as well as taking a tour of the NHM’s spirit collection which houses one of the only caught Giant Squid in the world (affectionately known as “Archie” despite probably being female), I was compelled […]
(11/06/2019) Brazil wins legal fight over 100-million-year-old fossil bounty: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01781-8 (13/06/2019) Some Canadian lakes still store DDT in their mud: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/some-canadian-lakes-still-store-ddt-their-mud?tgt=nr (13/06/2019) Bermuda land snail: An animal “back from the dead”: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48527398 (14/06/2019) Many of the world’s rivers are flush with dangerous levels of antibiotics: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/world-rivers-dangerous-levels-antibiotics?tgt=nr Book of the Week (brilliant idea Tom!) […]
‘Volunteers needed for a bat project over the summer. The project is a collaboration with multiple stakeholders, such as Southampton City Council, the Bat Conservation Trust and Southampton Common Forum, investigating the effect of artificial lighting on bat behaviour in Southampton Common. Project dates are not fully confirmed as of yet but volunteers will be required on evenings/nights between […]
Forestry England: Being summer (if in name rather than weather), Forestry England in the New Forest is looking for volunteers to put their boots on and help with as much or as little as they like: https://www.forestryengland.uk/new-forest/volunteering-the-new-forest.
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cut-procrastination-pomodoro-technique-apps-software/ – this technique may help with managing your revision
Peregine – watch the next at Winchester cathedral now! http://www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk/peregrine-falcons-at-winchester-cathedral/ (thanks for the tip Bjorn!)
International Day for Biological Diversity (May 22nd) – https://www.un.org/en/events/biodiversityday/ Evolution filled a vacant niche, with the *same* species https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/05/evolution-brings-extinct-island-bird-back-existence Are chimps that different to us? https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/captive-chimps-learn-a-digging-behavior-once-thought-unique-to-humans-and-other-hominins/ The perils of harnessing hydropower https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01498-8 Lots on Twitter today for #EndangeredSpeciesDay Managing exam anxiety https://www.southampton.ac.uk/edusupport/mental_health_and_wellbeing/online_workshops/04-managing-exam-stress.page
Volunteers needed for a bat project over the summer. The project is a collaboration with multiple stakeholders, such as Southampton City Council, the Bat Conservation Trust and Southampton Common Forum, investigating the effect of artificial lighting on bat behaviour in Southampton Common. Project dates are not fully confirmed as of yet but volunteers will be required on evenings/nights between […]
Take part in BTO’s wetland bird survey https://www.bto.org/our-science/projects/webs/taking-part