Author Archives: Judith Lock
From Patrick Doncaster (thank you!) – https://www.naturevolunteers.uk/ – find UK projects that match your interests in helping nature
The big news, hopefully you’ve seen this everywhere – Humans are driving one million species to extinction https://www.ipbes.net/news/Media-Release-Global-Assessment. There have been mixed responses on social media, look at #IPBES on Twitter. In particular, Andy Purvis from NHM explaining to Toby Young how 1 they estimated 1 million, and that it is a good estimation. It […]
Zoology graduate, Phoebe Cross has sent her top tips for graduate ecologist jobs http://www.ecologyconsultancy.co.uk/top-tips-for-graduate-ecologist-jobs/
Plant Health Undergraduate Studentships 2019 Nine summer studentship projects on plant health are available for bioscience undergraduates. The selected students will work with leading plant health researchers, gaining great experience as well as receiving a bursary. The projects will run for 10 weeks over summer 2019. The studentships are arranged by the UK Plant Sciences […]
Bee fly https://www.discoverwildlife.com/animal-facts/insects-invertebrates/bee-flies/
Nature volunteers – https://www.naturevolunteers.uk/ The website advertises UK-wide opportunities to volunteer that students can use either as placements or as extracurricular ways of enhancing their employability.
Why zebras are stripey https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/02/why-do-zebras-have-stripes-flies/583114/?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_medium=social&utm_term=2019-02-20T19%3A00%3A05&utm_content=edit-promo Small ermine moths produce ultrasound as defence against bat predation https://medium.com/@GrrlScientist/deaf-moths-use-ultrasound-to-warn-hungry-bats-theyre-poisonous-38d465ab6253?source=friends_link&sk=db4b5414dbd82953812540a956351504 National plan monitoring scheme is looking for volunteers to survey 1km squares across the UK https://www.npms.org.uk/content/how-get-involved Scientists rise up against statistical significance https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00857-9
The Green Stories project in Southampton Business School has its first outputs now available to buy https://www.amazon.co.uk/Resurrection-Trust-Stories-sustainably-competition-ebook/dp/B07NVNGHF3/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=resurrection+trust&qid=1552388952&s=gateway&sr=8-1. Their next round of competitions will be starting soon, details available from April on their website www.greenstories.org.uk, including: stage plays, radio dramas/comedies, full-length novel, full-length film screenplay, short story, 6-part TV series, interactive fiction.
Internships with the wildlife trust – these were advertised a while ago, but sadly we had only 1 applicant from Biological Sciences. Debbie from the wildlife trust and I arrange these internships each year, with biosci students in mind. We are ideally looking for 3rd or 4th year students, to spend 10 weeks part-time on […]