Tue, 13 Dec 2016 15:43:00 GMT
The Scottish Chough project was given a highly commended award in the Species Champion Category in the 2016 'Nature of Scotland Awards' . The project is a collaborative one involving the Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen, Scotland's Rural College, and the Scottish Chough Study Group. The award, presented by the broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham at a ceremony in Edinburgh, was in recognition of the scientific work carried out by the group in relation to chough conservation.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:03:00 GMT
This quarter's newsletter of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI) features an article from PhD student Agnieszka Magierecka about her research on transgenerational effects of chronic maternal stress experience in sticklebacks.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:20:00 GMT
Several members of PALS joined for a day at Scene discussing ongoing research and new collaborations. Highlights of the day were science speeddating, short presentations, discussions about our joint skillset and stunning loch views during a refreshing lunchtime walk.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:01:00 GMT
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 15:08:00 GMT
Congratulations to Darryl McLennan on the successful defence of his PhD thesis on 'Life history and environmental effects on telomere dynamics in Atlantic salmon' (passed with no corrections). The Examiners were Mats Olsson (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) and Colin Adams, and the Convenor was Jan Lindström.
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:14:00 BST
A new meta-analysis shows that oxidative stress oxidative stress is both a constraint on and a cost of growth. The work by Shona Smith, Ruedi Nager and David Costantini is published in the journal Ecology and Evolution.
Thu, 03 Dec 2015 13:53:00 GMT
Prof. Pat Monaghan was awarded the annual medal of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour, ASAB, at their winter conference. The medal is for contributions to the science of animal behaviour Full details on this page
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 13:49:00 GMT
During the first week of November 2015 members of the PALS group hosted a workshop on comparative aspects of telomere biology, funded by a Leverhulme International network Grant. The workshop involved 25 invited participants from around the world (Europe, USA, Canada, Australia), all experts in the field, and took place at a small hotel in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland. Read the storified tweets about the conference here