Fast publication from Zoology undergraduate

Issued: Thu, 07 Jun 2018 15:19:00 BST

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Professor Roger Downie, Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, writes:

Is this a record? Erik Paterson, one of this session’s Zoology final year students, carried out his research project on Scotland’s largest population of great crested newts at Gartcosh, North Lanarkshire, last summer.

The project report was submitted for assessment in January. With my encouragement, Erik decided to submit a version for publication.

It has been reviewed, revised and accepted already and will appear in the latest edition (volume 143) of the Herpetological Bulletin under the title ‘Changes in relative population size detection rates of great crested newts over time’.

Other undergraduates who have done excellent projects, please note!