Tag: Biology

Marine Physiology – Professor John Spicer

TEDx speaker John Spicer is a professor of Marine Zoology at Plymouth University. John has served various national and international committees, and published research papers internationally. He has also published 6 academic books. John’s research focuses on the effect that changing environmental conditions has on the physiology of marine organisms.   How would you describe …

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Sexual Selection – Professor Matt Gage

Today’s interview is with Dr Matt Gage from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Matt is a professor of Evolutionary Ecology. His research interests focus on reproduction, sexual selection, and conflict. Matt’s research especially focuses on sperm form and function. To carry out his research into reproduction he uses a number of animals including fish, …

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Animal Communication – Dr. Sarah Collins

Dr Sarah Collins is an associate professor of animal behaviour and welfare at Plymouth University where she has worked for the past 10 years. Her work focuses on communication, especially bird songs. In this interview she shares a bit more about her work, how she got to this position, and some of the challenges of …

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Animal Migration – Professor Rory Wilson

Let me introduce Rory Wilson, Professor of Zoology at Swansea University. Rory’s work focuses on animal movement, migration, and behaviour. In particular, he focuses on marine vertebrates. He was named one of Britain’s top 50 most influential conservation heroes by the BBC Wildlife Magazine! Rory also worked on the Great Migrations series for National Geographic as the …

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Conservation Ecologist – Dr. Aldina Franco

We have another opportunity to gain some insight into life as a researcher. This week we are joined by Dr. Aldina Franco. Aldina is a senior lecturer at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the School of Environmental Sciences. Her research group aims to provide evidence to support effective conservation methods around the world. …

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Aquatic Scientist – Professor Kam Tang

It’s time for another interview with an amazing researcher! Professor Kam Tang holds a personal chair in Biosciences at Swansea University. An aquatic scientist, Kam’s work focuses on plankton ecology, biogeochemistry, and he has a particular interest in interdisciplinary research. How would you describe your work to a 10yr old? I am an aquatic biologist, meaning I study …

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Ecologist and Conservationist – Dr. John Griffin

I am delighted to be able to start this series! We will be getting an insight into the life and work of scientific researchers. First of all let me introduce Dr John Griffin. John is a senior lecturer at Swansea University, Wales, with keen interests in biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and coastal ecology. He attained his PhD …

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