Student Impact

Whales: Beneath the surface @ Natural History Museum Lates

Join Ellen Coombs and other whale biologists for an evening at the Natural History Museum. As part of their Museum Lates series, Ellen will present spectacular specimens from the collections, including part of a whale foetus, a narwhal replica tusk and a sperm whale’s tooth, and will reveal incredible cetacean feeding and communication strategies. The event is free to attend.

Sarah Jones performs for Science Showoff at Bluedot Festival

Sarah Jones performed stand-up comedy for Science Showoff at Bluedot Festival in July 2017.

Whale Weekender at UCL Grant Museum

The Grant Museum of Zoology set itself the challenge of re-building its largest specimen, a northern bottle-nosed whale skeleton, and they asked the public to join in and help clean 157 years’ worth off dust off their whale skeleton and reassemble it during a two-day event at UCL in July 2017. DTP student Ellen Coombs volunteered at the event and took over the Grant Museum twitter account for a day.

Frontiers in Natural Environment Research Student Conference

Registration and abstract submission are now open for the 2017 joint student-led summer conference, Frontiers in Natural Environment Research. The conference offers a fantastic place to present your work to peers in a relaxed and engaging environment, and network across the three DTPs. London NERC DTP, London SSCP DTP, and Reading & Surrey SCENARIO DTP students and supervisors are warmly invited to attend.

Cohort 3 Student Seminar Series

Cohort 3 students have organised a monthly seminar series giving the opportunity for three students to present 15 minute talks on their subject of choice. Students can volunteer to present their work, and each event includes one biotic talk, one abiotic talk, and one ‘wildcard’.

Field Adventures Lunchtime Talk at the Grant Museum

The next ‘Field Adventures’ lunch time talk will feature cohort 3 student Dan Nicholson, talking about his jungle field experiences.

Field Adventures Lunchtime Talk at the Grant Museum

The next ‘Field Adventures’ lunch time talk will feature cohort 1 student Sam Jones talking about his field experiences from Peru and Mozambique.

DTP Student writes POST Brief on Environment Crime

DTP student Daniella Rabaiotti co-authored a POST Briefing on Environment Crime as part of her RCUK Policy Internship with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

Student Blog Reaches Almost 700,000 Reads

DTP student Matilda Brindle garnered media attention for her new publication in The Proceedings of the Royal Society B, exploring the evolution of the baculum in primates and carnivores. Her excellent summary written for The Conversation, entitled “How penis bones help primates win the mating game – and why humans might have lost theirs” received… Read More ›

DTP Student Features in Seed Biology Video

DTP student Waheed Arshad has been featured in a promotional video about seed biology research produced by Royal Holloway

Environment YES 2016

DTP students Alexander Koch, Phoebe Maund, Natalie Bakker and Alix Green took part in this year’s Environment YES scheme. Environment YES is a venture designed to develop business awareness and an understanding of entrepreneurship in UK environmental postgraduate students and postdoctoral scientists. This goal is achieved through a competition in which those participating prepare a… Read More ›

Quaternary Research Association Grant Awarded to DTP Student

DTP student Lucy Roberts has been awarded the Quaternary Research Association New Research Worker’s Award, worth £700 for her fieldwork to collect lake sediment samples to investigate the impacts of salinity change on coastal lakes & wetlands ecology.

Environment YES 2015

DTP student Tatsiana Barychka and her colleague in the UCL Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, Sergio Milheiras took part in this year’s Environment YES scheme. Environment YES is a venture designed to develop business awareness and an understanding of entrepreneurship in UK environmental postgraduate students and postdoctoral scientists. This goal is achieved through a… Read More ›

Perspectives on Environmental Change

The two NERC Doctoral Training Programmes based in London – London NERC DTP and my own Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet DTP held a joint conference for students on the 1st and 2nd September at King’s College London.

Freshwater invasives – networking for strategy

DTP student Emily Smith will be presenting her research at the Freshwater Invasives – Networking for Strategy (FINS-II) conference this week at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Emily’s PhD is investigating the movement of invasive species into the UK, with particular focus on Angling as a conduit for invasive aquatic species.

DTP Students Present at Environmental Dynamics Talks

First year DTP Students Eleanore Heasley, Mattia Mancini, and Rory Walsh will be presenting their research at the Kings College London Environmental Dynamics research group departmental talks today.

Sally Faulkner tweets for Biotweeps

DTP Student Sally Faulkner volunteered for Biotweeps this week, sharing her expertise on conservation, geographic profiling and statistics. Biotweeps is a Twitter account, blog and Facebook page which features a different biologist every week. You can read more about Sally’s research on the Biotweeps blog. “I am now a computer scientist and people send me… Read More ›

How protected areas influence their surroundings

In a study recently published in Conservation Biology, Judith Ament, a London NERC DTP PhD student working at the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, UCL, investigated how South African national parks influence land-cover loss outside their boundaries. Judith Ament and Prof. Graeme Cumming of the University of Cape Town, found evidence for both positive and negative spillover in different regions of South Africa. Originally posted by CBER News.

DTP Students Present at UCL GEE Symposium

First year DTP students Chris Doble, Sam Finnegan and Filipa Sampaio will be presenting talks on their PhD projects at the UCL Department of Genetics, Evolution & Environment’s 2016 Post-Graduate Symposium today. Chris will be explaining his project on the impact of anthropogenic disturbance on Lake Tanganyika’s benthic communities, Sam Finnegan will introduce his PhD… Read More ›

Water Words Profiles Dan Mills

Dan Mills is a NERC-funded PhD researcher studying with King’s Water on a London Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship. NERC-DTP offers students the chance to explore environmental science issues through PhD research supported by additional programming focused on multidisciplinary learning, employability skills, and science policy. Dan began his work in the Department of Geography in April 2015.

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