Student Impact

Student features in the Angling Times

DTP student Emily Smith has been interviewed about her PhD research on invasive species for the Angling Times.

Student article published in The Conversation

DTP student Sam Jones has written an article for The Conversation entitled “Yellowhammer: the Brexit bird with a story to tell about the EU”, about the impact of agricultural policy on this farmland bird.

Natural Flood Management Videos

DTP student Olly van Biervliet has produced several short youtube videos about his PhD project work on natural flood management and carbon sequestration in Scotland.

Searching for plastic in the belly of a seal

DTP student Alex McGoran was interviewed by The Natural History Museum about her research into microplastics and the recent post mortem of a Thames Estuary Seal.

Mozambique: Islands in the sky

DTP student Sam Jones has written an article for Geographical Magazine about his recent expedition to Mozambique.

Student research on microplastics featured on BBC News

DTP student Alex McGoran was interviewed by BBC News about her research into microplastics and their impact on aquatic organisms. As part of her PhD, Alex took part in a recent post mortem of a Thames Estuary Seal at the Natural History Museum, in the hopes of better understanding how plastic pollution is impacting these creatures.

Deep-Sea Research in Greenland

Watch this 360 degree video taken by the ZSL Science team on board the Paamiut Arctic Research Vessel in Greenland, where DTP student Stephen Long conducted some of his PhD research.

Pressure Cooker in Mexico City

DTP student Lucy Buck wrote about her recent trip to Mexico for the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) blog, where she took part in the first 24-hour Pressure Cooker as part of the Understanding Risk Conference.

WildFlower Hour – Men Who Stare at Orchids

DTP student Leif Bersweden was interviewed for the latest episode of the Wild Flower Hour Podcast about his research on Orchids.

Students take part in Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

DTP students have been helping to run ZSL’s “Where The Wild Things Are” stall at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition this year, engaging the public with their research into wildlife ecology and conservation.

Student research makes headlines

In a new study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, a team led by Huw Groucutt and Michael D. Petraglia and including DTP student Richard Clark-Wilson, has made headlines around the world for their discovery of an 88,000 year old fossilised finger bone from a lake site in Saudi Arabia, challenging the idea that humans… Read More ›

Student presents at Nature Live

DTP student Ellen Coombes presented a Nature Live talk on Microplastics and Whales, as part of the Natural History Museum’s Operation Earth event on Sunday the 8th April.

Student research featured in BBC News article

A new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, led by DTP student Andrew Knapp has been featured on the BBC News website. Read the full paper: Knapp et al. (2018) Patterns of divergence in the morphology of ceratopsian dinosaurs: sympatry is not a driver of ornament evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society… Read More ›

Anglers take action to halt spread of invasive species as Check, Clean, Dry campaign starts to hit home

More anglers are taking steps to stop the spread of ‘alien’ species which pose a threat to the UK’s fish stocks and aquatic environments. Research conducted by the Angling Trust showed that almost half of anglers surveyed were now classed as ‘low risk’ – meaning they cleaned and dried equipment every time they returned from fishing – compared to just 21% five years ago. Originally posted by The Angling Trust.

Student Introduces Natural Flood Management Project

DTP student Olly van Biervliet has made a video about his PhD project on natural flood management, which is available to view on the Van Walt You Tube channel.

Student presents Nature Live Talk

DTP student Ellen Coombes will be presenting a Nature Live talk about The Social Side of the Killer Whale‘ at the Natural History Museum at 3pm on the 26th January 2018, where she’ll be discussing the social side of orcas, from close-knit relationships in family pods to sophisticated hunting techniques involving highly cooperative behaviour. Later… Read More ›

GAIA Masters student paper award

We are excited to announce that London DTP Student Rory Walshe received the GAIA Masters student paper award 2016 for his entry ‘Ayni, Ayllu, Yanantin and Chanincha: The Cultural Values Enabling Adaptation to Climate Change in Peruvian Andean Communities‘. The award comes with prize money of €1500, endowed by the Selbach Environmental Foundation, and a… Read More ›

Student appears as guest on Wild Flower Hour Podcast

DTP student Leif Bersweden appeared as a guest on the first ever Wild Flower Half Hour Podcast.

Selina Groh Uncovers Crocodilian Evolution

DTP student Selina Groh brought Crocodile evolution to the public this Good Friday at the Natural History Museum London. Her stall offered members of the public at Museum Lates the chance to see crocodile specimens up close, including extinct specimens as well as modern day species.

Students take part in Wallmas Talks

DTP students presented talks as part of the Center For Ecology and Evolution’s annual festival celebration, Wallmas.

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