Student Impact

Student takes part in Greenland Research Cruise

DTP student Stephen Long has been part of a ZSL team of scientists that embarked on a research voyage around west Greenland to survey the deep sea. Related links: ZSL Wild Science Blog: Sea cucumbers, carnivorous sponges and other deep sea creatures Exploring the habitats on the seabed of West Greenland

Student authors book, “The Orchid Hunter”

DTP student Leif Bersweden has published a book entitled, “The Orchid Hunter: A young botanist’s search for happiness“. The book chronicles Leif’s mission one summer – to find every species of orchid native to the British Isles, a task nobody had ever managed within a single growing season. Related events: Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford –… Read More ›

Student co-authors popular science book, “Does it Fart?”

DTP student Dani Rabaiotti has co-authored a popular science book with Nick Caruso entitled “Does it Fart? A Definitive Guide to Animal Flatulence“. The book began as an innocent question on Twitter, which sparked the imagination of scientists and non-scientists alike. The result is an authoritative guide to animal flatulence, with contributions from dozens of… Read More ›

Students co-author magazine article

DTP students Sally Faulkner and Michael Stevens have co-authored an article for Chalkdust Magazine on geographic profiling, entitled: “Geographic Profiling: Murder, Maths, Malaria and Mammals“. Imagine you’re a police officer working on a huge case of serial crime. You’ve been handed the list of suspects, but to your horror 268,000 names are on it! You… Read More ›

Ocean Family Festival

DTP student Ellen Coombs will be speaking at the Ocean Family Festival at the Natural History Museum, London on the 25th and 26th October as part of the “Wonderful Whales” show.

Student joins the Functional Ecology Blog

DTP student Richard Beason has joined the team at Functional Ecologists, the official blog for the Journal Functional Ecology. Read his first post, “Meet the researcher – Richard Beason“ You can follow Rich’s posts here.

Frontiers in Natural Environment Research – 2017 Student Conference

Read the storify from this year’s joint DTP student conference at Imperial College London.

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 ›

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