Monday, 12 August 2013

Run rabbit, run

Yvan Russell's research on predator evasion has had recent headline coverage - follow this link.

The work was presented by his collaborators at the recent Behaviour 2013 conference, held at the Gateshead Sage Centre.  The abstracts can be perused here.

This meeting was a joint gathering of the International Ethology Conference and the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour, and was some 900 delegates strong.  An exciting array of keynote speakers were arranged, and the quality of the papers I saw whilst there was uniformly excellent.  Some very interesting science being done.

Perhaps of broader interest to the department was the work of Iain Couzin (Princeton) on group behaviours.  This video link gives a short version of his talk.

Tom Dickins

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Success and conceptual dispersal

Nicky Payne and Suzan Lewis (PI) in the Business School along with some external colleagues have been successful in obtaining a ESRC research seminar series grant.   They have been awarded £23,536 for a series on work-life balance in the recession and beyond.   This is great news and I am sure we will all be interested in the outcome of the discussions too.

Also, Olga van den Akker has been spreading the word on the BBC.  She appear on Eddie Nestor's show and can be heard talking about sex and relationships.

Tom Dickins