The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 1, No. 2 - 2008
Table of contents
Expression and Localisation of Wave Isoforms in Human Schwann and Schwannoma Cells. Marei Schmid, p. 19-29
Is there a visitor effect on Abyssinian Ground Hornbills (Bucorvus abyssinicus), Papuan Wreathed Hornbills (Aceros plicatus), Wrinkled Hornbills (Aceros corrugatus) and Toco Toucans (Ramphastos toco) in a captive zoo environment? Susanna Thicks, p. 30-55
Organisational Commitment: Buffer of Work Stress? Laura Jones, p. 142-185
Seeing the bigger picture: an amblyopic advantage in the global integration of moving visual information? Hannah Jeffery, p. 186-220
An investigation into the cardiac implications of bradycardia in marine sports practitioners. Antony Cole, p. 221-242
American Mink (Mustela vison) and its impact on native species in the UK. Alex Rey, p. 302-314
The Role of Zooxanthellae in Marine Invertebrates. Jonathan Wallen, p. 315-324
Approach Latency in Domestic Animals. Rachel Farquhar, p. 325-334
Special interest article
Taking Stock of the World's Species [POSTER]. Samantha Russell, p. 354
The haemolytic effect of verapamil on erythrocytes exposed to varying osmolarity [ABSTRACT AND LINK TO FULL PUBLISHED ARTICLE]. Tim Watts, Richard Handy, p. 355
(University of Plymouth, 2008)The importance of zooxanthellae in marine environments cannot be understated. Their role as a source of nutritive energy to corals underpins the success of reef-building systems worldwide, forming some of the most productive ...
(University of Plymouth, 2008)Work stress has been linked to negative health outcomes; however, evidence has shown that organisational commitment can act as a buffer to work stress. This is known as the buffering hypothesis of commitment. It was ...
Variation in both male and female secondary sexual characters in the diving beetle, Agabus bipustulatus (L.) (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) (University of Plymouth, 2008)Sexual conflict and intersexual arms races occur due to the differing evolutionary interests between the sexes. Under the model of sexual conflict it is predicted that this will lead to sexual dimorphism, common in diving ...
Is there a visitor effect on Abyssinian Ground Hornbills (Bucorvus abyssinicus), Papuan Wreathed Hornbills (Aceros plicatus), Wrinkled Hornbills (Aceros corrugatus) and Toco Toucans (Ramphastos toco) in a captive zoo environment? (University of Plymouth, 2008)Research into the possible effects that zoo visitors have on the captive animals they come to visit is still relatively poorly understood. Most of the studies all ready completed have used non-human primate subjects, but ...
Seeing the bigger picture: an amblyopic advantage in the global integration of moving visual information? (University of Plymouth, 2008)Devices used to incorporate global information by normal and amblyopic eyes were investigated using the Classification Image (CI) technique. An orientation task with randomly orientated tilting Gabor patches and a ...
(University of Plymouth, 2008)The haemolytic effect of verapamil on red blood cells (RBCs) exposed to varying osmolarity was investigated. The experimental approach used a modified red cell haemolysis assay with concentrations of verapamil ranging ...
(University of Plymouth, 2008)Scientists are to establish a giant catalogue of life - to, in effect, “barcode” every species on Earth. "is poster aims to provide an overview of DNA barcoding: what is it? and why is it controversial?
"Does he know I’m his brother?" A Multi-Method Inquiry into Sibling Relationships Involving Children with Disabilities (University of Plymouth, 2008)A mixed method approach was used to investigate the impact of disability and family-size on sibling relationships. The quantitative component used a questionnaire to analyse 191 sibling dyads in terms of companionship, ...
A critical evaluation of the symbiotic association between tropical tube-dwelling Polychaetes and their Hermatypic coral hosts, with a focus on Spirobranchus giganteus (Pallas, 1766) (University of Plymouth, 2008)Coral reefs are high in species diversity with a low effective population size for most species and a high incidence of specific co-evolved relationships. Hermatypic corals are associated with, and attract a variety of, ...
(University of Plymouth, 2008)Introduced alien species are recognised to be a major threat to native biodiversity. The American mink (Mustela vison) is a highly adaptable, naturalised predator in the UK, introduced as part of the fur trade in the ...