The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 2, No. 1 - 2009
Table of contents
The importance of being creative and innovative in science research, Wendy Purcell, p.1-2
The Effects of Bisphenol A on in-vitro Cell Viability of Mammalian Cell Line by Neutral Red Assay, Aidan J McGlinchey, p. 25-31.
Injuries inflicted as a predictor of winning in contests between beadlet anemones, Actinia equina, Laura Robinson, Ben Porter, Jennifer Grocott, Kendal Harrison, p. 32-49.
Meadow brown (Maniola jurtina) and marbled white (Melanargia galathea) butterfly populations on two managed grasslands in Devon, UK: Implications for conservation, Paul G Winney, p. 50-68.
An investigation on the effects of a visuospatial imagery task on smoking related craving, Marco C. Flatau, p. 69-89.
Hemispheric interaction in simple reaction time as a function of handedness, Emily Howe, p. 90-107.
Environmental Issues in Surfing – Behaviours and Attitudes, Henry J B Davies, p. 108-155.
Body Mass Changes and Voluntary Fluid Intakes of Keelboat Sailors, Samantha Norman, p. 156-183.
Environmental enrichment for mammals in captivity focusing primarily on primates, Caroline Dawson, p. 184-194.
Influences on the cleaning activity and distribution of cleaner fish, Katherine Gray, p.195-202.
Deep-Sea Coral Reefs: Distribution, Ecology & Anthropogenic Impacts, Victoria Oakham, p. 203-211.
Measures to Control Harmful Algal Blooms, Sofie Secher, p. 212-227.
Special Interest Article
Peer mentoring in Higher Education: a review of the current literature and recommendations for implementation of mentoring schemes [STUDENT/STAFF RESEARCH COLLABORATION], Poppy A Husband, Pamela A Jacobs, p. 228-241.
(University of Plymouth, 2009)A comprehensive study of the surf industry was conducted to identify the key issues within the industry. Using a sample of 125 surfers a questionnaire was performed to gain insight on green consumer behaviour and attitudes. ...
(University of Plymouth, 2009)Bisphenol-A (BPA), a known oestrogenic endocrine disruptor, has many effects in-vivo. However, most studies on its effects concentrate on this oestrogenic property and not on direct cytotoxicity. An in-vitro approach was ...
(University of Plymouth, 2009)Twenty eight undergraduate students participated in a study to examine the impact of a visuospatial imagery intervention and an articulatory cognitive intervention on self-reported smoking related craving, based on the ...
Anti-predator responses of a group of black lion tamarins (Leontopithecus chrysopygus) in reaction to a terrestrial and an aerial predator (University of Plymouth, 2009)Anti-predator training was conducted on a free-ranging group of black lion tamarins at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, in July 2007. The study aimed to investigate the anti-predator behaviours exhibited in response ...
(University of Plymouth, 2009)If the number of individuals in a population oversubscribes a resource then competition can occur and may lead to injurious fighting, if the cost of fighting is lower than the value of the resource. Here we consider how ...
(University of Plymouth, 2009)Cleaning interactions involve the removal of ectoparasites, mucus and dead tissue, by a cleaner from the skin of a cooperating fish – the client. These interactions generally benefit both the cleaner and the client, ...
Meadow brown (Maniola jurtina) and marbled white (Melanargia galathea) butterfly populations on two managed grasslands in Devon, UK: Implications for conservation (University of Plymouth, 2009)This paper reports on the effects of a management regime on two grassland sites in an agricultural landscape by using butterflies as indicators over a six-year period. This paper investigates what effects the management ...
(University of Plymouth, 2009)The introduction of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and manned submersibles has meant scientists can finally begin study deep-water scleractinian coral reefs, making valuable first-hand observations of the reefs themselves ...
(University of Plymouth, 2009)Efficiency of hemispheric interactions in simple reaction time as a function of hand preference was investigated. Research suggests that left-handed individuals have more efficient hemispheric interactions. This is possibly ...