The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 03 - 2010
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(University of Plymouth, 2010)Coral reef biodiversity has declined over the past few decades and despite recent significant scientific interest in reefs in light of noticeable effects of climate change on this fragile habitat there is still much ...
An investigation of the risks for human health from bio-available and bio-accessible arsenic in the Tamar catchment using human hair bio-markers and geochemical data (University of Plymouth, 2010)Geologic mineralisation and anthropogenic exploitation in the Tamar catchment of south-west England have resulted in an environment enriched with arsenic, a recognised carcinogen and systemic toxicant that can target many ...
(University of Plymouth, 2010)The surface distribution and elevation of contemporary intertidal foraminifera can be used as modern analogues to reconstruct former sea levels based on fossil foraminifera assemblages. A transfer function for southwest ...
(University of Plymouth, 2010)Prof Pauline Kneale, Director, The Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Environmental factors and patterns of behaviour in zoo-housed Sumatran tigers, Panthera tigris sumatrae (University of Plymouth, 2010)This study investigated how increased environmental predictability in captivity can impact upon animal behaviour. ‘Busyness’ was piloted as a method of measuring activity in relation to environmental factors and observations ...
(University of Plymouth, 2010)People tend to overestimate their affective reactions to emotional events, exhibiting the so-called impact bias. One factor underlying this bias is a cognitive mechanism known as focalism, the tendency to focus too narrowly ...
The cytotoxic effect of Glycerophospholipid: Cholesterol Acyltransferase (GCAT) on mammalian and fish cell lines in vitro (University of Plymouth, 2010)Glycerophospholipid: cholesterol acyltransferase (GCAT) is an enzyme produced by the bacteria Aeromonas salmonicida. A. salmonicida is the causative agents of the fish disease furunculosis and GCAT is an important enzyme ...
Common house spiders could be vectors of Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (University of Plymouth, 2010)Aim: To identify whether common household spiders such as Tegenaria saeva and Amaurobius ferox are likely vectors and reservoirs for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Methods and Results: Spiders were tested ...