The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 3, No. 2 - 2010
Table of contents
Developing students as researchers – it’s all a muddle, Pauline Kneale, p. 1-2.
The effect of forest edges on the community structure of tropical fruit-feeding butterflies, Claire Armstrong, p. 3-17.
Nine Years On: Revisiting the Pond Communities of the Lizard Peninsula, UK, Billie Rowan, p. 40-59.
The therapeutic effects of working with Dartmoor Ponies: a pathfinding project, Dawn Chaplin, p. 60-91.
The effect of physiological arousal on item and associative memory consolidation, Lucinda Stirton, p. 92-112.
Moderating the influence of a prime: can self-focused attention inhibit response preparation behaviour in an interpersonal context? Alexandra Wyatt-Barton, p. 164-180.
Holocene sea-level changes in the Bristol Channel - Evidence from Porlock, Somerset, UK, Thomas Lawrence, p. 233-280.
Mate choice in fish: a review, Hannah Gardner, p. 281-288.
Beneficial roles of microorganisms in the coral reef ecosystem, Katie Laming, p. 289-299.
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)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 ...
(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
Does affective commitment decrease the level of stress reported in teachers? A comparison of primary and secondary school teachers (University of Plymouth, 2010)Occupational stress has been established as a predictor of low physical and psychological well-being. Organisational commitment can act as a buffer to the adverse effects of stress. Two types of commitment (affective and ...
(University of Plymouth, 2010)The area of Animal Assisted Therapy, and in particular therapy with Equines, was investigated to assess whether this sort of therapy could contribute to Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL). It was proposed ...
The effect of different dosages of caffeine on time to exhaustion in prolonged exercise in trained athletes (a meta analysis) (University of Plymouth, 2010)Background The world anti doping organisation removed caffeine from the banned list of substances in 2004; yet, research shows over recent years caffeine has become one of the most widely used ergogenic aids by athletes ...
(University of Plymouth, 2010)Artificial edges in tropical forests are known to have profound effects on microclimate, tree mortality, forest structure, and community composition. While edges between continuous forest and clear felled stands have been ...