The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 4, No. 2 - 2011
Table of contents
Undergraduate student to postgraduate teacher: reflections from both sides of the coin, Daniel Zahra, p. 1-2.
Social behaviour in captive reticulated giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata): Analysis of enclosure use and social interactions between giraffes housed at Whipsnade Zoo, Stephanie Perry, p. 50-65.
The effect of an invasive species on predation rates upon intertidal barnacles, Rachel Linaker, p. 66-82.
The effect of shifting between internal and external foci of attention on throwing accuracy, Jeremy Lowen, p. 66-82.
The use of Near Infrared Spectroscopy in measuring haemodynamic response of the primary visual cortex to a visual bullseye stimulus with various spatial and temporal frequencies, Luke Perkins, p. 131-154.
A study of a translocated population of Anguis Fragilis in Cornwall, UK, Casey Fuke, p. 181-221.
Special Interest Article
Basic Astronomical Estimates, Dan Ward, Emma Sturgess, Joseph Whiteman, Laura Jenkins, p. 222-231.
A review in overhydration underlying Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia, Jahn Firth, p. 232-241.
Endotoxin tolerance and the immune system, Elyce Marshfield, p. 242-251.
Current and emerging issues in nosocomial infections and antibiotic resistance, Zoe Tridgell, p. 252-266.
Marine invertebrates in hypoxia: Developmental, behavioural, physiological and fitness responses, Rebecca Loddington, p. 267-277.
The invasive biology of the talitrid amphipod Platorchestia platensis in North West Europe, Rebekah Simpson, p. 278-292.
(University of Plymouth, 2011)Endotoxin tolerance is a phenomenon known to cause innate immune cells, like macrophages, to produce a decreased pro-inflammatory response to a pathogen associated molecular pattern (PAMP), like LPS, after pre-stimulation. ...
(University of Plymouth, 2011)Exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) is hyponatremia occurring during or up to 24 hours after prolonged physical activity. There is clear evidence that the primary cause of EAH is overconsumption of fluids relative to ...
(University of Plymouth, 2011)Antibiotic resistant pathogens are a major cause of nosocomial infections and exhibit an extraordinary ability to constantly adapt and acquire resistance determinants to overcome the effects of commonly prescribed ...
(University of Plymouth, 2011)Non-indigenous species invasions are considered a large threat to native biota however the effects of which have been relatively understudied with respect to intertidal systems. Current literature surrounds the movement ...
(University of Plymouth, 2011)A population of slow-worms were monitored throughout August and September 2010 at a roadside location near Dobwalls, Cornwall. The population was released onto the site in 2009 and one of the aims of the study was to ...
An examination of the present and future selves of adolescents: Investigating possible selves and self-esteem in relation to gender and attachment (University of Plymouth, 2011)Gender differences in self-esteem and possible selves have long been documented, in particular girls have been reported to have lower self-esteem and generate more interpersonally oriented possible selves than boys during ...
The effects of carbohydrate-electrolyte sports drinks on performance and physiological function during an 8km cycle time trial (University of Plymouth, 2011)Background: Supplementation in the form of sports drinks has in latter years become an integral part of professional and amateur exercise. Currently much of the research is directed at carbohydrate-electrolyte (CE) drink ...
Helping to promote psychological well-being at work: The role of work engagement, work stress and psychological detachment using the job demands-resources model (University of Plymouth, 2011)The job demands-resources model (JD-R model) underpinned the three main aims of this study: to provide support for the JD-R model‟s account of work engagement and work stress in relation to psychological well-being; to ...
(University of Plymouth, 2011)The talitrid amphipod Platorchestia platensis (Kröyer, 1845) is an invasive species which has been spreading along European coasts over the last 150 years. This paper will review what is known of the distribution of P. ...
(University of Plymouth, 2011)Hypoxia is occurring in the marine environment all around the world as a result of human activities and natural biological processes such as eutrophication and water stratification. Low levels of dissolved oxygen (DO) ...