The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 5, No. 2 - 2012
Table of contents
Work placements as research-based learning – a student and employer perspective, Stephanie Rooke, Georgina Lamb, p. 1-3.
Investigation of the vasorelaxant properties of Nitroxyl during altered glycaemic conditions, Kimberley Sams, p. 31-43.
A preliminary study into the use of canopy invertebrates and sampling techniques in relation to forest indicators in a fragmented Scottish woodland – application and management, Natalie Walsh, p. 44-79.
In Vitro assessment of the survivability of Lactobacillus casei DN-114 001 and Lactobacillus casei Shirota, within commercialised food matrices, in the upper gastrointestinal tract, Rosie Wills, p. 80-91.
Project articles - Engineering
Effects of algal toxicity on the clearance rate of the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis), Samantha Bowgen, p. 92-104.
Project articles - Psychology
Comparing risk-taking and digit ratio (2D:4D) in offenders and non-offenders, Taja Anderson, p. 105-120.
The effect of ITGD sensitivity and contact on attitudes towards burqas, Sophie Augarde, p. 121-144.
Effects of a gardening task on chocolate craving, Sarah-Jane Baugh, p. 145-164.
The positive effects of aquarium visits on children’s behaviour: A behavioural observation, Hazel Cocker, p. 165-181.
The use of errorless learning in the rehabilitation of Action Disorganisation Syndrome: a case study, Blaize Dymond, p. 182-202.
Investigating placebo mechanisms: could a PDP system exist? Francesca Payne, p. 203-223.
Mood affective outcomes from alternate learning strategies: cognitive flexibility and dyslexic education, Dylan Williams, p. 224-243.
Project articles - Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
A critical analysis of the Kyoto Protocol using Monte Carlo simulation and MAGICC, Penny Lambert, p. 270-329.
Spatial and temporal patterns of erosion along the Holderness coastline, North East Yorkshire, UK, Verity Macfarlane, p. 330-388.
Facies analysis and diagenesis of late Pleistocene shoreline sands, Saunton, North Devon, Sophie Young, p. 486-543.
Fluorescent proteins and chromoproteins in phylum: Cnidaria, Mario Lewis, p. 544-557.
The effects of logging and fragmentation on bird diversity, Bethan McCarthy, p. 558-568.
The ecology of tardigrades, Emma Northcote-Smith, p. 569-580.
The conservation biology and ecology of the African leopard Panthera pardus pardus, Ross Tyzack Pitman, p. 581-600.
Biologging science: advances in our knowledge of seabirds and their behaviours, David Evans, p. 601-616.
How will ocean acidification affect marine photosynthetic organisms? A review, Michael Jarrold, p. 617-634.
(University of Plymouth, 2012)There is an increasing problem of erosion in coastal environments, particularly in soft material cliffs which need to be protected; migration to these environments is increasing, up to 75% more of the total population is ...
(University of Plymouth, 2012)Deforestation and forest degradation is occurring globally at an alarming rate. The annual net loss of forest cover has been reduced in the past decade through sustainable forest management and conservation measures. ...
(University of Plymouth, 2012)Offenders differ from non-offenders in their propensity to engage in risk-taking behaviour. The ratio of the index and ring fingers (2D:4D), a proxy of prenatal testosterone exposure, has been linked to risk-taking ...
(University of Plymouth, 2012)Atmospheric carbon dioxide is increasing year on year, mainly as a result of burning fossil fuels. Although carbon dioxide dissolves in the oceans, mitigating atmospheric effects, it does result in a reduction of the ...
The use of errorless learning in the rehabilitation of Action Disorganisation Syndrome: a case study (University of Plymouth, 2012)This case study investigates the use of errorless learning in the rehabilitation of action disorganisation syndrome (ADS). Case DL suffered 2 traumatic brain injuries to the frontal lobes (2002 and 2010) and presents with ...
A preliminary study into the use of canopy invertebrates and sampling techniques in relation to forest indicators in a fragmented Scottish woodland – application and management (University of Plymouth, 2012)Caledonian forests within the Scottish Highlands have experienced severe fragmentation and currently remain as small isolated habitats. Canopy invertebrates within these forests play an important role in ecosystem functioning ...
Mood affective outcomes from alternate learning strategies: cognitive flexibility and dyslexic education (University of Plymouth, 2012)It is theorized that persons with dyslexia and associated conditions may be vulnerable to negative wellbeing, alongside academic deficiency, which has been focused on more widely. This study aims to investigate this theory ...
(University of Plymouth, 2012)Nitroxyl (HNO) is currently a vasorelaxant of high interest, but as yet its mechanisms of action have not been fully elucidated. It is thought that HNO acts on KV channels to mediate vasorelaxation, and this has been shown ...
(University of Plymouth, 2012)Green fluorescent protein was first discovered in Aequorea victoria. Its significance in a continually expanding range of scientific applications led to the discovery of an abundance of homologous fluorescent proteins and ...