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 ...
(University of Plymouth, 2012)The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted the Kyoto Protocol in December 1997. Emissions data from national registries were used to quantify the total anthropogenic emissions of signatory parties ...
An evaluation of whether artificial refuge traps or baited traps are the most effective method for trapping White-clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes) (University of Plymouth, 2012)Britain’s only native crayfish species, the white-clawed crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes are threaten through rapid population declines caused by non-indigenous species, habitat degradation and pollution. This study ...
(University of Plymouth, 2012)To date research has found a positive effect of blue spaces on adults’ wellbeing. However, it remains to be seen whether these findings are also true for children. The present study aims to address this gap in the literature. ...
Location, demographic, lifestyle and behavioural influences on household participation in Bournemouth Borough Council’s kerbside recycling scheme (University of Plymouth, 2012)Bournemouth Borough Council (BBC) is performing well in recycling and currently has a recycling rate of 63.9%, but there is still room for BBC to improve the efficiency of the existing ‘Big Bin’ dry kerbside recycling ...
(University of Plymouth, 2012)The succession at Saunton is composed of all the major elements of Pleistocene coastal stratigraphy from across north Devon. The aim of this study is to analyse and interpret the depositional environment of the laterally ...