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.
Analyses of captive behaviour and enclosure use in Rothschild giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi) housed at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park®, Sarah Garry, p. 4-30.
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.
A study to investigate the effects of priming a Lad’s magazine brand on women’s perception of the sexual harassment of other women, Emily Robson. p. 224-243.
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.
Location, demographic, lifestyle and behavioural influences on household participation in Bournemouth Borough Council’s kerbside recycling scheme, Stephanie Rooke, p. 389-442.
An evaluation of whether artificial refuge traps or baited traps are the most effective method for trapping White-clawed crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes), Kathryn Walter, p. 443-485.
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.
The conservation biology and ecology of the African leopard Panthera pardus pardus (University of Plymouth, 2012)The African leopard Panthera pardus pardus is an apex predator, and a reliable indicator of a healthy ecosystem. Currently assessed as ‗near threatened‘ by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, leopards are exposed to ...
Biologging science: advances in our knowledge of seabirds and their behaviours (University of Plymouth, 2012)The use of miniature tags attached to free-living animals to record data is termed ‘biologging’. This procedure has been used to study seabirds since the 1970’s and our knowledge of their behaviour, physiology and migration ...
Effects of algal toxicity on the clearance rate of the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) (University of Plymouth, 2012)The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of toxic strains of Karlodinium veneficum on the clearance rate of Mytilus edulis. Suspensions of the toxic strain and the non-toxic strain of K. veneficum, mixed ...
Facies analysis and diagenesis of late Pleistocene shoreline sands, Saunton, North Devon (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 ...
How will ocean acidification affect marine photosynthetic organisms? A review (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 ...
Fluorescent proteins and chromoproteins in phylum: Cnidaria (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 ...
The effects of logging and fragmentation on bird diversity (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. ...
Spatial and temporal patterns of erosion along the Holderness coastline, North East Yorkshire, UK (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 ...
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 ...