The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 06 - 2013
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(University of Plymouth, 2013)We present an overview of the laws governing the bending of beams and of beam theory. Particular emphasis is put on beam stiffness associated with different cross section shapes using the concept of the second moment of area.
An investigation of the bioavailability of heavy metals in tailing run-off sediment at Devon Great Consols (University of Plymouth, 2013)This project focuses on the environmental geochemistry of the Devon Great Consols by determination of the concentrations of chromium, copper, nickel, lead, zinc, cadmium, arsenic, manganese and iron. BCR®701 is a certified ...
(University of Plymouth, 2013)This comprehensive report conveys the nature, characteristics and causes of landsliding along the south east coast of the Isle of Wight. Landsliding is a major geohazard worldwide and is a major land shaping process on ...
(University of Plymouth, 2013)The present study sought to investigate the effects of aging on interhemispheric transfer time (IHTT). Poffenberger (1912) devised a behavioural paradigm thought to be a measure of IHTT. In this paradigm IHTT is estimated ...
(University of Plymouth, 2013)The coral holobiont is a complex and diverse composition of organisms including algae, bacteria and viruses. A number of factors suggested as vital in shaping these communities are considered here. The anthozoan host ...
The effectiveness of management options in reducing human disturbance to wetland and coastal birds (University of Plymouth, 2013)Human disturbance to wildlife is a serious conservation issue for many groups of species. Birds inhabiting wetland and coastal environments may be of particular concern as they are exposed to disturbance both on land and ...
Investigation into toll like receptor mechanisms of action, in relation to Porphyromonas gingivalis in periodontitis (University of Plymouth, 2013)Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease caused by bacterial invasion of the gingival epithelial cells within the oral cavity (Bostanci and Belibasakis, 2012). A key bacterium responsible for this is Porphyromonas ...
A study into the impacts of water table and nitrogen pulse on cellulose decomposition rates and carbon release in active peatland (University of Plymouth, 2013)Since the 1980s overstocking of sheep has become an increasing problem on UK uplands. This study examined the effect of livestock urination, and also water table depth, on active peatland on cellulose decomposition and ...
(University of Plymouth, 2013)To begin to examine how non-specific therapy factors, in particular expectations, may impact on treatment outcomes for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the treatment of chronic pain, an investigative analogue study ...