The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 7, No. 1 - 2014
Table of contents
Critical Thinking: critical choices, Joe Allison, p. 1-2.
Project articles - Engineering
Assessing the impact of seasonal variations on the density structure of a weak freshwater plume, Daniel Kelsey-Wilkinson, p. 14-31.
Project articles - Psychology
Project articles - Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences
Synthesis of H-branch alkanes, Michael Wilde, p. 50-99.
Investigation of policies, environmental impacts, consumption and fate of plastic bags, Kam Lun Kwong, p. 100-139.
Project articles - Computing and Mathematics
The Pareto Principle, Rosie Dunford, Quanrong Su, Ekraj Tamang, p. 140-148.
Immunomodulatory effects of Lactobacillus casei Shirota, Sarah Chorley, p. 149-158.
Variation in avian egg size and the consequences for offspring fitness, Jennifer Grigg, p. 159-171.
The application of ecosystem thresholds in the management of tropical coral reefs: a review and synthesis, Alexandra Leeper, p. 172-190.
A review of Duchenne muscular dystrophy focusing on cardiac involvement, Sophie Wright, p. 201-215.
Special interest articles
The impacts of tuna fisheries on the pelagic ecosystem in the central west Pacific Ocean [POSTER], Charlotte Reid, p. 216.
Do microplastics affect the bioavailability of harmful pollutants? [POSTER], Victoria Sleight, p. 217.
(University of Plymouth, 2014)In oviparous species such as birds, the investment in egg size is thought to represent a strong mechanism through which maternal effects can influence components of offspring fitness. Within several avian species egg size ...
The effects of sharing an experience on social interest in children and young adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and traits of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (University of Plymouth, 2014)Sharing an experience is seen to increase liking and create bonds in typical individuals. Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are typically isolated; they do not to appear have the skills necessary to form ...
(University of Plymouth, 2014)The Pareto Principle (also known as the 80-20 rule) states that for many phenomena, about 80% of the consequences are produced by 20% of the causes. In this article we discuss the Pareto Principle and its importance in ...
(University of Plymouth, 2014)Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a lethal x-linked recessive disorder, characterised by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, accompanied by cardiac and smooth muscle dysfunction. Although the main cause of death in ...
The application of ecosystem thresholds in the management of tropical coral reefs: a review and synthesis (University of Plymouth, 2014)A review and synthesis was carried out on the extensive literature concerned with ecosystem thresholds on tropical coral reefs to collate research carried out globally, and highlight gaps in the existing knowledge. This ...
(University of Plymouth, 2014)Freshwater plumes are features of periodically intense salinity stratification created by an ebbing tide. The dynamics of these features are important for biological events, such as the spring bloom. Using an undulating ...
(University of Plymouth, 2014)Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are present in the intestine and the beneficial role played by these microorganisms in humans has been extensively reported. They are frequently used as probiotics to improve some biological ...
(University of Plymouth, 2014)The complex composition of petroleum and the chromatographic challenge it presents has led to its study becoming a key field in contemporary scientific research. Rising concerns over the impact of petroleum within the ...
(University of Plymouth, 2014)Shopping with plastic bags in supermarkets is an indispensable part of life for citizens in many developed countries. There are not only 10 billion plastic bags given out in the UK but also huge amounts consumed in other ...
Choice tests: application and relevance in terms of improving husbandry methods and welfare of captive animals (University of Plymouth, 2014)Choice tests have been widely used across numerous species for a variety of reasons, including environmental enrichment preference, food and its presentation, enclosure and enclosure furniture preference, and mate choice. ...