The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 10, No. 1 - 2017
Table of contents
Project articles - Biological and marine sciences
To what extent are veterinary practices prepared to treat wildlife patients? A cross-sectional study of perceptions of responsibility and capability of treating wildlife in UK veterinary practices, Emily Barnes, p. 1-21.
Impacts of culling invasive lionfish (Pterois spp.) on native reef fish assemblages in Honduras, Lauren Henly, p. 22-40.
The cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of bisphenol A on neuronal cells in vitro, Shannon O'Sullivan, p. 41-63.
Project articles - Engineering
VLE based analysis and design, Andrew Chetwynd, p. 102-142.
Cast and investigate the characteristics of a high strength aluminium, copper and silver alloy, Jonathan Couch, p. 143-165.
Nonlinear finite element bending analysis of Cold-Formed Steel of ‘Z’ section beams, Abhishek Dangi, p. 166-194.
Field and laboratory investigation into scour around breakwaters, Sarah Fausset, p. 195-238.
An investigation into the response of a modular pontoon system to wave loading, Graham Gathergood, p. 239-280.
Project articles - Psychology
Developmental trajectory of familiar and unfamiliar face recognition in children: evidence in support of experience, Molly Humphreys, p. 281-291.
Project articles - Computing and mathematics
Wind energy, Toby Barrett, Edward Evans, Cicely Griffiths, Robert Perry, p. 292-300.
Special interest articles
The Sea and Me (1) [Marine Science and Photography student collaboration - Project Prize Winner], Elizabeth Evans, Emilie Johnsen, p. 301.
The Sea and Me (2) [Marine Science and Photography student collaboration - Commended], Eliza Naish, Duncan Wright, p. 302.
(University of Plymouth, 2017)The invasion of the Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans and P. miles) to western Atlantic and Caribbean coral reefs has been documented as one of the most rapid and damaging marine finfish invasions to date, demonstrating ...
(University of Plymouth, 2017)This paper will discuss the principles of harnessing wind power through windmills and wind turbines and its limitations (Betz’s law). It will also provide an estimate of the available wind energy per day and person in the ...
(University of Plymouth, 2017)Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) have the potential to cause adverse effects to human health by disrupting normal homeostasis, reproduction, development and behaviour. They can simultaneously act as cytotoxic and ...
(University of Plymouth, 2017)This is an investigation into the effect of adding pure silver to a ‘duralumin’ type alloy and its impact on hardness and strength. The alloys were produced as small cuboid ingots by gravity casting into graphite molds ...
Developmental trajectory of familiar and unfamiliar face recognition in children: evidence in support of experience (University of Plymouth, 2017)The ability to recognise faces and where the ability stems from is a much debated topic in psychology. This study sought to replicate Jenkins, White, Van Montfort and Burton’s (2011) simple paradigm to investigate the ...
Analysing the risks of storing strong waste brine in a deep saline aquifer with particular reference to Potasio Rio Colorado mine in Argentina (University of Plymouth, 2017)Potasio Rio Colorado is a potash development project located in the Mendoza Province of Argentina that produces the majority of potassium used for agricultural fertilisers. The potassium is extracted through mining ...
(University of Plymouth, 2017)This project involves investigating the response of a modular pontoon system when put under wave loading. In addition, this report also hopes to establish a point at which the movement of a pontoon due to waves will cause ...
(University of Plymouth, 2017)Students that are taught Structural Analysis and Design are confined to being shown a limited number of worked examples within an allocated lecture time. A Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) would offer students the ...
(University of Plymouth, 2017)Coastal scour accounts for a significant proportion of the damage to marine structures. It is therefore important to be able to measure, model and predict scour effects to inform the design of new structures and to assess ...
To what extent are veterinary practices prepared to treat wildlife patients? A cross-sectional study of perceptions of responsibility and capability of treating wildlife in UK veterinary practices (University of Plymouth, 2017)Attribution of responsibility for wildlife is ambiguous, which can be problematic for those inextricably associated with wildlife care and managing decision-making processes, including veterinary professionals within ...