The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 10, No. 2 - 2017
Table of contents
Undergraduate research as a form of learning, Amelia Welch, p. 1-3.
Project articles - Biological and marine sciences
Effects of predation risk and temperature on foraging behaviour of Littorina littorea, Sarah Curtin, p. 28-39.
Project articles - Biomedical and healthcare sciences
Project articles - Engineering
Evaluation of floodwater loading on domestic housing, Samuel Kail, p. 80-133.
Flexural behaviour of BFRP rebar reinforced concrete beams, Edgaras Rudzinskis, p. 134-170.
Project articles - Psychology
Understanding the experiences of people with Acquired Brain Injury and their interactions with outside services, Tolulope Odumuyiwa, p. 171-192.
Project articles - Computing and mathematics
Genetic optimisations for satisfiability and Ramsey theory, Andrew Barnes, p. 193-207.
A machine learning approach to the classification of phishing bot accounts within Twitter, Christopher Brake, p. 208-223.
Project articles - Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
A glaciologic and palaeoclimatic reconstruction of Younger Dryas conditions using geomorphic evidence from selected sites in the Fforest Fawr, Brecon Beacons National Park (University of Plymouth, 2017)During the Younger Dryas the climate in southern Wales enabled topographically constrained glaciers to develop within high elevation areas of the Brecon Beacons. Previous studies in this area have attributed numerous ...
Toll-like receptor 7: Expression patterns within mammalian Trigeminal and Dorsal Root Ganglia and its selected facial innervation target, the tongue (University of Plymouth, 2017)Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are known to be expressed in the mammalian nervous system where they play an important role in the hosts’ immune defence against bacterial and viral pathogens. Recent studies have looked into ...
The long term effects of social deprivation on black-capped capuchins (Sapajus apella) rescued from the primate pet trade (University of Plymouth, 2017)Captivity is often physically and psychologically damaging to primates, who have complex ethological and social needs. It is widely agreed that primates do not make suitable domestic pets, however it is still legal to ...
(University of Plymouth, 2017)Floodwater pressure on domestic housing can cause damage or collapse. With the increased use of property level protection, more property owners are taking actions to limit water ingress at the cost of increased floodwater ...
Understanding the experiences of people with Acquired Brain Injury and their interactions with outside services (University of Plymouth, 2017)Previous research has focused on Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) regarding the cognitive, behavioural, psychological and social effects, and the outcomes and implications this has had in different areas of people’s lives. ...
(University of Plymouth, 2017)Social network bots are becoming an ever-greater threat to online users. Most studies carried out have looked at bots which generate a lot of tweets known as spam, as these are very common. In recent years research into ...
(University of Plymouth, 2017)However, the findings have been variable suggesting a more refined experimental model to produce more robust results is needed. Therefore, the overall aim of this study was to improve the current understanding of BFRP ...
(University of Plymouth, 2017)The art of using evolutionary mechanisms for identifying satisfiability has produced a range of efficient solutions to this otherwise computationally challenging problem. Since their first use these evolutionary methods ...
The effects of turbulence on vertical distributions and concentrations of phytoplankton in (Case II) coastal waters (University of Plymouth, 2017)Estuaries are extensive habitats that are vulnerable to rising sea levels; a detailed understanding of biological and physical interactions is required to predict future change. Surveys were conducted in an estuarine ...
(University of Plymouth, 2017)Predator-prey interactions are a fundamental feature of ecological communities. The majority of studies have focussed on the consequences of predators reducing the abundance of their prey through direct consumption ...