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Sea Mammal Research Unit

Sea Mammal Research Unit: Current seminars

29 Jan 2015
1:00 PM
SOI
Gatty Lecture Theatre

SOI seminar: Osmolytes and osmoregulation in euryhaline teleosts AND Field measurements of the detection function of Blainville's beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) using passive acoustics
Clare Degan AND Kalliopi-Charitomeni (Popi) Gkikopoulou
St Andrews University

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29 Jan 2015
1:00 PM
Irvine Building
Seminar Room 310

Environmental Change Research Group Seminar Series: The largest peatland complex in Amazonia: carbon, vegetation and long-term ecosystem dynamics
Freddie Draper
University of Leeds

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Freddie Draper is a 3rd year PhD student from the University of Leeds.
 
The Pastaza Marañon foreland basin in North-east Peru has recently been found to harbour extensive peatlands that are known to store large quantities of carbon and contain a diverse range of ecosystem types. However, much uncertainty remains regarding the quantity of carbon stored within the basin, and very little is known of the vegetation found in the peatlands. In this seminar I will present two things: Firstly, a new quantification of the peatland above- and below-ground carbon stock that uses a novel data fusion approach, encompassing both optical and radar remote sensing products alongside extensive field measurements. Secondly, I will present contemporary and historical vegetation (pollen) data from over 80 forest plots and four peat cores, providing new insights into vegetation dynamics through both space and time in these peatland ecosystems.
 
If you are interested in the carbon part of this work, you can find more information here:
http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/9/12/124017/article
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30448519
 
The part about contemporary and historical vegetation is new and exciting and not yet published… so you’ll have to come along and hear about it!

http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/people/f.draper

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04 Feb 2015
1:00 PM
BMS
Lecture Theatre

BSRC Seminar Series: On growth and proliferation - growth control in animal cells
Dr. Mikael Björklund
University of Dundee, College of Life Sciences

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06 Feb 2015
1:00 PM
MBS
Lecture Theatre

BSRC Seminar Series: Antimicrobial Resistance - a threat to humanity
Professor Dame Sally Davies, FMedSci, DBE, FRS
UK Chief Medical Officer

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19 Feb 2015
1:00 PM
SOI
Gatty Lecture Theatre

SOI seminar: The perception of hydrodynamic stimuli
Dr Wolf Hanke
University of Rostock

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20 Feb 2015
1:00 PM
SOI
Gatty Lecture Theatre

SOI seminar: Sleepers creepers? Evidence of Pacific sleeper shark predation on Steller sea lions and implications for Alaskan fisheries
Dr Markus Horning
Marine Mammal Institute, Oregon State University

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http://mmi.oregonstate.edu/markus-horning

host: Dr Bernie McConnell

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26 Feb 2015
1:00 PM
SOI
Gatty Lecture Theatre

SOI seminar: Why do penguins inhale before dives?
Prof Katsufumi Sato
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo

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05 Mar 2015
1:00 PM
SOI
Gatty Lecture Theatre

SOI seminar: Using data-driven models to identify drivers of sea louse infestations on wild and farmed salmon
Prof Crawford Revie and Dr Maya Groner
University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

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http://healthmgt.upei.ca/crawford-revie

host: Dr Dave Ferrier

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12 Mar 2015
1:00 PM
SOI
Gatty Lecture Theatre

SOI seminar: Comparative diving eco-physiology: a tool to assess environmental change
Dr Andreas Fahlman
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, USA

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http://sci.tamucc.edu/member.php?who=afahlman&program=lsci

host: Dr Sascha Hooker

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18 Mar 2015
1:00 PM
BMS
Lecture Theatre

BSRC Seminar Series: Fragment-based drug discovery- a decade of thinking small
Dr Harren Jhoti
Astex Pharmaceuticals

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