Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Leopard study featured in journal podcast

Journal of ZoologyEvery few months, the Journal of Zoology selects a few papers published in the journal and interviews the authors for a podcast. The latest podcast features one of our students, Ross Pitman, talking about his study of leopard predation (featured in an earlier blog entry). The paper was published in the journal in November 2012, and was based on his final-year project for the BSc Conservation Biology course. Ross co-wrote the paper with Lourens Swanepoel (University of Pretoria) and me. You can listen to the podcast here. The interview with Ross runs from about 27 minutes and 30 seconds into the podcast, and lasts around 11 minutes.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Careers Advice Conference by the British Ecological Society

UG logo. ecological ecology careers.The British Ecological Society is holding a one-day ecological careers conference on the 18th February at Charles Darwin House in London. There will be a chance to hear speakers on their research careers based in Universities and NGOS, those who have developed careers in communications, including education, journalism and publishing. You’ll hear about the relationship between science and policy from the perspective of the scientists and the policy makers. There will be guidance and training on career development and management including social media, CV writing and getting the best out of volunteer roles/internships.

As well as the career stories, you get to meet those people who’ve successfully made it through the next steps and have secured opportunities such as Masters, PhD, Post Docs and graduate employment. There is even some time set aside at the end of the day for those people waiting for the 7.00pm off peak trains to practice their networking skills with many of the speakers in attendance.

There will be representatives from terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecology, animal and plant ecologists, those at the start of their career and those that have made it to the top!

Click here for more info and booking. It costs £10.