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New paper on haemosporidian infection

In birds, haemosporidian parasites have been found to have direct pathogenic effects on the host with important consequences for their fitness. However, less is known about distribution patterns of parasite vectors, which may significantly affect parasite prevalence, infection intensity and, thus, pathogenicity in hosts. Here, we tested for relationships between infection intensity, survival, predation and distance from water ...

Juliet Wakefield to participate in the 2015 Scottish Crucible

Dr. Juliet Wakefield is one of only 30 early-career researchers from across Scotland to be selected to participate in the 2015 Scottish Crucible, an event run by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The Scottish Crucible involves three intensive residential workshops across the summer (one at The Royal Society of Edinburgh & Scottish Parliament, one at Dundee University, and one at Robert Gordon University).  These worksho...

Australian social psychologist spending part of her PhD program in the School of Psychology

Tamara Butler, a PhD student affiliated to the University of Queensland in Brisbane (Australia) is spending part of her PhD program in the School of Psychology under the supervision of Prof Fabio Sani. Tamara is the recipient of a prestigious Endeavour Research Fellowship, which has enabled her to come and study in Dundee. Tamara’s main research interests concern support and helping within social groups. In particular, s...