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The Charles Sutherland Scholarship Fund

In April 2022, I was extremely fortunate to be awarded funds from the Charles Sutherland Scholarship fund which allowed me to attend the 27th European Meeting for PhD students in Evolutionary Biology (EMPSEB) conference in Espoo, Finland. As I started my PhD studentship during the COVID-19 pandemic in September 2020,…

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Reprothon: how reproducible is our code?

Reproducibility has always been an important component of good research, and as time has gone on, more and more journals are now requesting full code used for data-handing and analysis to accompany manuscripts. But the big question is: how reproducible is our code, really? How long does a script we’ve…

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A non-native shrub invading a dry Andean valley: predicting the spread of Pyracantha angustifolia

A non-native shrub invading a dry Andean valley: predicting the spread of Pyracantha angustifolia

Pyracantha angustifolia is an ornamental shrub that produces bright orange berries that, when coupled with its thorns, provides this plant with its suiting common name of “Firethorn”. Most of us have probably come across this shrub…

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AI mission accomplished: Shazam for dolphin calls

What is Artificial Intelligence?

AI is a branch of computer science which develops algorithms that enable computers to perform complex tasks and learn from experience, as if they were intelligent beings. Although we are often unaware of it, AI is part of our daily life: it corrects our texts, filters…

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Presenting at the 6th International Marine Connectivity Conference

While we, Fenella and Tanja, are spending most of our time obtaining and analysing genetic data from our elasmobranch species, there comes a time when we get to share our work with others. Especially inspiring for us as PhD students are scientific conferences, where experts from our field present their…

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