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Reflections on Pride Month from Fabio Manfredini

June is Pride Month in many parts of the world, a yearly reminder of the importance of celebrating equality, diversity and inclusion in all its forms. Pride celebrations started as a result of the Stonewall riots (June 1969) to acknowledge and remember the struggles that the LGBTQ+ community experienced in…

Published by The School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen

Keith Hobson and Migration's Many Mysteries

Blog on the SBS seminar (25th March 2021) from Keith Hobson written by David Watt, student from the “Meet the scientists” course.

One of the marvels of the natural world is the incredible migratory routes animals, both large and small, embark on over the course of their lives or even generations,…

Published by The School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen

First Year During COVID

The pandemic came with a lot of firsts and a lot of challenges:First = lockdown, Challenge = getting enough toilet roll.First = working from home, Challenge = sharing a workspace with your partner and their annoying habits.First = wearing masks to supermarkets, shops and everywhere really, Challenge = glasses steaming…

Published by The School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen

Novel diversity: Natures unique way of celebrating differences

Blog on the SBS seminar (18th March 2021) from Dr Anna Runemark written by Ellie Mason, student from the “Meet the scientists” course

Novel diversity is often overlooked with the threat of depleted biodiversity often taking the headline. Yet it deserves recognition for species’ ability to adapt and thrive in…

Published by The School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen

Do we need to redefine the term species in the wake of avian malaria research?

Blog on the SBS seminar (11th March 2021) from Prof Javier Pérez-Tris written by Nancy Stewart, student from the “Meet the scientists” course

The naming and characterization of individual species is fundamental to biology in representing the principle taxonomic unit in grouping organisms. This is one of the first things…

Published by The School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen

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