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Improving Zoo Life for Cheetahs

Dr Tom Quirke is a graduate of the School of BEES. This article, by Anthony King,  first appeared on science.ie A cheetah can hit speeds of over 100 kilometres an hour and visitors to Fota Wildlife Park in Cork can … Continue reading

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Birding in Africa: Week 4

More from Mark Wilson’s African Diary: Read his previous extracts here, here and here. Sunday 10th March The past couple of mornings I have got up early and gone wandering in the reserve, trying to make the most of this … Continue reading

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Birding in Africa: Week 3

Mark Wilson updates us from Nigeria. Read his first and second posts. 26th February Last night was a night of sensory overload. First it was my sense of smell that was afflicted, by an overwhelming scent of flowers. There’s a … Continue reading

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Birding in Africa: Week 2

Mark Wilson updates us on his progress in Nigeria (read his first post here): Tuesday 19th February I woke up this morning just before dawn and my alarm clock. The room was still dark enough that the green lights playing … Continue reading

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Birding in Nigeria

  Dr. Mark Wilson, a post-doctoral researcher at BEES, with broad interests in animal behaviour, bird biology, forest ecology and conservation writes from Nigeria: I’ve been in Nigeria for just over a week now, and though I am without a … Continue reading

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Baboon research in Zambia is ‘kinda‘ interesting

Having previously written a piece for the BEES Research Blog in 2011 on her work placement/research for her 4th year project, Aileen Sweeney now updates us on her current research in Zambia. My name is Aileen Sweeney and I am … Continue reading

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BEES Geological research in the Sahara: exploring at ancient marine carbonates

By Boris Dorschel Supported by an European Science Foundation Travel Grant and the Research Foundation Flanders, I participated in the Cocarde Workshop and Field Seminar ‘Recent and Ancient Carbonate Mounds in Morocco’ from the 24th to the 30th of October … Continue reading

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Wildlife Research in South Africa: Never a Dull Moment

“Guys, as you can see the base has no fences so there is nothing to stop the animals coming in here. If you fall asleep on the veranda, the hyena can come in, and they will more than likely bite … Continue reading

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Summer in Africa

Aileen Sweeney, a fourth year Zoology student from the School of BEES writes from South Africa on how she’s spending her summer and working on her final year research project: I was going to start this by mentioning the fact … Continue reading

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