Are we using the right statistics?
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by Graeme Cullen
3M ago
Are we using the right statistics? It is a contentious question in science. Statistics may seem like a hard, objective discipline, but there are in fact many different opinions and methods when it comes to analyzing our data. Today on Naturally Speaking we are discussing the two main schools of statistics; frequentist and Bayesian statistics ..read more
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EPISODE 94 – Celebrating International Day of Women in STEM
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by rachellennon3
4M ago
The International Day of Women and Girls in STEM is on February 11th and celebrates the fantastic work of women and girls in STEM. Our University is full of many amazing women doing incredible work in the field of STEM, providing countless role models for young women aspiring to be scientists. However, this wasn’t always ..read more
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Episode 93 – Racial Inequality in Academia
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by The Naturally Speaking Editors
5M ago
In this episode, Paddy McCleave is joined by three amazing guests, Raheema Chunara, Maarya Omar, and Abimbola Abodunrin, to discuss racial inequality in academia. PART 1:  PART 2: Racial inequality has been present in science throughout history and continues to be a widespread issue today. The belief that this is a thing of the past ..read more
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Episode 91 – Seawilding: Scottish Native Oyster Restoration
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by Graeme Cullen
10M ago
Most of us will be familiar with the concept of ‘rewilding’, but what about ‘seawilding’? In this episode of Naturally Speaking, we are joined by SBOHVM’s very own Dr Anna McGregor to discuss her very exciting, important and interdisciplinary Scottish native oyster (Ostrea edulis) restoration project. She tells us about how Gaelic place names are ..read more
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Episode 90 – Whiffs of Wisdom: Exploring Smell, Scientific Writing & Teaching
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by Mar Pineda
10M ago
In this episode, Mar Pineda and Nic Strowbridge are joined by Professor Matthew Cobb from the University of Manchester. Professor Cobb is a researcher, author, and scientific communicator. He was voted as our postgraduate students’ number 1 choice for our 2023 Darwin Day speaker. He kindly accepted our invitation and presented a fantastic talk on ..read more
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Episode 89 – Community Outreach: Engaging the public in your science
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by rachellennon3
11M ago
Science communication is a vitally important component of research. It encourages community engagement and sharing of new discoveries, making exciting science accessible to the wider public. However, it is also a skill that can be difficult to master – how do we make science approachable to everyone? In this episode, we have a conversation with ..read more
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Episode 87 – Disease Ecology on Amsterdam Island: up close and personal with the albatross
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by paddymccleave
1y ago
In this episode, Taya Forde and Paddy McCleave are joined by Thierry Boulinier, a director of research at CNRS Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive at the Université Montpellier. Thierry’s research focuses on the dispersal and dynamics of seabirds and their parasites, where he works with a range of collaborators, such as the French Polar Institute and ..read more
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10 years of Naturally Speaking: Part 1 – A look back at some of our favourite podcasts
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by The Naturally Speaking Editors
2y ago
This week Naturally Speaking turns 10 years old! Our first podcast was published on May 15th, 2012. Since then, we have published a total of 86 podcasts, celebrating the diversity of research and events going on within the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine. In this post, we take this opportunity to look ..read more
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Episode 86 – Animal welfare… on the sheep farm
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by The Naturally Speaking Editors
2y ago
As consumers, we hope that the animals that provide our meat, milk, eggs, etc. are well cared-for and are kept in good welfare conditions. But what does this really mean in practice? This is the second of a pair of episodes that explore different aspects of farm animal welfare. In this episode, Naturally Speaking’s Taya ..read more
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Episode 85 – Dog phone and the dawn of the Doggoverse
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by MSI_Sajib
2y ago
Have you ever wondered what animal internet would look like? In this episode, Naturally Speaking’s Mohammad Saiful Islam Sajib and Taya Forde interview Dr. Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas, a Lecturer in the School of Computing Science, and an associate at IBAHCM. Here, they talk about Ilyena’s work on Animal Connected Interfaces and how technology can play an ..read more
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