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Tagged With: citizen science

Soprano pipistrelle: A love song in the key of 55kHz

By David Urry MRSB, science communicator at The Natural History Museum. Read blogs about the other mammals in the #UKMammalPoll and vote for your Favourite UK Mammal. The soprano pipistrelle, one of three pipistrelle species in the UK, is named due to the frequency of its echolocation: slightly higher than the closely related common pipistrelle. … Continue reading »

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ESOF 2016: Science as Revolution – A source of inspiration

By Anna Holderbaum, Marie Curie early stage researcher at the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast “In the 21st century, science can no longer be distant to the public” said European Commissioner Carlos Moedas. His visionary speech on Europe’s voyage towards an open global research area was one of my personal highlights during EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2016. … Continue reading »

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Everyone’s a scientist – and here are some places to start

by Rebecca Nesbit, co-ordinater of the Society of Biology’s flying ant survey As flying ants take to the skies and the suntan cream is finally needed, it seems like time to share information on the many ways to get involved with citizen science projects. Collecting data about when and where different species can be found … Continue reading »

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Podcast: what is science?

What does science mean to you? Before Christmas, three members of the Society of Biology team, Rebecca Nesbit, Penny Fletcher and David Urry, gave their perspectives on the question ‘what is science?‘ for a new podcast.

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The attack of the killer slugs!

Mark Leach is the membership marketing manager for the Society of Biology, as well as being amateur biologist in residence! Further to my initial amateur biologist blogs, as my turn on the blogging rota approached I asked my colleague Becky if she had any ideas on where I should focus my quest for knowledge. I … Continue reading »

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Flying Ant Survey – spread the word!

The weekend’s sunshine made it almost possible to imagine the summer flying ant season, so we’re gearing up for a second flying ant survey and are hoping to enlist even more support. We need data from multiple years to help us understand whether the pattern we saw in 2012 (two peaks in flying ant activity) … Continue reading »

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