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Dr Lucy Tallents wins teaching innovation award

April 15, 2015

Dr Lucy Tallents is a winner in the ‘Higher Ed Online/Hybrid’ category of the 2015 Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award (TWSIA), for her newly-developed course in ‘Conservation statistics’. Sakai is an open-source Virtual Learning Environment, and is known in Oxford as WebLearn.  The Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award recognises excellence ... Read full story


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WildCRU’s final report published on the ecology of reintroduced beavers at Knapdale

April 13, 2015

Since May 2009, the WildCRU has been acting as one of the Independent Monitoring Partners for the Scottish Beaver Trial in Knapdale, Argyll. The WildCRU team, led by Dr Lauren Harrington, in collaboration with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), has been responsible for independent monitoring of the ecology and behaviour of ... Read full story


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Bat project reveals weather affects growth in early life

April 7, 2015

Abigail Motley, St. Hilda's College, University of Oxford, was awarded best student presentation at the Mammal Society's 4th Student Conference held at Lancaster University last week, for her presentation on her undergraduate Final Honours School project on the effects of climatic variation on body size in two UK bat species, supervised by Dr Lauren Harrington ... Read full story


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WildCRU student collaborator’s Golden Cat article in Africa Geographic

April 13, 2015

WildCRU collaborator and Kaplan Scholar, Laila Bahaa-el-din, writes about her PhD study on golden cats in in Africa Geographic. "Of the African cats, the one you’re least likely to have heard of is the African golden cat. It lives in the rainforests along the Equator, is very shy, and successfully avoids people – that is, ... Read full story


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WildCRU student collaborators present top talks at SCCS

April 13, 2015

Jeremy Cusack and Nicolas Galvez were honoured with awards at the recent Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) in Cambridge. Jeremy is an Oxford Zoology DPhil student co-supervised by WildCRU’s Dr Amy Dickman. His fieldwork centres on the Ruaha National Park in Tanzania, the focus of WildCRU’s Ruaha Carnivore project. ... Read full story


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Flawed method puts tiger rise in doubt, calls for new approach

April 7, 2015

Full article available from the Oxford University News and Events website. A team of scientists from the University of Oxford, Indian Statistical Institute, and Wildlife Conservation Society exposes, for the first time, inherent shortcomings in the 'index-calibration' method that means it can produce inaccurate results. Amongst recent studies thought to be based on this method is ... Read full story



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