Quantifying colour: my first weeks in labs

Now four weeks into labs, and my last semester at Nottingham, I thought I'd write to explain how my project is going, and what exactly I have been doing so far.

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Exterior decorating for snails

You may think of snails as boring, everyday creatures, but in the land snail Cepaea nemoralis, a lot more is going on than meets the eye. Nonetheless, much of the intrigue of this species sits on the surface, in plain view for all to see. Also known as the 'grove snail' or the 'brown-lipped snail', this is one … Continue reading Exterior decorating for snails

Save their planet: coral reefs in decline

With the recent news that irreversible damage will be done to our planet if we do not have climate change under control by 2030, it seems as though we will be seeing many changes in biodiversity of all kinds in years to come. Some of the most threatened habitats, however, are those in aquatic environments, in particular … Continue reading Save their planet: coral reefs in decline