‘Hopeless’ pairings – why do they do it?

Following Dr David Shuker’s talk to the Dutch Entomological Society in December, Dutch Biology paper ‘bionieuws’ published a piece about his analysis of ‘hopeless pairings’. That is to say, why do some animals form pairings between individuals of different types …

February 2, 2016 | ecology

Science for everyone – because it matters!

A new university-affiliated blog www.researchillustration.uk presents the work of early career researchers at the University of St Andrews through graphics, illustrations and art.

January 11, 2016 | media

Mud to mammals!

The Sediment Ecology Research Group (Mud Lab) and the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) at the University of St Andrews joined forces for the Dundee Science Festival. We spent a fun-filled afternoon at Menzies Community Centre in Dundee. The Mud …

November 20, 2015 | public

Dundee Science Festival

BBSRC Anniversary Future Leader Fellow Dr Lauren Guillette reports on attending the Dundee Science Festival in November: “We had a fantastic time at the Dundee Science Festival held at the Dundee Science Centre. We were part of an animal themed family …

November 20, 2015 | public

Polar explorers

Summer is usually quiet news time and a break from teaching. Not so for Biology staff at St Andrews and the good folks of the Cupar Churches Holiday Club. The latter organised a polar explorer week for kids, and Dr …

September 14, 2015 | public

Calling young Marine Mammal Scientists…

12.5.2015: Sonja Heinrich (MSc Marine Mammal Science course director) was out recruiting future marine (mammal) scientists in a slightly different age group than usual. The Scottish Fisheries Museum is hosting a Whaling exhibition (“Poles apart-changing attitudes to whaling in the 20th century”) …

May 13, 2015 | museum

Submarine Culture on the BBC

Dr Luke Rendell talks about studying animal culture in whales and dolphins on BBC's Start the Week.

April 20, 2015 | Festivals

Animal Cultures – on the road again!

Animal Cultures – a joint Biology/Psychology exhibit is once more ‘on the road’… It’s easy to think of human culture as uniquely isolating us from nature and basic evolutionary processes. Our research has instead revealed cultural processes of varying complexity …

April 17, 2015 | BBSRC

Microscopes at MUSA

Neuroscience and Biology students, Museum staff and visitors explore the world of the very small at Science Week Event...

March 18, 2015 | museum

Dundee Science Centre Pi

As part of the 2015 Women in Science Festival, St Andrews graduate Dr James McDonagh, PhD student Rosanna Alderson of the University’s School of Chemistry, Dr Daniel Barker and Dr Heleen Plaisier of the School of Biology took five Raspberry …

March 18, 2015 | public