A Policy afternoon with Scottish Natural Heritage

Often in the field of science, we discuss the importance of translating our knowledge into policy. The natural world supports our industry, growth, and innovation as a society; while effective legislation is aimed to protect these resources. Connecting the fields …

December 16, 2019 | Animal Behaviour


Last (but not least) Ones to the Isle of May (by Cher Chow)

To start the MSc programmes (Marine Ecosystem Management, Marine Mammal Science, and Animal Behaviour), with a bang, the program cohorts got to go on a day trip over the first weekend of the semester to the Isle of May nature …

October 16, 2019 | Animal Behaviour


Study at St Andrews (or Antarctica, or many places inbetween)

Winter is still in full swing in Scotland, yet the days are getting noticeably longer and brighter. Students are back in class for the second semester after a nice long inter-semester break over Christmas and New Year’s. Now, depending on …

February 7, 2019 | MEM


Boat surveys done!

Compulsory for the students of the Marine Ecosystem Management course is a module on Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning. To evaluate biodiversity and ecosystem functioning you need data, so the students have to go out and collect some data that …

October 20, 2018 | MEM


A visit to the Anstruther Fisheries Museum

The academic year isn’t even a week old, but the Marine Ecosystem Management Class of ’19 is already out on its first field trip! We might have only met each other just 24 hours before but everyone is getting along …

September 12, 2018 | MEM