The bunker experiments that revealed the mysteries of human circadian rhythms

The bunker experiments that revealed the mysteries of human circadian rhythms

This week I was in Seewiesen, Germany, for the 3rd "Wild Clocks" meeting, a coming-together of ecologists and chronobiologists (that's clock biologists) from across the globe. The idea behind these meetings is to marry the two research areas so that we can gain an understanding of how biological clocks function in the natural world. The [...]

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What’s a Zoologist? Featuring Lucy Cotgrove, Fish Biologist

What’s a Zoologist? Featuring Lucy Cotgrove, Fish Biologist

If you ask a random person in the street what they think a zoologist does, you might get one of two responses: TV presenter (think Steve Irwin, David Attenborough), or a zookeeper. In fact, the term "zoologist" covers a wide range of roles, from museum curators to research scientists and conservationists, in a large number [...]