ABWE Students represent RVC at BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Research conference
4 of our BSc and Masters students represented the RVC at the 20th BIAZA research conference at Paignton Zoo - 9th-11th July.
A great opportunity to display their work on some very interesting and worthy questions:
Mitali Sharma, gave a talk on her BSc ABWE project - supervised by Dr Maria Diez-Leon - on enrichment effects on abnormal repetitive behaviours and space use in California sea lions at ZSL.
Alice Barrett, gave a talk on her MSc WAB project - supervised by Dr Charlotte Burn - on whether deterrent signs could help mitigate visitor effects on Sulawesi crested macaques at 5 UK zoos.
Jamie Redden, presented a poster on her on-going MSc WAB project - co-supervised by Dr Maria Diez-Leon - on enclosure and feeding effects on the behaviour of Amur tigers (at ZSL, Paradise Wildlife Park, Marwell Zoo, Colchester Zoo and Yorkshire Wildlife Park) .
Rebecca Lewis, presented a poster on her MSc WAB project - co-supervised by Dr Siobhan Abeyesinghe- on visitor effects on the behaviour of Western lowland gorillas at ZSL.
All talks and poster were well received and generated a lot of interest. Well Done everyone involved!
If you would like more information on the ABWE Bioscience Degree please visit: https://www.rvc.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/bsc-biological-sciences-animal-behavior-and-welfare