New papers submitted

16 10 2017

In last week’s flurry of activity, Andrea submitted a paper to Animal Behaviour. We aimed higher than normal with this MS as it’s on three inter-connected studies that nicely show that different stereotypic behaviours have different triggers and are best treated in different ways, even within the same individual. Fingers crossed they send it out to review!

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And Emma (that’s ‘Little Emma’) and Aimee sent a paper off to Lab Animal, validating live observation as a data collection for mice. These results were a major relief as the video-watching this required, even though of just 8 cages, nearly killed them.

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Welfare benefits of preferred natural stimuli

16 10 2017

Link to me and Misha‘s new paper (which I love, though of course I’m highly biased), good for 50 days:

Or if that doesn’t work:

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Papers papers papers

10 08 2017

Minor revisions only (unheard of!!) for a paper with Anne Lene Hovland:Screenshot 2017-08-09 21.50.41

Me and Becky‘s boredom replicate study is now back in, improved after one referee’s feedback (the other’s? No comment):

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And last but not least, I can stop nagging Aimee about lichens!

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Papers paper papers!

15 07 2017

Maria‘s cage height paper is now out:

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Andrea’s taxonomy of stereotypic behaviours is well on its way:

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And Misha‘s “natural stimuli” review haS JUST gone back to the journal, following useful and very nice referees’ comments:

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Paper accepted!

8 05 2017

Andrea’s 3rd paper (or maybe 4th, I lose track as some were from her undergraduate work). In this one, she assessed which forms of mink stereotypic behaviour co-occur or seem to be mutually exclusive, and also which develop into each other (or never do), to  work out an objective taxonomy for the different forms.

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… and one rejected

19 04 2017

Zoo Biology rejected me and Emma’s paper, as far as I can tell for being “too political” (I really don’t understand this at all). But resubmission is possible so we’re treating this as  “major revision”, and will work on it and resubmit, as some of the comments will indeed make it better (and if we can’t appeal to this audience we have failed, so really need to get it right).

One more paper in …

19 04 2017

Mike submitted his penultimate lead-authored thesis paper on Monday! We started this after the party (see Mike, along with Misha’s wife Gwen, pictured at it below), nearly completing all the edits needed to turn it into a MS in a single day.  Just one more to go now!

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