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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Congratulations to Maria!

21 03 2017

She’s had a paper accepted (see below). V nice.

But never mind all that. SHE’S GOT A FACULTY POSITION!!! A lectureship in animal welfare at the UK’s Royal Vet College (where my great former PhD student Charlotte Burn will now be her colleague). Maria starts in June. Since I’ve worked with her for 12 years, her leaving is going to be a bit like losing a limb. But still, brilliant news: v v proud of her.


‘Trends in welfare science’ paper still going strong

10 01 2017

Glad people kept on downloading it over Xmas (or at least that Santa did it for them):