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Department of Zoology


Two former members of the Department have been awarded Certificates of Commendation by the Zoological Society of London.  The ZSL runs an annual competition in three categories for students and researchers working in a UK University.   The Charles Darwin Award and Marsh Prize for an outstanding undergraduate research project; the Thomas Henry Huxley Award and Marsh Prize for the most original work submitted for a doctoral thesis; and the ZSL Scientific medal in recognition of scientific merit in zoologists with no more than 15 years postdoctoral experience.  

The ZSL Scientific Awards Committee has awarded Dr Nick Crumpton with a Certificate of Commendation for his excellent doctoral thesis ‘Osteological correlates of sensory systems in small mammals’; and awarded Robert Brocklehurst with a Certificate of Commendation for his excellent undergraduate project ‘Cranial Soft Tissues in Non-Model Organisms: Development of the Cranial Vasculature in Potamogale velox, with a Focus on the Lower Jaw and the Coronoid Canal’.   Dr Rob Asher was supervisor for both students.

The competition in both categories was particularly steep this year, but the Committee wished to recognise formally the achievements of both researchers with a Certificate of Commendation.