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Department of Zoology


Over the course of the last couple of months several members of the department have been interviewed by various local media  talking about their passion for Zoology.  Four of them give a really good insight into their work and their hope for the future.

Dr Ed Turner, Curator of Insects in the University Museum of Zoology and a University Teaching Officer in the Department, was interviewed by Alex Buxton for the "This Cambridge Life" section of Research Horizons.   The interview explores Ed's first forays into biology as a small boy, his last minute application to Cambridge and his exciting new project in Sumatra.

The zoologist who looks after more than a million dead insects  

Dr Jenny York, a NERC-funded Associate Research Fellow, gave a similar interview in the "This Cambridge Life" series. The interview also includes Jenny's early encounters with the animal world this time in Zimbabwe, the skills you need to do work in the field and the people that have inspired her.

The behavioural ecologist whose first word was spider

Dr Jason Head, Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology in the University Museum of Zoology and a University Teaching Officer in the Department gave an interview to the student run magazine Bluesci.  In the interview Jason gives some insights into the refurbishment of the Museum, where his love of natural history museums comes from and his claim that "natural history museums can save the world".

The University Museum of Zoology: Behind the scenes 

Professor Bill Sutherland was recently "In Conversation" with the Science Editor of Varsity on the subject of "Making conservation work".   In the article Bill discusses current issues and challenges facing conservation science, including "rewilding", habitat loss, Brexit, and "evidence complacency".

Making conservation work