PGR Virtual Conference


15/05/2020 - 29/05/2020

Event Information

Every year we run a PGR Conference to showcase the work our PGR students are doing! This year will be a little bit different with a series of virtual sessions.



Friday 15th May 2020

13:00-13:15 Ana Couto- From physics to predators: understanding the link between hydrodynamics, prey and predators in tidal stream regions

13:20-13:35 Julia Magdalena Wouters- On-board cameras to estimate fish discard numbers-at-age

13:40-13:55 William Williams- Exploring thaumarchaeotal life history through coding bias


Wednesday 20th May 2020

13:00-13:15 Rebekka Allgayer- Dispersal Evolution in a Current

13:20-13:35 Ahmad Albalawi- Total Frequency of Restaurant, Delivery and Takeaway Usage is not Related to BMI in UK Adults and Supplies Only 14 to 19% of Energy Requirements

13:40-13:55 Joyce Marumo- Effect of Regrouping Lactating Dairy Cows on Behavioural Variability

Lunch break

15:00-15:15 Ayotunde Adeosun- Genome Wide Association Study for Cadmium Tolerance and Accumulation in the Bengal-and-Assam-Aus-Panel (BAAP) Grown Under Hydroponic System

15:20-15:35 Calum Anderson- Trapped in the Labyrinth: The Connectivity of Linear Landscape Elements and Lattices as Predicted by an Individual-Based Dispersal Model

15:40-15:55 Rodanthi Zindrili- Transcriptomic Response of the Skin of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) Post Two Different Levels if Sea Louse (Caligus rogercresseyi) Infestation


Thursday 21st May 2020

13:00-13:15 Sarah Fenn- How Effective is Supplementary Feeding for the Conservation of a Threatened Bird Population?

13:20-13:35 Anneli Lofstedt- Is Nutritional Composition Consistent with Fish Size?

13:40-13:55 Maria Kamouyiaros- Mitochondrial Genome Diversity of the Marine Invasive Didemnum vexillum: Implications for Management

Lunch break

15:00-15:15 Beth Moore- Performance of Insecticide-Resistant and Non-Resistant Clones of an Aphid Crop Pest Differ Under Stress

15:20-15:35 Istiaq Ahmed- responses of Bangladeshi Rice Cultivars to Bakanae Disease Pathogen

15:40-15:55 Juan Pablo Inamagua- Trees in tropical Livestock Systems and their Influence on National Negative Emissions


Thursday 28th May 2020

13:00-13:15 Ziyin Shang- Measurement of N2O Emissions Over the Whole Year is Necessary for Estimating Reliable Emission Factors

13:20-13:35 James Chapman- Creating a Population Level Impact Assessment Framework for top Predator-Marine Renewable Interactions

13:40-13:55 Irma Arts- Digitizing the Outdoors: The Influence of Social Media on Our Understanding of and Engagement with Nature

14:00-14:15 Caijin Chen- Genome Wide Association of Mapping of Salt Tolerance in rice Bengal and Assam Aus Panel (BAAP) in Hydroponic and Soil Environments

Lunch break

15:00-15:15 Alexandre Rutikanga- Profiling and Mapping Fungal Wilt Pathogens of Potato in Rwanda

15:20-15:35 Aude Benhemma- Le Gall- Lessons Learned from Offshore Windfarm Development: During Construction, Harbour Porpoises Respond to Vessel Activity

15:40-15:55 Yang Guo- A Review of the Impacts of Land use Change, Climate Zone, forest type and forest Age on Soil Organic Carbon and Other Soil Quality Indicators Following Afforestation

Friday 29th May 2020

Vince Chukwu

Cristian Navarro Waggershauser

Vivianne Eilers


Event Details

HostUniversity of Aberdeen, School of Biological Sciences
VenueMS Teams