Height and immune function

Over the summer, we published papers on height and immune function, showing curvilinear relationships in young men but not young women. These papers can be found here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25326093 and here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25164474

Welcome new students

Welcome to Alison Gibson, Catrina Stansfield, and Charlotte Elliott who will be carrying out their MSc dissertations in the lab. Alison will be working with us in collaboration with Professor Power and Dr Graham of NHS Tayside on suicide risk assessment. Catrina will be work with us and Dr Macleod of NHS Tayside to look at trends in service provision for older adults. Charlotte will be looking at cultural perceptions of masculinity and suicide risk.

Over-winter survival in Great Tits

Our paper on investment in a sexual signal and over-winter survival in Great Tits (Parus major) was recently published in Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology. It was also a highlight on Springer Animal Science’s Facebook page 🙂 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Springer-Animal-Sciences/1450678515186976?ref=ts&fref=ts)