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Publicaton: Life-history effects of arsenic toxicity in clades of the earthworm Lumbricus rubellus

Posted on 23 January 2013 by Pete

Dr. Anderson and Dr. Kille have published in the journal Environmental Polution with their work on the effects of arsenic on the life-history of Lumbricus rubellus. Abstract Exposures of Lumbricus rubellus to a series of arsenic concentrations in soil were used to assess life-stage (juvenile, adult) and genotype specific sensitivities, to calculate population growth rate (λ) and to
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Publications: DNA sequence variation and methylation in an arsenic tolerant earthworm population

Posted on 10 January 2013 by Pete

Dr Kille., Dr. Anderson and Prof. Morgan have published in the journal Soil Biology and Biochemistry with their findings on the effect of arsenic on earthworm epigenetic methylation. Abstract Evidence is emerging that earthworms can evolve tolerance to trace element enriched soils. However, few studies have sought to establish whether such tolerance is determined through adaptation or
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Dr Kille speaking in Budapest

Posted on 11 June 2012 by Pete

Dr Kille has been asked to present at at the Technologies to Inform Chemical Safety Sciences workshop in Budapest this week. Title: “Using high energy light beams to analyse metal content in biological samples“
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Azores trip in the media

Posted on 7 June 2012 by Pete

The recent Azores sampling trip has been very well received locally, with it being featured in the Wales on Sunday newspaper. Graham Henry interviewed Dr Kille and Professor Morgan on the team’s trip and what new discoveries could be found. Read the full text by clicking on the image below:
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A new doctor is in the house – Congratulations to Luis!

Posted on 18 May 2012 by Pete

Congratulations are in order as Luis can now be formally addressed as Dr Luis Cunha after successfully completing his PhD defence today in the Azores, on “The effects of extreme environments of volcanic origin in organisms: using earthworms as biological models“   This was timed to coincide with the culmination of the weeks sampling trip which is
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