Duncan Mercer prize awarded

The Duncan Mercer prize is awarded by OSC to individuals of exceptional ability, achievement, and most importantly, those who have gone to greatest effort to help OSC (and its employees) with alacrity, in ways above and beyond what is expected. …

Life’s a drag: large whale entanglement

In early March 2019, a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) was sighted in the Firth of Forth close to Edinburgh, Scotland (UK), entangled in static fishing gear (ropes and buoys associated with shellfish pots or creels). Despite the efforts …

Are P values and hypothesis testing obsolete?

A normal day in the OSC office, pondering about science, and two things came up:

  1. Is hypothesis testing using p values still way forward in science?
  2. Do red unicorns exist?

Yes, we did say that. Allow us to elaborate…

In …

Publication of our newest bat paper

We are pleased to announce the publication of our newest bat paper in Ecology and Evolution!

Todd & Williamson (2019): Habitat usage of Daubenton’s bat (Myotis daubentonii), common pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus), and soprano pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus) in a North …

Thor of Valhalla