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Embedding communication skills: Views concerning the communication skills of graduate employees (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, C., Sardo, M., & Bultitude, K. (2011, September). Embedding communication skills: Views concerning the communication skills of graduate employees. Paper presented at STEM Graduates’ Writing Skills Project Conference, University of Bath, UK

The presentation highlights findings from a nine month project funded via the Higher Education Innovation Fund in 2010-11. Drawing on a questionnaire survey of employers, in addition to interviews with employers and University programme leaders the p... Read More about Embedding communication skills: Views concerning the communication skills of graduate employees.

Short- and long-term exposure of Lumbriculus variegatus (Oligochaete) to metal lead: Ecotoxicological and behavioral effects (2011)
Journal Article
Soares, A. M., Sardo, A. M., & Soares, A. M. V. M. (2011). Short- and long-term exposure of Lumbriculus variegatus (Oligochaete) to metal lead: Ecotoxicological and behavioral effects. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 17(5), 1108-1123. https://doi.org/10.1080/10807039.2011.605721

Metals are naturally occurring constituents of the environment and although many are essential nutrients for living organisms, at higher concentrations they can be toxic. Some aquatic species can help understand and even predict the impact of those c... Read More about Short- and long-term exposure of Lumbriculus variegatus (Oligochaete) to metal lead: Ecotoxicological and behavioral effects.

Social scientists and public engagement with (social?) science (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, C., & Sardo, M. (2011, April). Social scientists and public engagement with (social?) science. Paper presented at British Sociological Association Annual Conference, LSE, London, UK

The need for a greater engagement with social science has been highlighted by key UK-based organisations, such as the ESRC and the Academy of Social Sciences (Benyon and David, 2008). In the UK, as Burchell and Holden (2009:4) describe, an ‘extensiv... Read More about Social scientists and public engagement with (social?) science.

Scientific evidence and environmental policymaking: A Portuguese case study (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Sardo, M., & Weitkamp, E. (2011, March). Scientific evidence and environmental policymaking: A Portuguese case study. Paper presented at Mediating Environmental Change: Exploring the Way Forward Symposium, University of Bournemouth, UK

This study provides another angle on the vexed question of the role of environmental research in informing the policymaking process and it describes research undertaken to investigate the ways in which scientific evidence is used by environmental pol... Read More about Scientific evidence and environmental policymaking: A Portuguese case study.

Effect of the exposure to metal lead on the regenerative ability of Lumbriculus variegatus (Oligochaeta) (2011)
Journal Article
Sardo, A. M., Pereira, L., Gerhardt, A., & Soares, A. M. (2011). Effect of the exposure to metal lead on the regenerative ability of Lumbriculus variegatus (Oligochaeta). Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, 31(1), 205-211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.etap.2010.10.010

Lumbriculus variegatus is a recommended species for use in sediment toxicity tests and is known to have a remarkable power of segmental regeneration. Here, we tested the effects of a chemical stressor on the regenerative ability of L. variegatus and... Read More about Effect of the exposure to metal lead on the regenerative ability of Lumbriculus variegatus (Oligochaeta).