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Conflicting perceptions of the status of field biology and identification skills in UK education (2016)
Journal Article
Goulder, R., & Scott, G. W. (2016). Conflicting perceptions of the status of field biology and identification skills in UK education. Journal of Biological Education, 50(3), 233-238. https://doi.org/10.1080/00219266.2016.1202489

There is an enormous degree of engagement between people and the outdoors in the UK; 58% of the adult population of England, about 24 million people, make at least one visit a week to parks, urban green spaces, the countryside or other outdoor destin... Read More about Conflicting perceptions of the status of field biology and identification skills in UK education.

Teacher and student perceptions of the development of learner autonomy : a case study in the biological sciences (2014)
Journal Article
Scott, G. W., Furnell, J., Murphy, C. M., & Goulder, R. (2015). Teacher and student perceptions of the development of learner autonomy : a case study in the biological sciences. Studies in higher education, 40(6), 945-956 . https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2013.842216

Biology teachers in a UK university expressed a majority view that student learning autonomy increases with progression through university. A minority suggested that pre-existing diversity in learning autonomy was more important and that individuals... Read More about Teacher and student perceptions of the development of learner autonomy : a case study in the biological sciences.

Students' perception of biology fieldwork : the example of students undertaking a preliminary year at a UK university (2012)
Journal Article
Goulder, R., Scott, G., & Scott, L. J. (2013). Students' perception of biology fieldwork : the example of students undertaking a preliminary year at a UK university. International journal of science education, 35(8), (1385-1406). doi:10.1080/09500693.2012.708796. ISSN 0950-0693

It is widely held among biology teachers that fieldwork is valuable, but little is heard about students' perception of fieldwork or about the reasons for their liking or disliking fieldwork. This paper uses data from students to explore the hypothese... Read More about Students' perception of biology fieldwork : the example of students undertaking a preliminary year at a UK university.

The Value of Fieldwork in Life and Environmental Sciences in the Context of Higher Education: A Case Study in Learning About Biodiversity (2011)
Journal Article
Scott, G. W., Goulder, R., Wheeler, P., Scott, L. J., Tobin, M. L., & Marsham, S. (2012). The Value of Fieldwork in Life and Environmental Sciences in the Context of Higher Education: A Case Study in Learning About Biodiversity. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 21(1), 11-21. doi:10.1007/s10956-010-9276-x

Fieldwork is assumed by most practitioners to be an important if not essential component of a degree level education in the environmental sciences. However, there is strong evidence that as a result of a wide range of pressures (academic, financial a... Read More about The Value of Fieldwork in Life and Environmental Sciences in the Context of Higher Education: A Case Study in Learning About Biodiversity.

Encouraging use of community-based resources by bioscience students (2010)
Journal Article
Goulder, R., & Scott, G. W. (2010). Encouraging use of community-based resources by bioscience students. Bioscience education e-journal BEE-j, 16(1), 1-4. doi:10.3108/beej.16.c1

This communication reports how bioscience students are encouraged to benefit from city and regional community-based resources through use of a guidebook and student-managed learning. Positive outcomes of the module are that bioscience students take t... Read More about Encouraging use of community-based resources by bioscience students.

Response of the microbial community to water table variation and nutrient addition and its implications for in situ preservation of organic archaeological remains in wetland soils (2009)
Journal Article
Douterelo, I., Goulder, R., & Lillie, M. (2009). Response of the microbial community to water table variation and nutrient addition and its implications for in situ preservation of organic archaeological remains in wetland soils. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 63(6), (795-805). doi:10.1016/j.ibiod.2009.06.010. ISSN 0964-8305

Wetland environments can preserve organic archaeological remains because of their anaerobic nature. The ongoing discovery of archaeological sites in wetlands is associated with a lack of funds for excavation and preservation. This situation has led t... Read More about Response of the microbial community to water table variation and nutrient addition and its implications for in situ preservation of organic archaeological remains in wetland soils.