William Hunter

William Hunter

Belfast, United Kingdom

The Queen's University of Belfast



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Published on Feb 10, 2016

The end of the campaign

So the campaign to raise money for this project has ended, and i have failed to make the target. I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who backed the project, along with Denny an...

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Published on Jan 29, 2016

A note on how stream ecosystems function.

Ok so this isn't actually about crabs, or marine ecosystems, but a little summary of some work I did in Alpine streams.Back between 2012 and 2014, I spent many happy hours in alps, and many more in...

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Published on Jan 14, 2016

Science Comedy with Belfast Bright Club.

For those of you on the island of Ireland, the next Belfast Bright Club science-comedy show will be on 18th February in the Black Box, Belfast. as part of the Northern Ireland Science Festival.http...

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Published on Jan 13, 2016

A little note on tempura green crab!

Check out the website for information on controlling green crab populations on US coasts.http://eattheinvaders.org/green-crab/

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Published on Jan 12, 2016

Coastal Mud: an astonishing amount of carbon locked away.

Just to give you an idea of the scale of carbon burial in coastal mud, here are some figures taken from a recent paper in Nature Climate Change (Atwood et al., 2015; DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2763). ...

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Published on Jan 07, 2016

Mud glorious mud.

So people often look at me strangely when I talk about work. For a start I mostly work with mud, and I get it, mud isn't necessarily the most exciting looking substance. It's not co...

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Published on Jan 04, 2016

Happy New Year

So it's back in the saddle after the Christmas vacation and New Year. Prior to Christmas I had an exciting visit to the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, and it was great to...

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Published on Jul 06, 2015

Detailed Budget

$1,000: Purchase of experimental consumables, including aquarium pipes, heaters, bottles and chemicals for the preservation of samples (such as formalin and ethanol).$2,000: Analysis of sediment sa...

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Published on Jul 06, 2015

A video of some of my stand-up

This was a video of my set from the Bright Club comedy club, as part of the Northern Ireland Science Festival.

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Good Luck!
Jul 23, 2016
Can Hookpods and reusable LED lights reduce albatross deaths and marine pollution?
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Good luck, I wish you every success.
May 06, 2016
Obtaining clean, renewable energy from 'dead zones'
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Best of luck, looks like a really exciting project.
May 06, 2016
How Useful Could a Tiny New Microcontroller be for Small Spacecraft?
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Congratulations on successfully raising the funds. Best of luck with the project!
Mar 16, 2016
Can personalized medicine subtype bladder cancer?
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Congratulations, best of luck with the project. Looking forward to seeing some interesting results.
Mar 13, 2016
Are coyotes contributing to the spread Rocky Mountain spotted fever in Arizona?
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As someone unfortunate to have suffered RMSF any research on its transmission and biology is music to my ears. Good Luck!
Mar 07, 2016
Are coyotes contributing to the spread Rocky Mountain spotted fever in Arizona?
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Good luck with the project Douglas. I hope it is a success. Looks to be a very interesting question.
Feb 01, 2016
Can personalized medicine subtype bladder cancer?
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I think this could be a very important piece of work. As someone who suffered a bout of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever I can testify to the misery of tick-borne diseases. Best of luck with this. Please also check out my project. https://experiment.com/projects/investigating-how-green-crab-extinction-affects-seabed-ecosystems-in-irish-waters
Jan 26, 2016
Are ticks responsible for human Acute Febrile Illness in South Africa?
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Hi, best of luck for this project. I think this looks like a great project and a great way to encourage public engagement with marine ecology, and develop wider public understanding of coastal ecosystems. Please also check out my project on the density-dependent effects of crabs on coastal sediments. https://experiment.com/projects/investigating-how-green-crab-extinction-affects-seabed-ecosystems-in-irish-waters
Jan 13, 2016
Rocky Intertidal Citizen Science
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Hi Steven, good luck with the project. This looks very exciting. Please also check out my project. It's a bit of a different topic from Martian exploration but still interesting. https://experiment.com/projects/investigating-how-green-crab-extinction-affects-seabed-ecosystems-in-irish-waters
Jan 13, 2016
Building the next generation of Mars Rovers
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Good luck with the project. I think this could be a very important question, these sediments are critical links in coastal biogeochemical cycles. Please also check out my project https://experiment.com/projects/investigating-how-green-crab-extinction-affects-seabed-ecosystems-in-irish-waters
Jan 13, 2016
How does sea level rise affect wetland soil metabolic processes in the Florida Everglades
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Thanks Jason for your support.
Dec 27, 2015
Investigating how green crab extinction affects seabed ecosystems in Irish waters
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