A portfolio of five short tutorial essays (1300-2200 words) I wrote in my first year as an undergraduate studying Biological Sciences at Jesus College, Oxford. Across the year, I was assigned 1o essays and 5 presentations, each of which were based on a specialist topic where I had a week to research, prepare and complete my work. These five essays were the ones that I enjoyed learning about and reporting on the most:
1. With reference to invertebrate examples, what is life like at very small scales?
2. What is an adaptation?
3. The advantages and consequences of holometabolous development in insects
4. What is inbreeding, what factors influence it and why is it such a problem in rare or threatened species in in-situ and ex-situ conservation programmes?
5. Adaptations of vertebrates to extreme polar environments
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