Tom Harts is a marine biologist at the Zoological Society of London. This Department for Education clip illustrates the importance of mathematics in biology and provides an insight into a zoological career. Tom describes how he collects data during field trips in Antarctica which he then analyses back in London. He says, "It's very important to know general biology before you can study animals. It's a really nice example of how statistics can be used to work out the biology of an animal. I use maths and statistics all the time. Studying science and maths has allowed me to get involved in some exciting projects and not everyone gets to say they work with penguins for a living.''
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|Age||11-14, 14-16, 16-19|
|Published||2010 to date|