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UM RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT HOW THE NOCTURNAL EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL, SEEN HERE, INTERACTS WITH LIGHT POLLUTION WHILE MAKING ITS 4,000-KILOMETER MIGRATION. //PHOTO: ALICIA KORPACH APRIL 28, 2022 — University of Manitoba researchers have published a paper that challenges the way we think about airspace. By equipping some migratory birds with a GPS backpack, the biologists provided new...
One fish, two fish, big fish, old fish – Just off your cottage’s dock, are there sturgeon or pike nearby?
Sturgeon spawn only intermittently and are very sensitive to changes in their environment. Today, there are very few sturgeon left, some in the Assiniboine River, almost none in the Red River, and pockets of populations in the Winnipeg and Nelson River systems. They can be detected using environmental DNA (eDNA) that can detect molecules sloughed...
APPLE BAY ON VANCOUVER ISLAND, WHERE BOTANISTS DISCOVERED AN ANCIENT FORM OF PLANT LIFE. UM biologist Az Klymiuk along with colleagues Gar Rothwell and Ruth Stockey of Oregon State University have discovered a new genus of ancient plants that is unlike any other plant on Earth, living or extinct. read full story
APRIL 4, 2022 — UM co-op students have consistently made exceptional contributions to one or more of their employers. The UM Co-op Champion Award recognizes the achievements that our talented students make while out on their work terms. This year’s recipient is fourth-year Asper student, Tanvi Sikand, who was truly driven to make the most out...
APRIL 4, 2022 — We had the opportunity to catch up with Clare Brigham, a fourth-year Faculty of Science student who was recognized as one of the 64 recipients of the Emerging Leader Award. This annual award recognizes UM student leaders who go above and beyond to make an impact in the community. Emerging Leaders show a...
The largest-ever field project investigating evolution began eight years ago with a tweet essentially asking, Hey, who wants to study clover? THE TWEET THAT STARTED IT ALL Evolutionary biologists Aleeza Gerstein and Colin Garroway (alongside undergraduate student Rebekah Kukurudz) in the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Science eagerly responded to this query. They wanted to put Winnipeg on the...
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