Muscle protein uncovers evolutionary origins of diving in the world’s smallest mammals

UM Biologist Kevin Campbell uses genetic sequencing to crack evolutionary riddle

Using Genomics to understand freshwater fish resources

Dr. Kenneth Jeffries 2020 Rh Award Recepient

Light pollution altering avian migration, UM study finds

New findings show that artificial light at night— “ALAN”—impacts the timing of spring migration, as migratory birds use light cues to initiate their journeys.
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Understanding the role of predators and their prey

Climate change may be putting beluga whales out of their depths

Shifting prey bases affecting beluga's oxygen stores and diving capacity
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Exploring the factors affecting the migratory patterns of songbirds

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Meet Phil Grayson, a new Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at UM.

Phil Grayson is a new Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Science, studying one of two surviving groups of ancient jawless fishes: lampreys. We caught up with him during this busy time before he takes up his Banting Fellowship in fall 2021, to learn more about him and his research. He will be working with Dr. Margaret...

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NSERC 2021 research grant recipients announced

From the Subarctic to Subatomic Physics several big ideas are being funded at the Faculty of Science. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) recently announced the recipients of the 2021 Discovery Grants Program. This program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection...

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New Research Chairs in Fundamental Science

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce three new Research Chairs in Fundamental Science, one in the physical sciences, one in the life sciences, and one in mathematical/computational sciences. The awards recognize and support researchers in the Faculty of Science who are conducting outstanding fundamental research in these areas. Chairs are awarded $20,000 in funding per year, for...

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Muscle protein uncovers evolutionary origins of diving in the world’s smallest mammals

Robert A. MacArthur/Kevin L. Campbell Up until now it’s largely been a mystery as to when some mammals evolved the ability to swim and dive for food. Species within Eulipotyphla, which includes moles, shrews, hedgehogs, and solenodons, appear to be the least equipped for diving. Being the smallest mammalian divers on the planet, they rapidly...

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