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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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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Innovations in Synthetic Chemistry with David Herbert – Virtual Talk & Q&A

Ironing out the details: How Using Sustainability as a Design Principle Can Lead to Fundamental Advances and Practical Innovation in Synthetic Chemistry David Herbert Friday, June 25, 2021 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Virtual Public Science Talk and Q&A Everyone is welcome to join! David E. Herbert is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of...

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Meet Ken Jeffries, 2020 Rh Award Winner in the Natural Sciences category

MAY 17, 2021 — Ken Jeffries is an assistant professor of biological sciences in the Faculty of Science who seeks to leverage the use of high-resolution genomics approaches to obtain new insights that will facilitate the rational management of key organisms in aquatic ecosystems. Jeffries is the 2020 recipient of the Terry G. Falconer Memorial Rh...

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Dr. Gordon Goldsborough recipient of the Order of Manitoba

Congratulations! Dr. Goldsborough, [BSc(Hons)/81, PhD/86]; Professor, and President of the Manitoba Historical Society, who was named to the Order of Manitoba on May 12, 2021. The Order of Manitoba is the province’s highest honour. Dr. Goldsborough, an aquatic ecologist, has guided conservation policy for wetlands across the country and is the author of Abandoned Manitoba...

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