One fish, two fish, big fish, old fish

Just off your cottage’s dock in the Whiteshell, are there sturgeon or pike nearby? Dr. Gary Anderson is using eDNA to detect sturgeon presence, all without physically hooking a single specimen.

UM biologist Az Klymiuk and colleagues discover new genus of plants

Evolution of flowering plants more complicated than we thought

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.
Undergraduate Programs

Discover topics in biology, botany, ecology, genetics and zoology

Jim Roth

The arctic fox: and ecosystem engineer

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
Gary Anderson

Protecting Nature's living fossil lake sturgeon

Mark Belmonte & steve whyard

Enhancing plant performance and protecting canada's most important crops

Kevin Fraser

Exploring the factors affecting the migratory patterns of songbirds

News & Events

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Buller Greenhouse Plant Sale

Please see poster for details Plant sale will be on September 7, 2022 as well.  \;

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Dr. Mark Belmonte appointed to expert panel by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA)

MAY 31, 2022 —  DR. MARK BELMONTE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES. PHOTO CREDIT: KIRA KOOP. Mark Belmonte, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba, has been appointed as a member of the Expert Panel on Gene-edited Organisms for Pest Control at the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA), which has been tasked by the federal government and Health Canada’s...

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Urban lighting needs to consider migrating birds, new UM study suggests

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...

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UM researcher and American colleagues discover new genus of plants

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

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Cities drive evolution around globe, Science study reports

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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