Measuring population trends for water birds such as cormorants, gulls, and other water birds has been limited by available census data that go back only a few decades, making it difficult to know how and why bird populations fluctuated in the past. Until now. Read the complete article.
New research by University of Ottawa professor Heather Kharouba shows that shifts in the relative timing between key biological events are greater in magnitude than before recent climate change began. This suggests that there will be widespread climate change-related shifts in the synchrony of species interactions in the future. Read the complete article.
Albert Stolow will result in building Canada's first and only advanced Stimulated Raman Microscopy lab to provide ultrafast nonlinear optical microscopy and lead the world in next-generation label-free, chemical-specific optical imaging. Read the complete article.
Jeremy Kerr has earned that award by devoting his career to engaging the public and policy makers around the excitement and value of nature and biodiversity. He has brought science, and especially global change biology and conservation science, into the lives of Canadians thanks to his high profile scientific discoveries, leading to globally impactful papers in journals like Science.
The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) is a unique experience for undergraduate students to explore cutting-edge research at the University of Ottawa while they define their professional goals. At the end of each year, a symposium is held to showcase their research.
Ahwon Jeong is a dedicated and creative fourth-year student completing an Honours BSc in Biomedical Science with a Minor in Psychology. She worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) alongside Dr. Rebecca Auer (MD, Associate Professor, Surgical Oncologist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute). Ahwon’s former manager says, “…her work performance is well beyond her age and years of experience.” She also received a “Perfect 10” Award at the Faculty of Science and has been on the Dean’s Honour List for three years in a row.
In a new study published in the March 7th edition of Science Advances, Pascal Audet, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Ottawa, and Banting Fellow Andrew Schaeffer, describe how they used technology akin to ultrasonography - an imaging technique using sound-waves to view an internal structure – to finally confirm how the friction responsible for earthquake rupture varies downward along the fault line.
Scientists are planning experimental "oil spills" in northwestern Ontario this summer in an effort to better understand what happens when diluted bitumen winds up in freshwater lakes. Read the complete article.