Climate Change Is Interfering With the Timing of Interactions Between Species
Predicting the impacts of global change on biodiversity have been a very prominent topic for conservation ecologists and biologists. This challenge motivated Professor Kharouba to focus her research on understanding the causes and consequences of species responses to climate change.
Until recently, the Danaus plexippus, better known as the Monarch butterfly, held the record for the longest butterfly migration. However, Professor Clément Bataille and his colleague Gerard Talavera at the Institut de Biologia Evolutiva have proven that another butterfly species travels further.
Over the years, Professor Boyd's name has become a synonym of research excellence at the University of Ottawa. This year again his laboratory stood out through the outstanding discovery of a novel source of light for which the brightness is solely known from the laws of physics.
Halogen Bonding Improves the Performance of Small Molecular Machines
Molecules in solids (e.g., crystals, powders) are not static – they often are moving very rapidly even though we cannot see this motion with our eyes. This motion (dynamics) has a profound impact on the functionality of the molecules and the molecular machines that can be built to accomplish specific tasks.
How Can Cities Protect Species Threatened by Climate Change?
In collaboration with partners from Tufts, Liverpool, and Washington State universities, Professor Lutscher of the University of Ottawa was part of a major project that sought to protect species at risk.