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Scientists scan horizon for future invasive species challenges

Arctic development, genomic-modification tools, agricultural practices will raise risks
Thu, 2017-05-04 13:34

Shipping and mining in the Arctic. The spread of invasive microbial pathogens around the world. Changing agricultural practices. Use of genomic-modification tools. Those are among the 14 most significant issues that could affect the science and management of invasive species over the next two decades, according to an international team of ecologists, who published their findings in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

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Contact: Prof. Anthony Ricciardi
Organization: Redpath Museum, McGill University
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Organization: McGill University, Media Relations
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Student captures 2nd place in NSERC - Science, action! competition

Wed, 2017-04-05 12:19

Congratulations to M.Sc. candidate Émile Brisson-Curadeau (Supervisor: Prof. Kyle Elliott, NRS) for capturing second place in "NSERC -" Science, action!" competition contest for "La sentinelle des mers". 


ABOUT ÉMILE

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Sea ice extent in Arctic and Antarctic reached record lows in November

Wed, 2016-12-07 14:25

“Both the Arctic and Antarctic experienced record lows in sea ice extent in November, with scientists astonished to see Arctic ice actually retreating at a time when the region enters the cold darkness of winter.” (The Guardian) (National Snow & Ice Data Center)

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Socioeconomics play key role in Arctic Search and Rescue

Fri, 2016-09-30 13:29

Traveling and harvesting on the land and sea is of vital importance to Indigenous communities in the Canadian Arctic and subarctic, with links to food security, cultural identity, and wellbeing. A new study by the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group at McGill University however, finds that economic transitions, social shifts, and climate change are dramatically affecting the safety of Inuit during these activities.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
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HMS Terror was found

Tue, 2016-09-13 15:41

The second, HMS Terror, of the two Franklin Expedition shipwrecks was found earlier this month, Arctic Research Foundation expedition lead Adrian Schimnowski confirmed Monday. (Toronto Star)

Bruno Tremblay, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University

As an expert on ice and snow in the Arctic, he can comment about this discovery.

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Ferring Canada Donates $2 Million to McGill University

Donation supports programs focused on healthcare and environmental research and education
Thu, 2016-09-01 09:45

TORONTO – September 1, 2016 – Ferring Canada, a subsidiary of Ferring Pharmaceuticals, is proud to announce a $2 million donation to McGill University in Montreal, Canada that will be used to create fellowships in health and health leadership, and to finance environmental research in the Canadian Arctic.

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A ‘tropical’ parasitic disease emerges in the Arctic

Thu, 2016-04-28 16:26

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre

Canadian researchers describe the first outbreak of Cryptosporidium parasite in Nunavik

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: Public Affairs and Strategic Planning - McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: 514 934-1934, extension 71381
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Antarctic permafrost may not be habitable for microbes – So is Mars?

Mon, 2016-01-25 09:42

 

"It doesn't mean there's no life on Mars, but what it does mean is it's going to be harder to find," said Jacqueline Goordial, the McGill University researcher who led the study, in an interview with Rachelle Solomon on CBC's Breakaway.

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Nearing the limits of life on Earth

Tue, 2016-01-19 14:26

Failure to find active microbes in coldest Antarctic soils has implications for search for life on Mars

Natural Resource Sciences professor Lyle Whyte and postdoctoral fellow Jackie Goordial talk about their research which suggests that it is unlikely that it is unlikely that there is any microbial life to be found on Mars.

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Nearing the limits of life on Earth

Tue, 2016-01-19 10:27

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

Failure to find active microbes in coldest Antarctic soils has implications for search for life on Mars

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Contact: Prof. Lyle Whyte
Organization: Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences - McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-7889

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations - McGill University
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