ecology

The secret lives of Canada lynx

Published: 31May2021

Using a Fitbit and a spy mic, scientists have discovered new insight into the behaviour of the elusive Canada lynx. A new study by researchers from McGill University, University of Alberta, and...

Earth Day 2021 - celebration resource picks

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April 22 is Earth Day, and this year's theme is Restore the Earth.QC, CA/morslCategory: Spirituality

Critical Ecology: Defining socio-biophysical drivers of "Anthropogenic" environmental change

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Department of Natural Resource Sciences Environmental Biology Seminar Series with guest speaker Dr. Suzanne Pierre, UC Berkeley, Critical Ecology lab/macdonaldCategory: Faculty of Agricultural and...

Male guppies grow larger brains in response to predator exposure

Published: 4Jun2018

Male guppies exposed to predators in the wild or in captivity have heavier brains than those living in relatively predator-free conditions, according to new research published in the journal...

NATURE | How warp-speed evolution is transforming ecology

Published: 31Jan2018

Even for the most common processes, such as changes in population size or food chains, ecologists must take evolution into consideration, researchers say. “Everybody realized rapid evolution was...

How fear alone can cause animal extinction

Published: 27Jul2017

“It has been something of a mystery why predators are so important in animal extinctions,” says Kyle Elliott, an assistant professor in McGill University’s Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences and...

Taking stock of the world’s lakes

Published: 15Dec2016

The total shoreline of the world’s lakes is more than four times longer than the global ocean coastline. And if all the water in those lakes were spread over the Earth’s landmass, it would form a...

‘Blue-green algae’ proliferating in lakes

Published: 26Feb2015

The organisms commonly known as blue-green algae have proliferated much more rapidly than other algae in lakes across North America and Europe over the past two centuries – and in many cases the...

Scientists scan horizon for future invasive species challenges

Published: 4May2017

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...

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