Dept. of Natural Resource Sciences

Unseasonably warm September could be cause of slight delay in leaves changing colour, McGill professor says. According to Jim Fyles, a forest ecology professor and director of the Morgan Arboretum, our city's trees have remained green a bit longer due to higher-than-average temperatures.

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Classified as: Jim Fyles, autumn, leaves, climate
Published on: 4 Oct 2017

Situé sur le campus MacDonald de l'Université McGill à Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, à la pointe ouest de l'île de Montréal, l'arboretum Morgan, une réserve arboricole et écologique de 245 hectares, propose une panoplie d'activités pour régénérer le corps, éveiller les esprits fatigués et intéresser les néophytes curieux tout autant que les connaisseurs à l'écosystème de la forêt et à son formidable réseau d'échange.

Classified as: Morgan Arboretum, nature activities
Published on: 22 Aug 2017

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Terry Wheeler, Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences.

Professor Wheeler was an expert in entomology and Director of the Lyman Entomological Museum. He had been a faculty member since January 1, 1995.

He lost his battle with cancer which he had taken in stride and fought with amazing optimism. Professor Wheeler will be terribly missed.

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Classified as: Terry A Wheeler
Published on: 27 Jul 2017

Judith Largy-Nadeau (BRE) and Dainava Blayney (NRS) and students from the Université de Sherbrooke are going door-to-door in Pointe-Claire to promote good waste habits this summer.

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Classified as: composting, waste, environment
Published on: 27 Jul 2017

“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 the first author of a recent study on the subject published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. “As prey populations decline, predators should simply switch to other prey.

Classified as: ecology
Published on: 27 Jul 2017

Professor Peter G. Brown (Natural Resource Sciences) has been selected as the recipient of the US Society for Ecological Economics 2017 Herman Daly Award for outstanding contributions to the field of ecological economics. 

Classified as: Peter G. Brown, human-earth relationship, Herman Daly Award, Anthropocene
Published on: 18 Jul 2017

Marianne Falardeau-Côté, a PHD candidate in Natural Resource Sciences with Professor Elena Bennett and the recipient of the 2017 Laure Waridel Bursary, shares her experiences in Scandinavia.

Classified as: marianne falardeau-côté, Laure Waridel Bursary, northern, environmental change
Published on: 18 Jul 2017

The World Economic Forum announced its 2017 class of 55 Young Scientists, assembling a distinguished cohort of top talent making an impact on research as diverse as quantum and computer science, physics and materials science, biology and bio-engineering, medical and neuroscience, and energy and environment. Collectively, their research is at the core of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Among the honorees is Natural Resource Science professor and Canada Research Chair in Arctic Ecology Kyle Elliott.

Classified as: Kyle Elliott, arctic ecology
Published on: 11 Jul 2017

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". 


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Classified as: Research, climate change, Arctic, guillemots, murres
Published on: 5 Apr 2017

For those of you who missed it, take a few minutes to watch Elena Bennett's presentation @Davos. "By dwelling on the possibility of a dystopian environmental future, we run the risk of making the prediction self-fulfilling. We need more inspirational visions – but which are realistic and believable."

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Classified as: elena bennett
Published on: 24 Mar 2017

Before they have the wing span to actually permit them to fly, young guillemots (also known as murres) leap hundreds of metres off towering cliffs and flutter down towards the sea, guided by their fathers. Scientists have long wondered why these tiny chicks make this remarkable leap, hoping to avoid the rocks below them, in what seems an unlikely survival strategy for a species.

Classified as: science, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, birds, Kylie Elliot, Survival, guillemot, murre
Published on: 9 Mar 2017

Congratulations to Professor Murray Humphries, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, who on Thursday, January 26, 2017, received the [University of Manitoba] Faculty of Science 2017 Honoured Alumni Award for exceptional achievement in Biological Sciences.

Classified as: Indigenous, Murray Humphries, wildlife
Published on: 26 Jan 2017

Drone technology has been applied in support of bird science for more than a decade now. With the cost of this technology continuing to drop, the use of it is broadening across North America.

In the same way that retail, military, and hobby sectors have embraced drones, bird scientists have realized drones can be deployed to do some bird census work and gather data in remote or otherwise inaccessible locations.

Classified as: Research, birds, David Bird, drones
Published on: 26 Jan 2017

All of the participants in the inaugural Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition are to be congratulated on a job well done! Finalists (left to right) include PhD candidate Salam Habib from the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition ( Second place; Supervisor: L.

Classified as: science communication, Lister Family Engaged Science Initiative
Published on: 18 Jan 2017

Despite ongoing global pollution, researchers Kyle Elliott (Natural Resource Sciences) and John Elliott (Environment Canada) have discovered that levels of mercury in seabirds off the coast of B.C. have remained relatively stable over the past 50 years. Surprisingly, mercury in seabirds is now actually slightly lower.

Classified as: Biology, mercury, birds, Kyle Elliott, environmental science
Published on: 21 Dec 2016

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