Department of Natural Resource Sciences

Five McGill teams awarded funding in new Genomic Integration program

Published: 21Jun2021

Today Genome Quebec announced the results of its Genomic Integration Program, Human Health Stream competition. Five McGill teams from a diverse array of fields were awarded funds, totaling nearly ...

PCB contamination in Icelandic orcas: a matter of diet

Published: 6May2021

Image caption: These killer whales may appear healthy, but a new study has found extremely high levels of PCB contamination in some of the whales. There was a 300-fold difference between the levels...

There is no one-size-fits-all road to sustainability on “Patchwork Earth”

Published: 22Feb2021

In a world as diverse as our own, the journey towards a sustainable future will look different depending on where in the world we live, according to a recent paper published in One Earth and led by...

Well-built muscles underlie athletic performance in birds

Published: 15Jan2021

Muscle structure and body size predict the athletic performance of Olympic athletes, such as sprinters. The same, it appears, is true of wild seabirds that can commute hundreds of kilometres a day...

Expert: World Migratory Bird Day | May 9

Published: 5May2020

World Migratory Bird Day is May 9. The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) and Environment for the Americas (EFTA) have joined forces to...

Why guillemot chicks leap from the nest before they can fly

Published: 9Mar2017

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...

Fighting new viruses: should we make some mosquitoes extinct? (Nov. 23)

Published: 21Nov2016

Chris Cloutier will tackle the controversial issue of mosquito eradication November 23 at 7:00 PM during a Food for thought talk at Macdonald Campus.

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