Kyle Elliott

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...

Puffins stay cool thanks to their large beak

Published: 27Nov2019

Tufted puffins regulate their body temperature thanks to their large bills, an evolutionary trait that might explain their capacity to fly for long periods in search for food....

Bacteria control levels of dangerous pollutant in seabirds

Published: 16Dec2016

Despite ongoing global pollution, researchers 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...

$1.2 M for McGill from CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund

Published: 15Apr2016

McGill Newsroom To support six research projects in fields from neuroscience to food safety and Arctic ecosystems

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