Research

Dan Mennill holding tropical wrenBiology professor Dan Mennill with a rufous-and-white wren. He led a 15-year study showing that warm temperatures reduce survival of this tropical bird. (Photo by Dale Morris.)

Hot climate reduces survival of tropical birds, study finds

A 15-year study led by University of Windsor researchers shows that a hot climate reduces survival in tropical birds.

The 2018 Perspective Magazine features automotive research from the University of Windsor's Faculty of Engineering.The 2018 Perspective Magazine features automotive research from the University of Windsor's Faculty of Engineering.

Windsor automotive research featured in Perspective magazine

The University of Windsor’s research into automotive innovation was recently featured in a magazine that will be read across Canada.

The work of professors Daniel Green, Narayan Kar, Colin Novak, Kemal Tepe, and Ming Zheng is highlighted in Perspective, a magazine published by the Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation and distributed through the Globe and Mail.

To read the article, visit the Perspective website.

UWindsor biological sciences PhD student Katrina Switzer is working with 3D-printed yellow toads in the forests of Costa Rica to see how females choose among similarly coloured males.UWindsor biological sciences PhD student Katrina Switzer is working with 3D-printed yellow toads in the forests of Costa Rica to see how females choose among similarly coloured males.

Researchers use 3D printed toads in the wild

When the rains eventually blanket northwest Costa Rica, ushering in the country’s wet season, a booming chorus of yellow toads will fill the tropical forest.

And the moment that rain starts to fall, UWindsor’s Katrina Switzer will race to a pond in Santa Rosa National Park where she’ll match 3D printed “Robotoads” with unsuspecting mates.

“The Neotropical Yellow Toads have a large breeding event that really only happens once a year during the first massive rainfall,” Switzer explained, adding the rain usually starts falling in the middle of the night.

Takayo Nagasawa, Colin NovakJournalist Takayo Nagasawa of Japan’s national public broadcaster NHK interviews engineering professor Colin Novak about the infamous Windsor Hum.

Hum generating buzz on the other side of the world

Engineering professor Colin Novak will be featured in a Japanese science show for his investigation into the source of the infamous Windsor Hum.