Nigel Hussey

Commentary a cri de coeur for conservation

Nigel Hussey and research teamResearch associate Nigel Hussey (fourth from left) and his team ventures out into the Red Sea.

Ecological conservation shouldn’t be derailed by economic sanctions dictated by politics, says a UWindsor researcher whose commentary on the subject has been published by the journal Nature.

Nigel Hussey wants you to think of pristine marine and terrestrial wildlife resources when you think of Sudan. But first, Sudan needs greater access to conservation funding and that’s proving to be a struggle because of economic sanctions imposed on the country.

Rare 'hybrid' manta ray discovered by UWindsor scientists

Nigel Hussey and Steve KesselNigel Hussey and Steve Kessel tag a manta ray in the Red Sea off the coast of Sudan.

A rare type of hybrid manta ray has been discovered in the Red Sea thanks to the work of a trio of University of Windsor scientists and their research partners in Sudan.

The ray, a cross between a Reef Manta Ray (Manta alfredi) and a Giant Manta Ray (Manta birostris), is only the second documented case of hybridization in elasmobranchs, the subclass of fish that includes sharks and rays, according to the group.

Arctic adventure an amazing experience for research writer

A trip to Canada’s far north with an expedition to catch and tag fish, and set out acoustic receivers to track their movements, has been one of the most amazing experiences of his life, says Stephen  Fields.

A communications officer in the University of Windsor’s department of Public Affairs and Communications, Fields joined researcher Nigel Hussey aboard the MV Nuliajuk, a 64-foot vessel plying the waters off the coast of Baffin Island.

GLIER researcher contributes to designating world heritage sites in Indian Ocean

Every year between May and July, billions of sardines “run” up the coast of southeast Africa, creating a massive feeding frenzy for the predators that devour them and a natural ecological spectacle that draws thousands of tourists to witness the event.

It’s a migratory phenomenon that could soon earn the distinction of being nominated as a UNESCO Marine World Heritage Site, and if that happens, it may be in part thanks to the contributions of a post-doctoral fellow at the university’s Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research.