Biology professor Stéphanie Doucet’s photograph of two male savannah sparrows is a finalist in a national science competition.
Doctoral student Katy Switzer took top honours in UWindsor’s Three Minute Thesis competition Monday.
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.
A team of UWindsor researchers is on a remote island on the East Coast studying the sounds and appearance of the savannah sparrow.
The University of Windsor made a world-class showing of ornithological expertise last week during the North American Ornithological Congress.
Placing three UWindsor graduate students among the top award recipients at the North American Ornithological Congress confirms the university as a centre of excellence for bird biology in North America, says professor Oliver Love.
Fourteen researchers represented the University of Windsor, including Dr. Love and students from his laboratory and the laboratories of Dan Mennill and Stephanie Doucet.
The Windsor delegation took three of the 12 awards for the best student talks and posters among the hundreds of student presenters: