Biology

New York City skyline including the Tribute in LightArtificial light — including at the Tribute in Light in New York City — disorients nocturnal migratory birds, UWindsor ornithologist Dan Mennill writes in an article for the Conversation.

Turning out the lights can save birds’ lives: professor

The artificial lights produced by humans disrupt the migration of birds, often with fatal consequences, says UWindsor ornithologist Dan Mennill.

Lisa PorterA team led by UWindsor biologist Lisa Porter has received a federal grant of more than $1 million to advance research on an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Cancer research gets $1 million funding boost

A team led by UWindsor biologist Lisa Porter has received a federal grant of more than $1 million to advance research on an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Biology student Aaron Rollins helped prepare museum skins in professor Dan Mennill’s ornithology lab this week.Biology student Aaron Rollins helped prepare museum skins in professor Dan Mennill’s ornithology lab this week.

Birds preserved for generations of study

Students in biology professor Dan Mennill’s third-year ornithology class are preparing what are known as museum skins.