Biology

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

Commentary a cri de coeur for conservation

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.

Rachel HassonRachel Hasson won a best oral presentation award at Ontario Biology Day for her research on the relationship between temperature and the spring arrival dates of migratory birds.

Bird migration research earns top honours for fourth-year biology student

Based on the award-winning research of a fourth-year biology student, it should be a safe bet that most migratory birds will be a little late this spring getting back to the area from down south.

After analyzing 18 years of bird banding data, Rachel Hasson discovered that nine varieties of song birds, ranging from orioles to warblers, were arriving back to southern Ontario anywhere from three to eight days early, depending on the change in temperature in any given year.

Trevor Pitcher and David JohnstonTrevor Pitcher, left, shakes hands with Governor General David Johnston after receiving his team's Synergy Award in Ottawa Monday night.

Synergy award distinguishes university's environmental research

Winning a top national research award is an outstanding way for the University of Windsor to distinguish itself in the field of environmental research, according to two people who were in Ottawa Monday night to collect it.