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Cardinal is London's bird June 2021
5 things you may not know about London's new official bird: the Northern Cardinal
[Read more at CBC London]
Bryan Neff June 2021
Biologist Bryan Neff appointed as one of three Associate Vice-Presidents (Research)
[Read more]
Rebecca Zandbergen interviews Jeremy McNeil June 2021
Rebecca Zandbergen of CBC's London Morning talks with Prof. Jeremy McNeil about gypsy moth infestations
[Read more]
Basking shark June 2021
Ireland must protect its endangered basking sharks, urge global experts
[Read more at the Irish Examiner]
Kiana Lee winner June 2021
Kiana Lee recognized by the Botanical Society of America
[Read more]
Carlie Muir winner May 2021
Three students lauded for presentations at virtual conferences
[Read more]
Smithsonian deer in road May 2021
By Creating a ‘Landscape of Fear,’ Wolves Reduce Car Collisions With Deer
[Read more at The Smithsonian]
Daily Mail wolf May 2021
Introducing wolves into areas heavily populated by deer caused vehicle collisions with the animals to drop 24%
[Read more at The Daily Mail]
Zanette work featured in The Atlantic May 2021
An Unorthodox Strategy to Stop Cars From Hitting Deer
[Read more at The Atlantic]
Rebecca Zandbergen interviews Brendan Samuels May 2021
A man in Dutton came home to find thousands of bees in his backyard.
[Listen on CBC Morning London]
Rebecca Zandbergen interviews Brendan Samuels May 2021
London is now one of the friendliest cities for birds in Canada.
[Listen on CBC Morning London]
CBC London bird status May 2021
London earns official status as "bird-friendly" city.
[Read more at CBC London]
Bank swallow petition

May 2021
Petition to save Byron bank swallows garners more than 33,000 signatures.
[Read more at CTV London]

Jumping Spider

March 2021
Biophysicists ‘jump’ to conclusion for understanding spider movement
[Read more at Western News]

Atmospheric drying

March 2021
‘Atmospheric drying’ will reduce crop yields, stunt tree growth
[Read more at Western News] [...and more on CTV London]

Gypsy moth catepillar

February 2021
London plans to spray for gypsy moths: Here's what you need to know
[Read more at CBC London]

Dr. Way featured on Bucke Prize Lecture

January 2021
The Florence Bucke Science Prize Lecture "Warming trumps CO2:climate change impacts on plants" featuring Dr. Danielle Way
[Watch on YouTube]

Cricket listening

January 2021
Western Science Speaks S5E10: How Insects Listen to the World Differently
[listen]