When Sarah Walsh finished her bachelor of science with a focus in marine biology at Memorial in 2013, she wasn’t sure what her next move would be.
She did know, however, that ocean technology would be part of her future.
Newfoundland and Labrador is one of a few places on Earth still unaffected by many of the diseases and other problems affecting honey bee populations elsewhere.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Beekeeping Association (NLBKA) has identified several research priorities concerning honey bees and wild pollinator species in Newfoundland and Labrador and is interested in working with researchers at Memorial University to fill in knowledge gaps and help address current apicuture challenges.
A new paper co-written by Memorial University researchers argues that some migratory birds are failing to keep pace with a rapidly changing climate.
Dr. Stephen Mayor completed a master’s in biology at Memorial and is currently with the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville.
As a post-doctoral fellow at Memorial, he worked with Dr. David Schneider, Department of Ocean Sciences, on a study that looked at 48 common bird species and their ability to adjust the timing of their migration to match the changing start of spring.
“What we’re seeing is that climate change is causing the timing of spring green-up — that’s when the leaves come out on the trees — to shift,” he explained.
“It’s also become less variable and less predictable from year-to-year. We looked at how birds were responding to that shift and found nine species of songbirds are having trouble keeping up with the change and lagging behind when they should be arriving to North America.”
The provincial and federal governments announced an investment of more than $1 million in projects for Memorial University’s Bonne Bay Marine Station and Grenfell Campus May 13.
Memorial University has awarded the main construction contract for the Core Science Facility to Marco Services Limited.
The contract, known as CP-3R, is for the remaining work on the building. Construction will resume on the project this spring. It is slated to open for the fall semester in 2020.
Biology co-op student Kieran Lacey tries on careers in marine sciences, animal care and health research.
Student Shannon Anderson (Biology) & employer Dr. Suzie Blatt (Agriculture and Agrifoods Canada) discuss the benefits of Co-operative Education.
Students with a strong interest in arts and science no longer have to choose between the two degrees.
Memorial’s Senate recently approved a proposal from the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences for a new joint degree program.
The Department of Biology will host our annual Open House on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM in the C.W. Andrews Room (Science Building - 3125A) and adjoining lobby.
Our Open House will provide an opportunity for potential and current Biology students to meet and speak with individuals from diverse, biology-related career fields. It also provides an opportunity to learn more about summer employment opportunities and options in graduate and post-graduate studies.
Eleven Memorial researchers working on five diverse projects will receive more than $680,000 in new federal funding, allowing the teams to purchase sophisticated new tools, technology and equipment.
An assistant professor in the Department of Biology is hoping to give new life to an old collection.
Dr. Julissa Roncal has been given responsibility for Memorial’s herbarium, the largest in the province.
Dr. Craig Purchase was recently interviewed on CBC regarding his attempts to research the effects of an oil spill cleaning agent. You can listen to the article by clicking the link below, http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/863187011861/
Spawning season is a busy time in Dr. Craig Purchase’s world.
But despite a near around-the-clock schedule ferrying salmon gametes from the lab to the river, the evolutionary ecologist sat down with the Gazetterecently to share some insight into another one of his roles: volunteer for a national organization dedicated to the scientifically sound classification of wildlife species at risk.
Christa Sandall may hail from landlocked Alberta, but salt water seems to run through her veins.
Since graduating from Memorial with a bachelor of science in marine biology last June, she has been living and working in the island country of the Philippines.
A new book, co-edited by Memorial biology PhD candidate Laura Siegwart Collier, adds a valuable and unique insight to the academic literature on climate change.
In The Caribou Taste Different Now: Inuit Elders Observe Climate Change, Inuit elders and knowledge holders from eight Canadian Arctic communities — Kugluktuk, Baker Lake, Pangnirtung, and Pond Inlet in Nunavut; Umiujaq, Kangiqsujuaq, and Kangiqsualujjuaq in Nunavik; and Nain in Nunatsiavut — share their observations of climate change, including how it is affecting traditional ways of life.
As researchers and educators in the Faculty of Science, Drs. Luise Hermanutz, Bill Montevecchi, Yolanda Wiersma and Len Zedel contribute to the global body of scientific knowledge every day.
While not the typical Hollywood sound effect, new research co-authored by a Memorial University professor shows that dinosaurs could likely coo–in a manner similar to how male pigeons, doves, and even ostriches produce sounds.