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Cedar Waxwing on a branch

Op-ed: Reducing traffic means more birds and happier people

September 24, 2021 — 
A guest essay by Nicola Koper and her colleague in the Globe and Mail.


A bald eagle on a river bed

UM study shows most North American birds impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns

September 23, 2021 — 
Almost all the species they studied (80%) changed their use of human-altered habitats during the pandemic, and all types of birds, from hawks to hummingbirds, were affected.

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Desmond Durell conducting research

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Trifecta of research awards for Riddell Faculty graduate students

June 9, 2021 — 
Six graduate students from the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources have won the trifecta of Tri-Council awards this year, with one CIHR, three SSHRC, and two NSERC awards for their personal research projects.

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Honouring First Nations, Métis and Inuit graduates

May 3, 2021 — 
Indigenous campus community celebrated graduates virtually on May 8

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Research and International

On the wing

March 1, 2021 — 
How birds changed their migrations during lockdowns

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Kaitlyn Duthie-Kannikkatt

Bowl of soup leads student to win academic award

June 9, 2020 — 
Grad student now works in southern Bolivia studying how small-scale farmers are restoring the use of traditional seeds

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Northern Saw-whet Owl_Winnipeg MB_Juan Pablo Medina

Calling all wildlife researchers

May 22, 2020 — 
UM organizing wildlife researchers to study impact of travel, social restrictions on wildlife populations

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Canadian Geographic: Fighting floods and fires while a pandemic rages on

April 14, 2020 — 
'As the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency agencies are stretched to their limits'


A cow stands in grass that hides most of its brown body

Are beef burgers bad for the environment?

November 5, 2019 — 
Cattle help and hinder in complex ways

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a bird ina toque and scarf by a candle

Are Christmas lights bad for birds?

December 14, 2018 — 
How so?

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