Using Stable Isotopes in Ecotoxicology: Lessons Learned From Canadian Arctic Lakes and Considerations for Northern BC's Aquatic Ecosystems

Date:
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 15:30 to 16:30
Location:
8-166

Ecotoxicology is a highly interdisciplinary science that integrates knowledge basis of toxicology, ecology, and chemistry et al. to address complex environmental challenges related to contaminants and their effects on organisms, including humans.

Recovery Strategy for the Nechako White Sturgeon

Date:
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 15:30 to 16:30
Location:
8-166

The Nechako White Sturgeon are critically  endangered and have been listed under Schedule 1 of the Federal Species at Risk Act. Having found evidence of a significant population decline, the Ministry of Environment initiated a recovery process for the population in 2000.

Systematics of Anopheles mosquitoes in Canada: Discovery of cryptic species (and other interesting mosquito facts)

Date:
Friday, January 31, 2014 - 15:30 to 16:30
Location:
8-166

Cryptic species complexes are groups of isomorphic species whose members can usually be distinguished based on traits, such as behaviour, genetics or ecological traits. In Anopheles mosquitoes, these differences are important in terms of the ability to transmit pathogens such as Plasmodium spp., which cause malaria.

A Burning Question: Assessing the Sustainability of Burning Agricultural Residues for Cooking in Senegal

Date:
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 15:30 to 16:30
Location:
8-166

Senegal is the westernmost country of continental Africa. Like many sub-Saharan countries it faces a variety of challenges related to the natural environment and the livelihoods that depend on it.  In Senegal's case, the country is facing important deforestation problems coupled with a six-fold increase in population since the 1960s. One significant driver of deforestation relates to wood and charcoal production for household cooking applications.

NRES Graduate Program Potluck

Date:
Friday, January 24, 2014 - 17:00 to 22:00
Location:
Wolf Den (Northern Sports Center)

All NRES students and faculty are welcome!

Meet NRES faculty and other graduate students!

Hydrology of an Antarctic Polar Desert

Date:
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 15:30 to 16:30
Location:
8-166

The polar deserts of Antarctica are weird places to study hydrology. The more precipitation we get, the less runoff occurs; the ephemeral streams are supplied by glacial melt, yet melt is rarely seen on the glaciers. And the windier it gets, the warmer the air gets, and less runoff occurs.

All of these odd phenomena occur because in summer the ice surfaces are on the cusp of melting and small changes in the energy balance cause big changes in the hydrology.

Archaeological and Paleo-Environmental Research in the Hakai-Luxvbalis Conservancy, Central Coast of BC

Date:
Friday, November 29, 2013 - 15:30 to 16:30
Location:
8-166

Over the last few years a large interdisciplinary effort to examine the cultural and natural history in the Hakai region has been initiated. Supported largely by the Hakai Beach Institute on Calvert Island and in partnership with the Heiltsuk and Wuikinuxv Nations, one aspect of the research involves delineating changes in late Pleistocene and Holocene landscapes, as well as human lifeways in this highly productive, resource rich area.

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